FOI 29923

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FOI 29923

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I would like to know if you could you help me with a query, I am looking for an UK National Regional Comprehensive list of all Pharmacies with the information below, also if the information can be categorized into Independent Groups with 5+ shops/branches that fall into one or possibly more company entity.

  • Pharmacy Name / TA

  • Company Name

  • Post code

  • Contact person / Owner or Director

  • Email

  • Total items dispensed for Drug Tariff Special

  • Total items dispensed for Non-Drug Tariff Special

  • Total items dispensed for Special Obtains Please Note I would like to see every postcode nationally by region.

I would ideally prefer the following time frames on a monthly basis:

• April 2021 to Dec 2022 (21 months) If possible, I would also like to have the last 2 financial years on a annual basis.

• 2020/21

• 2021/22

It would be great if you let me know if you are able to provide this information.

I require data for Special Order Products and DT Special Order Products and that would exclude all categories below:

White List Appliances

Food Substances

Branded Generic drugs

Named Patient Items

Borderline Substances

Short Supply Products

Made to Measure Hosiery

Homeopathic

Dressings, bandages and slings

Cover creams

Dermatology products

Allergy products

Compression products

Response

November and December 2022

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. The latest month’s data we hold is October 2022. Please resubmit your request in February 2023 to request these months.

April 21 monthly data and financial year 2020/2021

Under Section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you.

Please note April 21 monthly data and financial year 2020/2021 data can be found published on the Open Data Portal at the below web link

https://opendata.nhsbsa.net/dataset/foi-19119

Email Addresses

Under Section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you.

Please see the following link: https://psnc.org.uk/contract-it/pharmacy-it/nhs-mail/ Under the “+Basics: shared & personal mailboxes” dropdown

Pharmacy shared NHSmail mailboxes use the following naming conventions: pharmacy.ODScode@nhs.net

England

A copy of the information is attached.

Please read the below notes to ensure correct understanding of the data.

Special order products, Drug Tariff Special Order Products and Part VIIID Drug Tariff special order products dispensed by english Pharmacy Contractors in the community in England. Drug Tariff Part VIIID special order products have been included as this is a new special order group as of March 2022.

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.

Data Source – ePACT2

Data in ePACT2 is sourced from the NHSBSA Data Warehouse and is derived from products prescribed on prescriptions and dispensed in the Community. The data captured from prescription processing is used to calculate reimbursement and remuneration. It includes items prescribed in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Guernsey / Alderney, Jersey, and Isle of Man which have been dispensed in the community in England. English prescribing that has been dispensed in Wales, Scotland, Guernsey / Alderney, Jersey, and Isle of Man is also included.

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.

Time Period

Monthly: May 2021 – October 2022

Financial Years: 2021/2022

Organisation Data

The data provided is for prescriptions dispensed by English Pharmacy Contractors in the community in England regardless of where it was prescribed. A date with the letter 'C' in brackets - example (C 01-NOV-21) against Pharmacy Name indicates that this organisation is closed or will close as of the date stated.

Contractor Type

This categorises the Dispensing Contractor according to if it is one of a particular pharmacy chain, a single or multiple pharmacy.

Please note the Contractor Type is based on what it was in the actual month as opposed to showing the latest Contractor Type, for example:

If the Contractor Type changed in September 21 from Single Contractor to More than 5 shops, the yearly data will split the data and show both Contractor Types.

Dataset

This data is limited to the dispensing of Special Order Products, Drug Tariff Special Order Products and Part VIIID Drug Tariff Special Order Products dispensed by English Pharmacy Contractors in the community in England.

Please note: With effect from March 2022 prescriptions, there is an addition to the Drug Tariff. Drug Tariff Part VIIID Arrangements for payment for Specials and Imported Unlicensed Medicines with Prices Determined Relative to Commonly Identified Pack Size. This means that certain products formerly categorised as special order products are now categorised as Part VIIID Drug Tariff Special Order.

If the pharmacy has moved premises and therefore has a different postcode, the pharmacy will show in the data for each postcode.

Items

Items shows the number of times a product appears on a prescription form not the quantity prescribed.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and Isle of Man for prescription data is not held by the NHS Business Services Authority. We only hold information for England. For details of other home countries please use the following contacts.

Scotland

Customer Service Desk

NHS National Services Scotland

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

Tel: 0131 275 6665

Email: NSS.Communications@nhs.net

Website: www.isdscotland.org

Web form http://www.nhsnss.org/pages/corporate/foi_request_form.php

FOISA Disclosure log

http://www.nhsnss.org/pages/publications/foi_disclosures.php

Wales

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Freedom of Information Requests

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership,

4-5 Charnwood Court,

Heol Billingsley,

Parc Nantgarw,

Cardiff

CF15 7QZ

E-mail: shared.services@wales.nhs.uk

Northern Ireland

Corporate Services Department

HSC Business Services Organisation

2 Franklin Street

Belfast

BT2 8DQ

Tel: 028 9032 4431

Website: http://www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/

Email Foi.bso@hscni.net

FOI Disclosure log

http://www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/information/2107.htm

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: “ePACT2, 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 January 11, 2023, 13:24 (UTC)
Created January 11, 2023, 12:27 (UTC)