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Freedom of information request below mentions data for May and June 2022. Is this data available now to share please?
Your request was received on 14th September 2022 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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NHS Prescription Services process prescriptions for Pharmacy Contractors, Appliance Contractors, Dispensing Doctors and Personal Administration with information then used to make payments to pharmacists and appliance contractors in England for prescriptions dispensed in primary care settings (other arrangements are in place for making payments to Dispensing Doctors and Personal Administration). This involves processing over 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 and Social Care users.
Source System - ISP (National MIS Files)
May - June 2022
The month refers to the month of the report. Please note Appliance Contractors data within the MIS Report shows data for the following month. (E.g. MIS Report for May 2022 will show June 2022 Appliance Contractor data).
FOI27707 has 4 files –May & June 2022 MIS Pharmacy, and May & June 2022 MIS Appliance Contractor.
This report consists of a management information file detailing monthly Community Pharmacy and Appliance Payments by type of payment and contractor account. Payments include all drug costs, fees, patient charges, locally authorised payments, etc. Other details such as the numbers of items dispensed, patient’s charges collected are also included.
The management information file reflects the contractor's payment and prescription data associated with the sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) structure at the relevant payment date.
The data contained within the files can be interpreted correctly by using the ‘MIS Glossary’ available under ‘Management Information Spreadsheet (MIS) Report’ at https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/information-services-portal-isp/isp-report-information .
The data in column METHADONE PAYMT and ADD FEE-2E within the Pharmacy dataset have been removed following Information Governance policy.
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