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Growth Contrast Tool

Overview The growth contrast tool is intended to help CCGs identify important local effects on prescribing costs. The figures are derived by comparing growth in prescribing costs and items in selected CCGs with what might have happened if national growth patterns had applied. Comparing actual growth with counterfactuals based on national growth patterns should remove […]

Cost Comparison Charts

Overview The charts included within this report are organised by BNF classification (legacy) and show comparative costs at the NHS basic price1,2 (as of July 2022) for selected agents. Except where indicated otherwise, each chart shows the cost of 1 year3 of treatment at a commonly prescribed daily dose (shown in brackets). The doses given […]

Switch Saving Calculators

Overview These calculators illustrate potential savings from selected changes in prescribing. Many of the examples shown involve relatively simple switches from one formulation to another, with no change in drug or total daily dose. Others show the savings that could be made from switching to effective alternatives from the same therapeutic class. Frequency Quarterly Data […]

Items not to be routinely prescribed

This report looks at prescribing trends for items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care at CCG and STP level based on the NHS England national consultation in July – October 2017. The report monitors the prescribing spend trends for the final list of 26 items. If you have any queries about the […]

Drug Tariff Monitor

The purpose of this report is to present the predicted cost impact of category A, M and C drug tariff PartVIIIA price changes on primary care spending. The data is calculated by matching the ePACT2 prescribing data for the latest month available to the current prices listed in the NHSBSA Drug Tariff PartVIIIA. An adjustment […]

Price Concessionary Bulletin

The purpose of this bulletin is to present the predicted cost impact of drug price changes, both through the Price Concessions list and also monthly drug tariff (DT) cost variations. The data is calculated by matching the ePACT2 prescribing data for the latest month available to the current prices listed in the NHSBSA Drug Tariff […]