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)


28 May 2024: We've updated our prescription data reports to reflect the recent changes to the discount deduction applied to pharmacy contractors monthly total of reimbursement prices, listed in the Drug Tariff Part V.

For data from April 2024 (published in June) any financial report referencing actual cost includes discounts calculated according to the new methodology. You can find more details in this article: Changes to Actual Cost reporting calculation (Pharmacy only)

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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 June 18, 2024, 12:52 (UTC)
Created January 23, 2023, 12:11 (UTC)