Dear Orkney NHS Board,

Please find my FOI request below.

1) How much has it cost your NHS region in the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and to date of 2019 to issue prescriptions as a whole?

2) What are the top ten items prescribed in the above years?

3) How many prescriptions have been issued for Aspirin or Paracetamol in the above years?

4) What is the total cost of prescribing Aspirin and Paracetamol alone in the above years.

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

Martin Cutler

FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

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Dear Mr Cutler,

Please find attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

Kind regards

Lizzy Walls
Freedom of Information (FOI) Officer
NHS Orkney
The Balfour, Foreland Road,
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NZ
Tel: 01856 888220
FOI Requests e-mail: [NHS Orkney request email]
Data Protection e-mail: [email address]

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