Archive of July 2003

BA and unions reach agreement

BA and unions reach agreement

BA and unions reach agreement

  • Politics.co.uk

    Department of health publishes 2002 prescription statistics

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PRESCRIPTIONS 31 July 2003 2002 PRESCRIPTION STATISTICS PUBLISHED National Statistics on NHS prescriptions in 2002 were published today in a Department of Health Statistical Bulletin. The bulletin Prescriptions dispensed in the community, Statistics for 1992 to 2002:England covers all prescriptions dispensed in the community and provides information by leading therapeutic categories, details of the number and cost of free prescription items (e.g. for children and young people and elderly people) and information on generic prescribing. The bulletin also shows trends in dispensing since 1992. The key findings for 2002 are: The net ingredient cost of all prescriptions dispensed was #6,847 million, an increase of 11.9 per cent or 8.5 per cent in real terms on 2001 617 million prescription items were dispensed, an increase of 5.1 per cent on 2001 The average Net Ingredient Cost (NIC) per prescription item was #11.10, an increase of 6.5 per cent or 3.2 per cent in real terms on 2001 There were on average 12.5 prescription items per head of population compared to 11.9 in 2001; this varies significantly with age 85.7 per cent of all prescription items dispensed were free to patients, a slight increase on 2001 (85.4 per cent) 76 per cent of all prescription items were written generically, and increase from 74.1 per cent in 2001 NOTES FOR EDITORS 1. Net Ingredient Cost (NIC) is the headline price of a drug before discounts and excludes dispensing costs and fees. 2. Department of Health Statistical Bulletin: Prescriptions dispensed in the community; England 1992-2002, is available from the Department of Health, PO Box 777, London, SE1 6XH, free of charge. It is also available on the internet at: www.doh.gov.uk/prescriptionstatistics/index.htm 3. The Prescription Cost Analysis 2002 booklet giving details of the number of items dispensed and their net ingredient cost by individual preparation was published in May 2003. It is available priced #12 at the address given in note 1 or on the internet free of charge at www.doh.gov.uk/prescriptionstatistics/index.htm

  • Staff action costs BA up to £40m

    Staff action costs BA up to £40m

    Staff action costs BA up to £40m

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