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Prescription Costs

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether, pursuant to the answer Official Report, column 81–82 on 18 December, he will publish a table showing prescription costs for each region and family practitioner committee area for 1986–87 and 1987–88 on the same price base as previously, showing both total cost and cost per head.

April 1986 to March 1987

April 1987 to March 1988

Total cost

Total cost per head

Total cost

Total cost per head

(£ thousands)(£)(£ thousands)(£)
Brent and Harrow19,26342·1020,33544·53
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow26,28841·0027,87543·42
Hillingdon9,31340·149,94143·00
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster15,47949·3615,79351·52
North West Thames RHA141,03940·81149,10143·15
Essex60,21439·8265,56443·08
Barking and Havering15,46140·0316,40642·60
Camden and Islington14,35040·8515,21343·03
City and East London24,72944·9726,30947·18
Enfield and Harringey17,43437·7818,32740·26
Redbridge and Walthamforest19,35543·6120,41945·93
North East Thames RHA151,54340·90162,23843·64
East Sussex32,96147·7935,01650·17
Kent63,97742·6368,48045·33
Bexley and Greenwich16,29037·1917,49840·03
Bromley11,36038·2511,87339·82
Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark27,55039·7529,45142·59
South East Thames RHA152,13842·04162,31744·65
Surrey38,85138·4141,12541·11
West Sussex31,88045·8934,09148·70
Croydon12,18338·1612,61539·52
Kingston and Richmond12,30941·6313,01044·06
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth24,04240·7125,09042·47
South West Thames Regional Health Authority119,26640·96125,93043·34
Dorsetshire31,46249·3033,65451·89
Hampshire61,60540·3365,68542·74
Wiltshire20,77038·1022,52740·89
Isle of Wight6,35050·966,66452·52
Wessex Regional Health Authority120,18842·38128,53144·89
Berkshire28,36638·6429,94440·43
Buckinghamshire22,97237·4824,56839·54
Northamptonshire21,52338·8223,47441·79
Oxfordshire21,00836·5522,42138·79
Oxford Regional Health Authority93,86937·91100,40740·14
Avon36,79238·8739,44241·47
Cornwall21,68248·3823,29651·41
Devon44,71844·7647,73247·26
Gloucester19,40637·5321,03540·28
Somerset19,06942·4820,40545·11
South Western Regional Health Authority141,66642·17151,91044·83
Hereford and Worcester25,78139·3927,89941·93
Salop16,20241·2617,51644·18
Staffordshire42,61841·7445,62744·41
Warwickshire20,16641·9522,05145·54
Birmingham48,03647·8451,43151·52
Coventry13,65744·0014,85848·10
Dudley11,69838·8812,62941·73
Sandwell14,51548·2115,65652·47
Solihull8,39541·529,21945·21
Walsall12,55147·9413,65252·15
Wolverhampton11,80646·8712,65350·51
West Midlands RHA225,42643·51243,18246·79
Cheshire41,22443·5544,29546·53
Liverpool24,57850·8926,15454·95

April 1986 to March 1987

April 1987 to March 1988

Total cost

Total cost per head

Total cost

Total cost per head

(£ thousands)(£)(£ thousands)(£)
St. Helens with Knowsley15,90545·2116,97348·67
Sefton13,35644·8214,50748·80
Wirral16,53949·4017,86153·35
Mersey RHA111,60146·23119,79049·73
Lancashire69,36650·2474,44153·89
Bolton11,37343·4812,02445·85
Bury8,78250·889,28953·48
Manchester21,44947·5223,11851·37
Oldham9,66743·9410,34147·12
Rochdale9,69746·9410,53850·99
Salford13,08954·7013,84758·26
Stockport13,09245·1614,24548·94
Tameside9,72945·2110,56948·94
Trafford10,94050·5811,67054·00
Wigan14,94448·7416,00952·12
North Western RHA192,12848·51206,09352·03

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

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

3. Figures are based on OPCS estimates of resident populations for mid years 1986 and 1987.

4. Figures for 1986–87 and 1987–88 have been revalued to 1988–89 prices using the GDP deflator.