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Tag Archives | GP Prescribing

Number of prescriptions by location

There are 211 clinical commissioning groups (CCG’s) across England dispensing a range of medications every day. These CCG’s have demographic factors that could affect how much medication is dispensed. Therefore I thought it would interesting to compare the number of items dispensed in CCGs across England for a number of different medications, using the Clinical […]

Branded and Generic medication compared

According to the Office of Health Economics for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), the total medicines bill in the UK was £13.6 billion in 2011 and £10.8 billion of this was spent on branded medication. Prescribers such as GPs are encouraged to prescribe generic medicine instead of its branded version. This is […]

The most prescribed medication for each BNF Chapter

In previous blog posts I introduced the definitions of the elements used in my research to find the most prescribed items for each BNF Chapter,as they have been understood I will now reveal my findings. Using Tableau Public I found out the top 10 most prescribed items in 2014 for several months and results were […]

GP Prescribing Datasets

In a previous blog post I described the terms used in the GP Prescribing data. Here I will introduce you to the various datasets which are published in this series. They can all be found on the Health and Social Care Information Centre data catalogue page. Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community, Statistics for England Every […]

GP Prescribing data for the UK

Over the past few weeks I have been looking at GP Prescribing data from the Health & Social Care Information Centre, which presents the number of items and cost of all the different medication prescribed and dispensed by GP practices across the UK. The dataset amounts to millions of rows of data each month. I am […]

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