Thank you for your request for information about the following:
Can I please request the same data provided in the below FOI-25542, but for the following months:
Your request was received on 18th January 2023 and has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
July to October 2022
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. The information you requested is available from web links:
Please note that prescription data for December prescriptions is not available as those prescriptions have not been processed. The latest month available is November 2022. This data will be available from 3rd March.
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.
Source System - ISP (National MIS Files)
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 November 2022 will show December 2022 Appliance Contractor data).
FOI30997 has 2 files – November 2022 MIS Pharmacy and November 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 Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) 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 columns METHADONE PAYMT and ADD FEE-2E within the Pharmacy dataset have been removed following Information Governance policy.
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