Prescribing costs for 2018-19 published

Information on the estimated costs at list price of medicines used in hospitals and prescribed in primary care in 2018-19 has been published by NHS Digital.

Prescribing Costs in Hospitals and the Community: England 2018-19 includes the costs at list price, which is the basic cost of a drug excluding VAT and not necessarily the price the NHS paid. It does not take account of any contract prices or discounts, dispensing costs, fees or prescription charges income.

The latest information for 2018-19 is included in the report, as well as a time series from 2014-15.

To read the full report visit Prescribing Costs in Hospitals and the Community: England 2018-19