Dispensing data by BNF Code and CCG is available through NHS BSA website. In that data set the records are split between Pharmacy Contractors and Appliance Contractors. I would like to see the same data every month for each Appliance Contractor rather than an aggregated figure. Data on numbers of prescriptions processed etc IS available but not the detail on what has been dispensed. [On 19 May 2022 you clarified the following:] Thanks for your reply. I’m looking for something similar to the published “Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) Monthly Administrative Data”. I hadn’t realised the contractors themselves were mapped to STPs, I thought it was the STP of the GP prescribing so I don’t need that merely something similar to the existing data set excluding some of the fields but with the addition of the DAC Contractor information with the type is English Appliance Contractor’ (as in the yellow columns) I only want BNF chapters 21, 22 & 23 and I would like the data by month for the last 24 available months or 36 if the extract can all be done at the same time.
Currently, the data requested is available up until May 2022, and has already been published on our Freedom of Information disclosure log over the course of three FoIA responses, as follows:
• April 2019 to March 2022 – FOI 25464: https://opendata.nhsbsa.net/dataset/foi-25464
• April 2022 – FOI 26560: https://opendata.nhsbsa.net/dataset/foi-26560
• May 2022 – FOI 26602: https://opendata.nhsbsa.net/dataset/foi-26602
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