About this release

Public Health Scotland has released NHSScotland prescribing data for May 2020 in two formats - practice level Open Data and an interactive dashboard.

Find out more

Open Data files enable independent analysis of NHSScotland prescribing data. Information is shown for each practice and by individual drug. 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?

Monthly Prescribing Activity Data can be found on the Scottish Health and Social Care open data portal (external website) and interactive dashboard can be found on the Prescribing Webpages (external website).

Further information is available from the Prescribing webpages (external website).

General enquiries

If you have an enquiry relating to this publication, please email 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: 07 October 2022
Was this page helpful?