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Request Reference: 8927 Request Date: 02 Dec 2019
Request: Dear Sir / Madam, I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please send me: 1. Please can you send me the name and address of all GP surgeries in the Peterborough area that have prescribed the medication Tofacitinib for the period January to December 2017 to 2018 and also for the period January to December 2018 to 2019. 2. Please can you send me the name and address of all GP surgeries in the Peterborough area that have prescribed the medication Tofacitinib for the condition of Rheumatoid Arthritis for the period January to December 2017 to 2018 and also for the period January to December 2018 to 2019. 3. Please can you send me the number of patients for each GP surgery in the Peterborough area that has prescribed the medication Tofacitinib for the condition of Rheumatoid Arthritis for the period January to December 2017 to 2018 and also for the period January to December 2018 to 2019. a. Please can you also provide the data with additional information, male and female. b. Please can you also provide the data with additional information, age of the patient. I would like the above information to be provided to me as electronic copies only. If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary. If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed. I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully, [Name redacted]. On 23 December 2019 you clarified your request as follows: [In relation to question number 1] Answer: Please provide for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. [In relation to question number 2:] Answer: Correct, please provide yearly figures for 2017, 2018 and 2019. However, I would like to remind you that the yearly figures for 2017-2019 should be broken down to, per GP surgery practice. Question number 3: Answer: Yes that is fine if it is for all conditions. When I had a look at the NICE.org website, the medication first lists Rheumatoid Arthritis, this would be the bulk of patients it would be prescribed for: https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/tofacitinib.html [Question number 4: Answer: Please can you provide it per age groups for adult patients only. Age 20-30 years old, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60 and 60-70 years old.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 28 Jan 2020
Response: Please see attached response.

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