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Open Data Portal (ODP)

Our Open Data Portal (ODP) is the home of data we release to the public. It lets you:

  • filter and download datasets
  • access our Open Data via an API
  • view the metadata and data in a single place

Visit the ODP

Important information and updates 

New experimental data area

There is a new area on the ODP where we will be sharing experimental datasets.  These will be new datasets that we want your feedback on.

NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) reorganisation as of 1 April 2021

Changes due to the CCG reorganisation have been implemented with effect from April 2021 dispensing data and have been implemented across all our reporting systems where applicable - Information Services Portal (ISP), Open Data Portal (OPD) and ePACT2.

Read more about the changes and how it affects our systems and reports (Word: 64KB).

Datasets available to view

Community Prescribing and Dispensing

English Prescribing Dataset (EPD)

The EPD contains detailed information on prescriptions issued in England that have been dispensed in England, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey, and the Isle of Man.

Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) - Monthly Administrative Data

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

Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) Annual Statistics

The PCA release is an Official Statistic with National Statistic designation.

The lowest granularity of data in the publication for both financial and calendar year PCA contains information on all prescription items dispensed in England and submitted to the NHSBSA for reimbursement.

Experimental Area

English Prescribing Dataset (EPD) with SNOMED code

The EPD set contains detailed information on prescriptions issued in England that have been dispensed in England, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey, and the Isle of Man. This experimental version of the data contains an additional column - SNOMED Code.

Secondary Care Medicines Data (SCMD) with indicative price

The SCMD contains processed pharmacy stock control data in Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) standardised format from all NHS Acute, Teaching, Specialist, Mental Health and Community Trusts in England.

Hospital and Provider

Secondary Care Medicines Data (SCMD)

The SCMD contains processed pharmacy stock control data in Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) standardised format from all NHS Acute, Teaching, Specialist, Mental Health and Community Trusts in England.

Get the most from the Open Data Portal

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Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact our support team by:

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