Number of Patients per practice who are on repeat prescriptions for Benzodiazepines

Peter Johnson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group,

Please supply a list of practices and number of patients in the Hammersmith and Fulham area who are prescribed Benzodiazepine precriptions on a repeat basis. If the term of continuous prescription and the age range of the patients to whom they are prescribed are available that would be most helpful.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Johnson

CCG Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr Johnson,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request sent to Hammersmith &
Fulham CCG.

 

Please take this email as acknowledgement to your request. I will respond
as soon as possible and within 20 working days in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

Regards

Freedom of Information & Communications Team

North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups

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CCG Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr Johnson,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request sent to Hammersmith &
Fulham CCG.

 

You requested information for a list of practices and number of patients
in the Hammersmith and Fulham area who are prescribed Benzodiazepine
prescriptions on a repeat basis.

 

The CCG does not hold the information that you have requested.
Prescription information is held in a nationally maintained database
through NHS Business Services Authority ([1]click here) and information is
available through NHS Digital ([2]click here). This information is
publicly available. I suggest you review the data available and  the
advice the website offers in getting access to other prescribing data.

 

If you are dissatisfied with your response or how it has been handled you
can request a review by emailing [3][NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG request email].  Please state
your complaint or dissatisfaction and the matter will be reviewed.  The
outcome would be reported back to you.  Where you feel your request has
still not been dealt with properly, you can refer your complaint to the
Information Commissioner by writing to: The Information Commissioner,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF which can investigate the
matter.

 

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available at:
[4]http://www.ico.org.uk.

 

Regards

Freedom of Information & Communications Team

North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups

[5][NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG request email]
15 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JD

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Dear CCG Freedom of Information,

Any link information provided should be typed onto the plain text page as links are stripped by this system.

I think your response could have been more helpful. I accessed the web sites given and was unable to identify any of the information required.

Please provide a more helpful response.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Johnson

CCG Freedom of Information,

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Johnson,

 

I am sorry that you felt our response was not helpful. You asked for
information that the CCG does not hold. As I explained, there is a
national prescribing database that is managed and owned by NHS Business
Services Authority which GP prescribing information is collated. NHS
Digital produce and publish prescribing information reports. Information
is available on both of their websites. I cannot speak for those
organisations so I do not know if the information that you have requested
would be available in that format but suggested that you initially review
the information already available through the websites before contacting
them. The websites will have further information about NHS prescribing
data. The information would also be available direct from GP practices.
The two websites are -

 

NHS Business Services Authority -
[1]www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/prescription-data/prescribing-data. (www nhsbsa nhs
uk/prescription-data/prescribing-data).

 

NHS Digital - [2]www.digital.nhs.uk/prescribing. (www
digital.nhs.uk/prescribing).

 

If you are still dissatisfied with your response you can refer your
complaint to the Information Commissioner by writing to: The Information
Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF which can
investigate the matter.

 

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available at:
[3]http://www.ico.org.uk.

 

Regards

Freedom of Information & Communications Team

North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups

[4][NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG request email]
15 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JD

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