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Request Reference: 7319 Request Date: 08 Dec 2017
Request: I am writing to request data relating to the Net Ingredient Costs of the top 1000 Special Order products dispensed during the quarter to June 2017. I see you have recently published the top 500 products on the NHSBAS website, however, I would like the same information on the next band of 500 please. In addition, could you also please state the average size of each pack of product dispensed. [On 2 January 2018 you clarified the following:]Iím happy for you to proceed with my request as per your proposal below. (We can provide the top 1000 Special Order products in the same format as what is on the website. Special order products can be classed as either Special Order or Drug Tariff Special Order products. For the Drug Tariff Special Order products we would look to provide the quantity rather than the size of any pack. This is because the items are priced first to a minimum quantity for that product (e.g. 100ml) then for any quantity above this minimum the price used is per ml. So for 150ml the item would be priced for 100ml and then another 50 x 1ml. The prices used for the minimum quantity and then the per unit after that is available on the Drug Tariff and so you would be able to work this out from the quantity. For Special Order products we do not hold any Pack Size information as these are priced for the whole quantity from what is endorsed on the prescription. ) [On 17 January 2018 you clarified the following:] Yes thatís fine. I assume the data you will provide will be identical to the top 500 data already published on the NHS BAS website ie, Total NIC cost & Total Items Dispensed. (If we instead provide the quantity x items then you would be able to work out the average quantity prescribed for each of the top 1000 products.)

Status: Complete
Response Date: 12 Feb 2018
Response: Please see attached response

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