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We've taken a quick look at the data to see why, despite the number of price concession lines have increased to 91 in November, the estimated total excess cost has reduced. … [Read More...] about Price Concessions – why are the excess costs lower in November than October 2017?
The PSNC has published the list today of Price Concessions for November 2017. The list is the biggest yet, at 91 lines. We've taken a first stab at calculating the … [Read More...] about Price Concessions Estimate for November 2017 – CCG data
We have been writing a lot recently about the effect of price concessions on the NHS primary care drugs bill, and on the problems community pharmacy are facing. We've been … [Read More...] about Price concessions data for CCGs, including October 2017 estimate
Today we've released our new Drug Tariff viewer. It was a dataset that we previously didn't hold, but thought that it would be useful to turn into a graphical viewer for … [Read More...] about Getting the data for the Drug Tariff tool (*sigh*)
The Drug Tariff, published on behalf of the Department of Health and updated monthly, is a strange and mysterious document, written largely in legalese, and understood by … [Read More...] about New interactive OpenPrescribing tool: Explore Changes in the Drug Tariff (and out of stock medicines) back to 2010!
There has been an interesting and concerning story in The Times today regarding shortages on a number of commonly-used medicines and a corresponding increase in the … [Read More...] about Drug shortages and “Price Concessions” – how much is it costing the NHS?
New: Analyse page no longer needs a denominator One of the most common requests we receive is to be able to use the analyse page without needing to select a denominator, so … [Read More...] about OpenPrescribing December Newsletter
Long Term Trends Tool! All prescribing, 1998-2016 We have created a new interactive tool for exploring the national Prescribing Cost Analysis (PCA) data, allowing you to … [Read More...] about OpenPrescribing News
We have created a new interactive tool for exploring the national Prescribing Cost Analysis (PCA) data, allowing you to investigate prescribing trends going back to 1998. The … [Read More...] about New OpenPrescribing tool: long-term prescribing trends, back to 1998!
We send out monthly newsletters for OpenPrescribing, detailing new features and updates, which you can sign up for here. Our latest issue is below: Low Priority … [Read More...] about OpenPrescribing October Newsletter
Today we launch another exciting new feature on OpenPrescribing. NHS England recently shared a list of 19 classes of treatment which they think should not be prescribed by … [Read More...] about Which GPs are prescribing the treatments advised against by NHS England?
We were at Oxford University's Curiosity Carnival, an event featuring researchers from all disciplines enthusiastically explaining their work to members of the public in an … [Read More...] about Publication Bias: IN CAKE FORM. DataLab at the Curiosity Carnival
Today we launch another new feature on OpenPrescribing. As you will probably know, we have various standard prescribing measures which show how a practice or CCG is … [Read More...] about See Data on the Individual Drugs in our Prescribing Measures
At OpenPrescribing, we provide tools for analysing prescribing behaviour in primary care in the NHS in England. If you work with prescribing data, you may have noticed that … [Read More...] about What is a Dormant GP practice, and why are they prescribing?
Today we are launching something very exciting: a new tool that identifies over £100m in new prescribing cost savings for the NHS. The average practice can save £50,166 a year … [Read More...] about Our New Tool Finds Over £100m in New Cost Savings for the NHS
We've recently added the option to download your results from the Analyse searches you complete on OpenPrescribing. There are now three ways to download data from the site. … [Read More...] about Downloading data from OpenPrescribing
Recently, we've been experimenting with integrating the Dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) into our prescribing data. dm+d is the standard dictionary for the medicines … [Read More...] about Prescribing Data: Using the Dictionary of medicines and devices
OpenPrescribing takes open datasets from NHS Digtal and NHS Business Services Authority, and makes it easy for people to explore the prescribing dataset. We also use this … [Read More...] about Prescribing Data: BNF Codes
Today NHS England announced it is reviewing the prescribing of medicines which it deems to be “ineffective, unnecessary [and] inappropriate for prescription on the NHS”. We … [Read More...] about ‘Low Value’ Prescription Items
We launched our e-mail alerts on OpenPrescribing to help people keep track of prescribing trends at their GP Practice or CCG. Our alerts send you a monthly e-mail highlighting … [Read More...] about OpenPrescribing E-mail Alerts