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Request Reference: 8272 Request Date: 01 Feb 2019
Request: Dear Sir/Madam, Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am requesting the following information on prescription dispensing. In reference to table 1 of the appendix of NHS Digitalís General Pharmaceutical Services in England - 2007/2008 to 2017/2018 dataset: 1) How many of the prescription items dispensed (row 13) were dispensed by the distance selling pharmacies counted in row 32, in: a. 2014/15 b. 2015/16 c. 2016/17 d. 2017/18 e. How many prescription items have been dispensed by distance selling pharmacies in 2018/19 to date 2) On average, how many items did each distance-selling pharmacy counted in row 32 dispense monthly in: a. 2014/15 b. 2015/16 c. 2016/17 d. 2017/18 e. 2018/19 to date 3) How many of the prescription items dispensed via Electronic Prescription Service (row 100) were dispensed by the distance selling pharmacies counted in row 32, in: a. 2014/15 b. 2015/16 c. 2016/17 d. 2017/18 e. How many prescription items have distance selling pharmacies dispensed via Electronic Prescription Service in 2018/19 to date 4) How many patients have nominated the following pharmacies through the Electronic Prescription Service: a. Online-only pharmacies b. Bricks and mortar (physical) pharmacies Please provide the information by email in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance. If you have any queries please donít hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response within 20 working days. Kind regards, [name redacted][On 14 March 2019 you clarified the following:] Could we please have the data as calculated using Method 1 Ė total number of months in the financial year (so far).

Status: Complete
Response Date: 11 Apr 2019
Response: Please see attached response.

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