This bulletin presents a summary of prescriptions dispensed in the community. The statistics cover all prescriptions dispensed by community pharmacists, appliance contractors and dispensing doctors, as well as prescriptions for items personally administered. The bulletin highlights recent changes and the main trends between 1994 and 2004.
A booklet listing individual preparations alphabetically within therapeutic class is published annually and provides details of the number of items, the net ingredient cost and the quantity of individual preparations dispensed in the community in England. The latest publication is titled Prescription Cost Analysis: England 2004 and is available to download below.