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Prescription volume and prescription cost

Our information is updated each quarter to show how total prescribing has changed over a range of time periods.

Prescription Volume

Changes in total prescribing, comparing the current year to the previous year for the:

  • month
  • last three months
  • financial year
  • rolling twelve months’ time period

Since June 2015, items prescribed on FP10HP forms by hospitals have been included in this data. The data is shown in millions.

Prescription cost

Changes in total cost of prescribing comparing the current year to the previous year for the:

  • month
  • last three months
  • financial year
  • rolling twelve months’ time period

Spending is measured using Net Ingredient Cost.

Since June 2015, items prescribed on FP10HP forms by hospitals have been included in this data. Data is shown in millions (£).

 

Prescription volume growth

Prescription cost growth

Jun 15 (Excel: 9 KB)

Jun 15 (Excel: 9 KB)

Mar 15 (Excel: 9 KB)

Mar 15 (Excel: 9 KB)

Dec 14 (Excel: 9 KB)

Dec 14 (Excel: 9 KB)

Sep 14 (Excel: 10 KB)

Sep 14 (Excel: 9 KB)

Jun 14 (Excel: 9 KB)

Jun 14 (Excel: 9 KB)

Mar 14 (Excel: 9 KB)

Mar 14 (Excel: 9 KB)

Dec 13 (Excel: 10 KB)

Dec 13 (Excel: 11 KB)

Sep 13 (Excel: 13 KB)

Sep 13 (Excel: 11 KB)

Jun 13 (Excel: 11 KB)

Jun 13 (Excel: 11 KB)

Mar 13 (Excel: 9 KB)

Mar 13 (Excel: 9 KB)

Dec 12 (Excel: 28 KB)

Dec 12 (Excel: 28 KB)

Sep 12 (Excel: 22 KB)

Sep 12 (Excel: 22 KB)

Jun 12 (Excel: 22 KB)

Jun 12 (Excel: 22 KB)

Mar 12 (Excel: 28 KB)

Mar 12 (Excel: 28 KB)

Dec 11 (Excel: 28 KB)

Dec 11 (Excel: 28 KB)

Sep 11 (Excel: 22 KB)

Sep 11 (Excel: 22 KB)

Jun 11 (Excel: 22 KB)

Jun 11 (Excel: 22 KB)

Mar 11 (Excel: 28 KB)

Mar 11 (Excel: 28 KB)