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|License||Open Government Licence 3.0 (United Kingdom)|
|PERIOD||Year and Month as YYYYMM||date||
|BNF_NAME||British National Formulary (BNF) Name||string||
The name given to the specific type, strength, and formulation of a drug or the specific type of an appliance. For example, Amoxicillin 500mg capsules
|BNF_CODE||British National Formulary (BNF) Name||string||
The unique code used to refer to a BNF Presentation. For example, 0501013B0AAABAB.
|HOSPITAL_TRUST_CODE||The Hospital Trust's Organisation Data Service Code (ODS)||string||
The Hospital Trust's Organisation Data Service Code (ODS), for example R1A. Look up files are provided and maintained by NHS Digital, for example see: Trusts under https://digital.nhs.uk/services/organisation-data-service/data-downloads/other-nhs-organisations.
|HOSPITAL_TRUST||The Hospital Trust's Organisation Name||string||
An NHS Trust is a legal entity, set up by order of the Secretary of State under section 25 of, and Schedule 4 to, the National Health Service Act 2006, to provide goods and services for the purposes of the health service.
The quantity of a medicine, dressing or appliance for which an individual item was prescribed and dispensed, for each BNF Presentation. This represents a pseudo pack size, to illustrate the typical range of prescribed quantities of a given presentation. For example, a quantity of 28 for Amoxicillin 500mg capsules means that the pack size dispensed was 28 capsules.
The total quantity of a drug or appliance that was prescribed. This is calculated by multiplying the prescribed Quantity by Items. For example, if 2 items of Amoxicillin 500mg capsules with a quantity of 28 were prescribed, Total Quantity will be 56.
The number of times a product appears on a prescription form. Prescription forms include both paper prescriptions and electronic messages.
|TOTAL_ACTUAL_COST||Total Actual Cost||number||
The basic cost after adjustment for the national average discount and some payments to the dispenser. The calculation is: Net Ingredient Cost - National Average Discount Percentage + (payment for consumables + out of pocket expenses + payment for containers)
|TOTAL_NIC||Total Net Ingredient Cost (NIC)||number||
In British Pounds Sterling (GBP). The amount paid using the basic price of the drug, appliance or medical device as stated in Part II Clause 8 of the Drug Tariff