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Prescriptions

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions have been issued using the electronic prescriptions service in each month since it became operational. (75441)

The number of prescription messages issued using the electronic prescription service is shown in the following table:

Date

Prescription messages

20-28 February 2005

607

March 2005

3,442

April 2005

2,887

May 2005

3,576

June 2005

3,394

July 2005

6,135

August 2005

6,432

September 2005

14,400

October 2005

46,039

November 2005

69,823

December 2005

68,365

January 2006

87,074

February 2006

153,771

March 2006

260,898

April 2006

262,952

May 2006

439,427

Total

1,429,222