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Prescriptions

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a table, using the PACT database, showing the expenditure on prescriptions for each family practitioner committee area, together with the totals for each National Health Service region for the 1988–89 financial year; and if he will express that expenditure as a figure per head of population for each area and region.

The information requested cannot be derived from PACT but is available to the Department as set out in the table.

Total cost of prescriptions dispensed by chemists, appliance contractors and dispensing doctors
April 1988-March 1989
Total cost (£ thousands)Total cost per head (£)
Cleveland28,09250·79
Cumbria24,04349·15
Durham30,68051·41
Northumberland14.95049·60
Gateshead10,07548·85
Newcastle13,73249·11
North Tyne11,28258·49
South Tyne7,87350·56
Sunderland16,18754·67
Northern RHA156,91351·09
Humberside43,17750·77
North Yorks33,45246·91
Bradford22,62648·75
Calderdale9,75549·78
Kirklees16,70744·51
Leeds35,07149·42
Wakefield16,18351·94
Yorkshire RHA176,97148·88
Derbyshire41,29444·68
Leicester38,87643·90
Lincoln31,46554·01
Nottinghamshire43,02342·70
Barnsley12,25655·48
Doncaster15,06951·67
Rotherham11,37945·19
Sheffield24,83747·01
Trent RHA218,19946·50
Cambridgeshire27,43342·10
Norfolk36,83149·48
Suffolk28,87445·22
East Anglia RHA93,13945·78
Bedford22,80742·97
Hertfordshire41,00841·59
Barnet12,71342·17
Brent and Harrow20,44244·99
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow28,08044·03
Hillingdon10,16743·84
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster15,48452·43
North West Thames RHA150,70143·84
Essex68,03744·48
Barking and Havering16,28542·51
Camden and Islington15,48344·02
City and East London26,51747·17
Enfield and Harringey18,45140·71
Redbridge and Waltham Forest20,53346·24
North East Thames RHA165,30744·39
East Sussex35,89650·36
Kent69,58545·77
Bexley and Greenwich17,86241·08
Bromley12,00940·27
Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark29,85843·56
South East Thames RHA165,21045·24

April 1988-March 1989

Total cost (£ thousands)

Total cost per head (£)

Surrey41,92641·94
West Sussex35,11549·92
Croydon12,73740·16
Kingston and Richmond13,24244·84
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth25,27242·88
South West Thames RHA128,29144·16
Dorsetshire34,65552·85
Hampshire67,10943·49
Wiltshire23,35741·93
Isle of Wight6,83752·68
Wessex RHA131,95745·73
Berkshire30,86941·32
Buckinghamshire25,08739·99
Northamptonshire24,39642·78
Oxfordshire23,27940·21
Oxford RHA103,63041·06
Avon40,24642·17
Cornwall24,58753·38
Devon49,33048·31
Gloucester22,02141·75
Somerset21,63347·27
South Western RHA157,81746·13
Hereford and Worcester28,83542·98
Salop18,18645·38
Staffordshire46,57845·10
Warwickshire22,81247·07
Birmingham51,02951·35
Coventry14,87948·59
Dudley12,88442·34
Sandwell15,64052·79
Solihull9,31345·42
Walsall13,73952·38
Wolverhampton12,77451·22
West Midlands RHA246,66947·38
Cheshire45,84547·97
Liverpool26,51556·46
St. Helens with Knowsley17,54450·70
Sefton15,04750·56
Wirral18,17054·27
Mersey RHA123,12151·22
Lancashire75,82654·87
Bolton12,21646·34
Bury9,47054·12
Manchester23,34052·34
Oldham10,48047·74
Rochdale10,89152·65
Salford13,91659·06
Stockport14,54650·00
Tameside10,83549·97
Trafford11,84754·91
Wigan16,25852·85
North Western RHA209,62552·94

The figures include prescriptions dispensed by retail chemists, applicance contractors and dispensing doctors.

Total cost includes the basic price of the drug less discount plus dispensing costs and fees.

Figures are based on OPCS estimates of resident populations for mid year 1988.