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Data on net ingredient cost and number of items prescribed by GPs and dispensed in the community for April 2019 to March 2020.

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Chart showing the number of items prescribed by GPs in Wales, and dispensed, each year from 1973. This line chart shows the number of items increasing steadily from 21 million in 1973 to 40 million in 1998-99, followed by a steeper rise until 2010-11; from that year the line flattens to stand at just over 82 million in 2019-20.

Main points

  • 82.1 million items were prescribed by GPs in Wales and dispensed during 2019-20, up from 80.1 million (2.4%) in the previous year.
  • The number of items prescribed per head (registered with a GP) in 2019-20 was 25.4, down from 25.5 in 2018-19.

Reports

Prescriptions in Wales: April 2019 to March 2020
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Prescriptions: individual preparations, 2001-02 onwards: tables
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Prescriptions: summary data, 2001-02 onwards: tables
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Contact

Craig Thomas

Telephone: 0300 025 1646

Media

Telephone: 0300 025 8099

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