Hospital Prescribing Dispensed in the Community



Community Prescribing & Dispensing

Datasets on the prescribing and dispensing of medicines in the community read more


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Hospital Prescribing Dispensed in the Community

We have worked with NHS Improvement (now NHS England) to produce a dataset on prescribing in a hospital setting which has been dispensed in the community.

The data is related to items prescribed and dispensed in England. The data only includes items prescribed by NHS Hospital Trust Units which have been dispensed in the community. Cost Centre data is not included in this dataset.

The data provided is based on England Hospital Trust prescribing only and may include items prescribed in England but dispensed in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and the Isle of Man.

The dataset 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

You can read more about dataset in the guidance document: Hospital prescribing dispensed in the community guidance (Word: 246KB)

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Data Warehouse
Contact NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)
Version 1.0
State active
Last Updated February 16, 2024, 16:02 (UTC)
Created January 23, 2023, 12:11 (UTC)