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Prescription data

We’re moving all of our drug data into one place

The ‘One Drug Database’ project is underway to provide a consistent, single source of information. The first release of new data is due in January 2020 (for November 2019 data).

There will be differences in the way data is presented. You can read more about the project, and how this affects our systems and reports.

We provide prescribing, dispensing and organisation data to help NHS stakeholders track trends and to inform decisions.

Using a wide range of information based on prescribing and dispensing, we create reports specific to user needs and requirements.

These reports allow informed decisions to be made to deliver value for money services to patients and taxpayers.

Information is made available to Primary Care Organisations (PCOs), NHS stakeholders and the general public to help with:

  • performance management
  • financial planning
  • following clinical best practice
  • complying with regulations
  • identifying outlier behaviour
  • publishing national statistics

You can also view our Data Release Calendar.

Public prescription data

We produce a number of reports which are available to the public. These are grouped into three categories:

You can also access a number of reports through Catalyst - Public Insight Portal.

Three data download data files are available through the Information Services Portal:

  • Demographic data
  • Drug data
  • Prescribing data

The demographic data can be accessed through:

 We also provide:

Our information systems are supported by a team with a telephone and email service ready to answer any queries on the data you may have.

Contact us if you have any queries.