Published: 26 March 2013
Prescribing Statistics - Dispenser Remuneration
Published: 26 February 2013
Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in humans in 2011
Published: 18 December 2012
Prescribing & Medicines: Generic Prescribing
ISD has held data on medicines prescribed within NHSScotland for several decades. These data are generated as part of prescription processing for the payment of dispensing contractors by the Practitioner Services in NHS National Services Scotland. We currently have data on over one billion prescriptions which we make available to customers through routine reporting, bespoke analysis and online tools.
Our Guide to Prescribing Services [420kb] describes how we support key aspects of prescribing, catalogues the information that is available routinely and outlines the help we can offer.
Our prescribing team provide a national information and intelligence service for customers in NHS Boards, Government, Academia and Industry. Through our work we support improved health and ensure efficient and effective use of public money. On this website, you will find the following resources.
- All our national publications.
- Data on dispensing in the community.
- Link to information on the web application Prescribing Information System for Scotland (PRISMS).
- Information on the National Medicines Utilisation Unit (NMUU) who monitor the effect of medicine policies on patient health and identify adverse events associated with medicines.
- The NMMU workstream, Hospital Medicine Utilisation Database (HMUD).
- The Antimicrobial Management Integrated Database for Scotland (AMIDS) which enables authorised users to explore the relationship between trends in the use of antimicrobials and the development of antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
- The Scottish Drug Tariff which covers aspects of reimbursement and remuneration of contractors providing pharmaceutical services to NHS Boards.
- Stoma products and services.
We can also offer a specialist analytical services to support individual customers with their specific information needs.
You can find out more about all our services by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.