Could I request for ICBs, Northamptonshire, Somerset, North Cumbria, Cheshire & Merseyside and South Yorkshire (presented individually if possible please):
1. The number of patients who have been prescribed both Fostair pMDI and Luforbec Between September 21 and September 22
2.a The number of patients who have been prescribed both Fostair pMDI and Luforbec between September 21 and March 22.
2.b of those patients from 2.a how many have again been prescribed both in Apr-22 to Sep-22
On 14 February 2023 you clarified the following:
If they could be locked to being counted in the first ICB Or if simpler to group them all as a misc. ICB group?
A copy of the information is attached.
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.
The data source was the NHSBSA Information Services Data Warehouse.
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.
September 2021 to September 2022 inclusive.
Prescribing has been limited to the following ICB Locations (ICBs).
NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
NHS North East And North Cumbria Integrated Care Board
NHS Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board
NHS Somerset Integrated Care Board
NHS Cheshire And Merseyside Integrated Care Board
There are no limitations to the dispensing data
Drugs have been limited to the following BNF Presentations:
'0302000C0BUABBZ' Luforbec 200micrograms/dose / 6micrograms/dose inhaler
'0302000C0BUAABX' Luforbec 100micrograms/dose / 6micrograms/dose inhaler
'0302000C0BQAABX' Fostair 100micrograms/dose / 6micrograms/dose inhaler
'0302000C0BQABBZ' Fostair 200micrograms/dose / 6micrograms/dose inhaler
Data is limited to prescriptions where an NHS Number was captured during NHSBSA prescription processing, the percentages of prescription items with an identified NHS Numbers for this dataset was:
The BNF Code is a 15 digit code in which the first seven digits are allocated according to the categories in the BNF and the last 8 digits represent the medicinal product, form, strength and the link to the generic equivalent product. NHS Prescription Services has created pseudo BNF chapters, which are not published, for items not included in BNF chapters 1 to 15. The majority of such items are dressings and appliances which NHS Prescription Services has classified into four pseudo BNF chapters (20 to 23).
The data request has been split into 3 separate csv files:
This file is the number of patients within the restricted ICBs who have been prescribed both Fostair pMDI and Luforbec between September 21 and September 22 where both drugs have been prescribed within the same ICB
This file is the number of patients within the restricted ICBs who have been prescribed both Fostair pMDI and Luforbec between September 21 and March 22 where both drugs have been prescribed within the same ICB
The data is calculated by finding patients within the restricted ICBs who have been prescribed both Fostair pMDI and Luforbec between September 21 and March 22 where both drugs have been prescribed within the same ICB. The patient counts show where these patients have also been prescribed both Fostair pMDI and Luforbec between April 22 and September 22 where both drugs have been prescribed within the same ICB, with the ICB being the same for both time periods.
If patients meet the prescribing requirements for more than one ICB within this dataset they will be counted in all those ICBs and therefore patient counts should not be added
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