Primary Care Trust Prescribing Data - April 2011 onwards

This release contains data for the quarters April - June 2008 to July - September 2011. Other quarters will be added subsequently.

Note that there have been changes to PCTs from 1 April 2010. In some cases these are minor changes to names. In such cases the earlier name will be retained for consistency. The PCTs East and North Hertfordshire and West Hertfordshire have merged to form Hertfordshire. Solihull PCT gave up its Care Trust status and changed its PCT code in May 2011 and so there will be a discontinuity in data between quarters before April 2011 and subsequent data. Some prescriptions will continue to appear for the old PCTs for up to 6 months as prescriptions are valid for that period.

The data is being made available via NHS iView which will allow users to manipulate and extract data. To use NHS iView you will need to create an account.

Go to NHS iView to see the data

Read the iView Prescribing user-guide

In line with the Making Public Data Public initiative, the data for July to September 2011 is also being made available as a comma separated values (CSV) file. The structure of the file is:


PCT code

PCT Name

BNF section code

BNF section name


Actual Cost

Net Ingredient Cost

Note that the file has column headings and that this is as extracted from ePACT (service provided by Prescription Services) and no changes have been made. It therefore differs from the NHS iView product.

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