OpenPrescribing.net has been updated this week with the latest release of prescribing data covering March 2020. In-depth analysis will be needed over the coming months, but this release gives us the first glimpse into the impact that COVID-19 has had on prescribing. At the DataLab we have been quite busy with the new secure analytics […]
The top 10 prescribed medicines in NHS England primary care for 2019 are outlined in this www.OpenPrescribing.net blog. In terms of cost, steroid inhalers are the NHS top spend in 2019 with medicines for diabetes in second closely followed by oral anticoagulants. The most commonly prescribed medicines class in 2019 was “lipid regulating drugs” which are more commonly known as statins.
At The DataLab we like to work in the open and share our insights for the whole community, so we can fix a problem for us, then share the solution, and help fix it for everyone. We think this is efficient for us and the whole system. In this blog our magnificent coder Peter Inglesby sets out some analysis he has done of changes to the NHS prescribing data we use
Zuclopenthixol is an antipsychotic used for schizophrenia and other psychoses. In the UK, there are two injectable forms of zuclopenthixol: zuclopenthixol acetate : a short acting treatment used for acute episodes zuclopenthixol decanoate : a long acting treatment used for maintenance This week we launched a new measure to support a new type of alert […]
We think it is unhelpful that so much NHS data analysis is outsourced, or done behind closed doors. This blog sets out the steps we take with OpenPrescribing.net to ensure all our analysis and methodology is freely available for inspection, review, and importantly re-use, by anyone.
Today we launched NHS regional and STP dashboards on OpenPrescribing.net, which allow anyone to see NHS prescribing patterns across areas larger than CCGs. You can find these new dashboards under “Area and Practice Dashboards”. What is an NHS STP or Region? The NHS across England is now organised into Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and […]