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2022-23672,993,239.4084,165,1298.00207.3925.9
2021-22626,690,646.8582,837,4597.57193.6425.5
2020-21624,726,215.8381,097,9397.70193.0325.1
2019-20593,987,018.2582,100,0447.23183.5325.4
2018-19563,162,205.2480,145,9537.03179.3625.5
2017-18578,427,483.2779,903,7307.24180.4524.9
2016-17576,674,427.8980,028,0577.21180.3425.0
2015-16593,462,507.6879,169,7027.50186.1924.8
2014-15581,415,260.5378,512,7267.41183.2424.7
2013-14569,436,486.4476,270,7197.47179.1724.0
2012-13557,514,201.2274,239,2977.51175.7023.4
2011-12587,233,811.2072,657,3548.08185.6423.0
2010-11594,329,295.6870,107,2118.48188.5022.2
2009-10588,186,034.8067,875,4488.67187.6421.7
2008-09577,774,782.8264,878,0638.91185.5020.8
2007-08584,414,613.8462,011,1759.42188.9020.0
2006-07578,819,608.5159,078,5689.80187.1419.1
2005-06563,196,519.7757,034,9809.87184.5518.7
2004-05576,877,157.2653,927,68310.70189.7317.7
2003-04550,126,194.1551,268,51010.73182.0317.0
2002-03509,022,521.5048,751,67910.44167.6416.1
2001-02455,525,931.1946,022,6119.90151.4115.3
2000-01410,675,650.2343,312,2669.48136.5114.4
1999-00387,677,232.9641,152,2099.42129.9213.8
1998-99347,771,534.0039,990,2088.70116.0713.3
1997-98324,031,287.6638,898,6088.33108.3613.0
1996-97294,294,204.2437,206,2017.9198.3512.4
1995-96270,806,434.7936,275,6267.4791.0712.2
1994-95251,164,396.7735,364,1567.1084.4411.9
1993-94231,738,298.4734,302,3206.7678.4511.6
1992-93210,863,369.4132,862,0366.4272.1811.2
1991-92188,431,292.5231,633,9725.9663.7710.7
1990-91165,112,315.9130,032,7525.5055.7110.1
1989144,783,910.3429,383,2574.9348.819.9
1988131,514,310.2028,626,1254.5944.439.7
1987116,530,985.2227,550,5424.2339.719.4
1986104,043,237.2826,528,8543.9235.729.1
198595,453,623.7526,160,9653.6532.749.0
198491,245,391.3626,393,1713.4631.429.1
198385,324,552.7525,994,9973.2829.499.0
198275,883,595.7025,392,1762.9926.348.8
198165,632,268.2824,751,3912.6522.848.6
198057,042,727.1125,008,8982.2819.938.7
197947,441,014.6224,912,9031.9016.618.7
197841,840,717.0525,192,3871.6614.738.9
197735,230,614.3824,090,9891.4612.428.5
197627,888,391.3223,774,8131.179.868.4
197521,697,370.3322,888,5450.957.678.1
197417,114,450.9422,266,9850.776.057.9
197314,402,992.4121,332,3050.685.147.6

Metadata

Title

Prescriptions summary data by year

Last update

1 November 2023 1 November 2023

Next update

TBC

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Prescribing Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

Prescriptions

General description

This table provides data on prescriptions prescribed by GPs in Wales and dispensed.

Data collection and calculation

GP Prescription data (NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership).

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

1973 onwards

Users, uses and context

See associated Statistical Release for detailed notes, background and definitions.

Statistical quality

See associated Statistical Release for detailed notes, background and definitions.