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Request Reference: 7824 Request Date: 13 Jul 2018
Request: Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with the data for the following: • Prescriptions dispensed in community, Statistics for England 2007-2007. Within which, time period 1/4/16-31/3/17 specifically: o Report o Appendix tables, to include:  Number of antibiotics prescribed by dentists (resolved by items, number of tablets/amount)  Type of antibiotics prescribed by dentists  Geographical distribution (by trust) of number of antibiotics by dentists  Number of antibiotics, prescribed by dentists to children. o Trend tables, to include:  Number of antibiotics prescribed per socioeconomic category  Number of antibiotics prescribed per exemption status If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also be grateful if you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information. I would prefer to receive the information electronically. On 29 August 2018 you clarified the following:]• "In your request you have stated ‘2007-2007’ and ‘01/04/16-31/03/17’. Please be advised that we do not hold data for 2007 but we can provide data for 2016/17. Please clarify if the data required is to be presented as a total figure or broken down by month?” o Could we please have the data broken down by month? Would it also be possible to have the records 4-5 years prior to this? • "To define antibiotics we could provide all prescribing from BNF section 0501 (Antibacterial drugs) reported down to presentation level. Please could you clarify what is meant by “type of antibiotics”? Would this refer to either the BNF chemical substance or is another grouping required? If so could you specify?" o Would it be possible to obtain the information for the BNF chemical substance? Could we also receive the grouping as per the dose e.g. (250mg amoxicillin, 500mg amoxicillin, 3g amoxicillin etc) • "We are able to provide the number of items and quantity. Do you require the quantities to reflect an overall total or to be presented to show the quantity prescribed (i.e. if 56 tablets were prescribed twice should this be reported as 112 or two items of 56)?” o Please could we have the latter, i.e. if 56 tablets were prescribed twice to have it reported as 2 items of 56. • By ‘children’ – does this mean under16’s? o Yes please. Could we receive different data sets for over 16s compared to under 16s. • Do you only require the exemption category data for the Antibiotics prescribed by Dentists? o Yes please [On 21 September 2018 you clarified the following:] Yes, pease could you provide the data as per your suggestion data broken down by items for the ages 0 -16, 17 + and by the number of items where we have not been able to capture the age (the large majority of items in this case

Status: Complete
Response Date: 19 Oct 2018
Response: Please see attached response