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Generic medicines and special medicinal products (quarterly information)

Frequency: Quarterly

Background to the collection

On 1 July, the Health Service Products (Provision and Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018 entered into force. As part of this new legislation, manufacturers, importers and wholesalers of generic medicines and special medicinal products are required to provide the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), every quarter, with information about their purchases and/or NHS sales of generic medicines and special medicinal products.

To participate in this collection your organisation will require an ODS Code.
Please follow the steps below to request a new code, or to confirm your existing code. If you already have a code you still need to follow this process.

  1. open the Organisation Code request form
  2. complete the form with your organisation details
  3. tick “Medicines only to be used for DHSC quarterly data collection” for the "Service your organisation provides" question
  4. send the completed form

After processing your form, the ODS team will notify our Data Collections team of your organisation details and contact information.


Submission deadlines

Generics

Data period Submission start date Submission end date
January 2021 to March 2021 1 April 2021 30 April 2021
April 2021 to June 2021 1 July 2021 28 July 2021
July 2021 to September 2021 1 October 2021 28 October 2021
October 2021 to December 2021 4 January 2022 31 January 2022
January 2022 to March 2022 1 April 2022 29 April 2022
April 2022 to June 2022 1 July 2022 28 July 2022
July 2022 to September 2022 3 October 2022 31 October 2022
October 2022 to December 2022 3 January 2023 30 Janaury 2023

Specials

Data period Submission start date Submission end date
November 2020 to January 2021 1 February 2021 28 February 2021
February 2021 to April 2021 3 May 2021 31 May 2021
May 2021 to July 2021 2 August 2020  31 August 2021
August 2021 to October 2021 1 November 2021 28 November 2021
November 2021 to January 2022 1 February 2022 28 February 2022
February 2022 to April 2022 3 May 2022 31 May 2022
May 2022 to July 2022 1 August 2022 28 August 2022
August 2022 to October 2022 1 November 2022 28 November 2022
November 2022 to January 2023 1 February 2023 28 February 2023

SDCS guidance

Last edited: 16 July 2021 1:46 pm