About this release

This release by Public Health Scotland (PHS) presents data for items prescribed in Scotland and reimbursed by the NHS, for March 2024. The data is in two formats - Open Data and an interactive dashboard.

Further information

Open Data files enable independent analysis of NHS Scotland prescribing data. Information is shown for each practice and by individual drug for items prescribed in Scotland and reimbursed by the NHS. In response to feedback from users we have produced a prescribing dashboard to allow exploration of the Open Data file. Four interactive views are available:

  • What are the highest cost therapeutic areas for prescriptions in the community?
  • How do individual GP Practices contribute to overall GP Practice prescribing?
  • What is the variation in Prescribing among the biggest GP practices?
  • Where are the most prescriptions being written?

Open data from this publication is available from the Scottish Health and Social Care open data portal and an interactive dashboard and monthly aggregated summary statistics can be found on the publication website

The next release of this publication will be on 9 July 2024.

General enquiries

If you have an enquiry relating to this publication, please contact David Scott at phs.prescribing@phs.scot.

Media enquiries

If you have a media enquiry relating to this publication, please contact the Communications and Engagement team.

Requesting other formats and reporting issues

If you require publications or documents in other formats, please email phs.otherformats@phs.scot.

To report any issues with a publication, please email phs.generalpublications@phs.scot.

Older versions of this publication

Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 11 June 2024
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