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Prescription Costs in Hospitals and the Community (PCHC) consultation

We're looking for feedback on the Prescription Costs in Hospitals and the Community annual experimental statistics publication.

Why we are consulting

We released our first Prescription Costs in Hospitals and the Community publication in November 2021 after onboarding the release from NHS Digital following a public consultation.

We're keen to improve Prescription Costs in Hospitals and the Community by updating the methodology used and providing additional analysis.

We welcome feedback from anyone with an interest in these statistics. In particular, we would like feedback from:

  • members of the pharmaceutical industry
  • members of academia who have used PCHC
  • analysts working in government, the NHS, health sector, and pharmaceuticals
  • members of the media and journalists
  • members of the public

What we are asking

We will be asking questions based on the:

  • methodology used in the statistics
  • geographies that data are released for
  • drug classifications used within the release

All feedback is invited and appreciated, from expert analysts to the general public. We value all perspectives.

How to respond

Responses should be submitted by 4 February 2022, when this consultation will close. We encourage you to respond online wherever possible. However, responses by email will also be accepted.

There is more information in the consultation document, which we would encourage you to read before completing your response. The document also includes a list of the consultation questions should you wish to download and provide your comments by email.

PCHC Consultation (PDF: 181KB)

Provide your feedback

Take the online survey

If you are responding by email, please send this to