FOI 27687

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FOI 27687

Thank you for your request for information about the following:

  1. How many items of Inclisiran have been prescribed through primary care since it became available on the NHS?

  2. How many patients received at least one prescription for Inclisiran through primary care since it became available on the NHS?

  3. How many items of Inclisiran have been prescribed through secondary care since it became available on the NHS?

  4. How many patients received at least one prescription for Inclisiran through second care since it became available on the NHS?

  5. Please can you provide data for each of the most recent 12 months, showing the total number of items of Inclisiran prescribed per month?

Your request was received on 7th September 2022 and has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Response

Questions 3 and 4

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by the NHS Business Services Authority. We are unable to provide data on secondary care inclisiran prescribing as this is predominantly administered and dispensed within the hospital setting, so we do not receive the data.

However it is possible that NHS England may hold some or all of the information you require. They can be contacted at:

NHS England

PO Box 16738

Redditch

B97 9PT

Telephone 0300 311 22 33

Email: england.contactus@nhs.net

Web http://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/foi/

Questions 1, 2, and 5

A copy of the information is attached.

Time Period

October 2021 to September 2022 inclusive.

Contents

The data covers prescribing in primary care settings in England, where the medicine was dispensed in the community.

Data is shown for prescribing of Inclisiran (BNF chemical substance code 0212000AM) as both generic and branded (Leqvio) presentations.

In the results for question 2, patients who could not be identified by means of a valid NHS number on the prescription form are excluded; prescribing to unidentified patients is included in the results for questions 1 and 5.

NHSBSA Prescription Services process prescriptions and information is then used to make payments to pharmacists and appliance contractors (in England) for prescriptions dispensed in primary care settings. This involves processing approximately 1 billion prescription items and payments totalling over £9 billion each year. The information gathered from this process is then used to provide information on costs and trends in prescribing in England and Wales to over 25,000 registered NHS and Department of Health users.

Exclusions

The data excludes -

• Items not dispensed, disallowed and those returned to the contractor for further clarification.

• Prescriptions prescribed and dispensed in Prisons, Hospitals and Private prescriptions.

• Items prescribed but not presented for dispensing or not submitted to NHS Prescription Services by the dispenser.

Data Queries

If you have any queries regarding the data provided, or if you plan on publishing the data, please contact foidata@nhsbsa.nhs.uk ensuring you quote the above reference. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

If you plan on producing a press or broadcast story based upon the data please contact nhsbsa.communicationsteam@nhs.net. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and is subject to NHSBSA copyright. This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence detailed at: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Should you wish to re-use the information you must include the following statement: “NHSBSA Information Services Data Warehouse, NHSBSA Copyright 2022” This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Failure to do so is a breach of the terms of the licence.

Information you receive which is not subject to NHSBSA Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated.

Please obtain their permission before reproducing any third party (non NHSBSA Copyright) information.

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Last Updated December 23, 2022, 10:11 (UTC)
Created December 23, 2022, 10:10 (UTC)