Ghost-branded generic excess spend by all CCGs

Why it matters: When an item is prescribed generically, the dispenser is reimbursed at the price in the Drug Tariff; but when a manufacturer is stated, the reimbursement price is usually more expensive. A list of products which have been prescribed as ghost-generics is available on every CCG and Practice dashboard page. Read more in our FAQ and our blog.

Description: Excess spend on ghost-branded generics (more info) as a percentage of all spending on generics

Tagged as: Cost Saving, Standard, Generic prescribing (or browse all measures)

CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.

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