Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) Monthly Administrative Data



Community Prescribing & Dispensing

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


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Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) Monthly Administrative Data

PCA contains information on all prescriptions items dispensed in the community in England on a monthly basis and submitted to the NHSBSA for reimbursement.

This data mirrors the methodology used in the PCA Annual National Statistics publication. The latest statistical release, along with more information on what PCA contains, can be found on the NHSBSA website. The monthly PCA release is a monthly management information data set and is not an Official Statistic.

Data for February 2008 to March 2021 is available on the NHSBSA website in a legacy format.


15 July 2022 In the May 2022 PCA release the STP Name and STP code columns have been replaced with Integrated Care Board (ICB) and ICB code columns. This is to reflect the new NHS organisational structure - details can be found at the NHS Digital’s Integrated Care Board page.

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Field Value
Source NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Data warehouse
Contact NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)
Version 1.0
State active
Last Updated June 8, 2023, 11:25 (UTC)
Created June 16, 2021, 14:46 (UTC)