Table 2

Number of dispensed prescription items by the prescribing institution for a cohort of patients with cancer diagnosed during April to July 2015, with a prescription dispensed in the same time period

Prescribing setting from
NHS Digital’s GP practice list9
Dispensed
prescription items
Per cent of all dispensed prescription items
(%)
Per cent of prescription items dispensed by a listed practice9
(%)
GP practice1 820 52398.8299.49
Out of hours practice38060.210.21
Community health service28100.150.15
Other11060.060.06
Hospital service4560.020.02
Walk in centre practice3890.020.02
Urgent and emergency care2150.010.01
Hospice1680.010.01
Public health service1190.010.01
Walk in centre+out of hours practice980.010.01
Care home/nursing home950.010.01
Optometry service80.000.00
Prison60.000.00
Organisation not listed as a GP practice
by NHS Digital,9 assumed secondary care
12 3960.67
Total1 842 195
  • GP, general practitioner; NHS, National Health Service.