Why it matters: The NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices designates certain medicines as hospital only as the manufacturer has specified it should generally be used in hospitals. If you disagree with any of the hospital only designations you should contact the NHS Business Services Authority who maintain the dm+d at [email protected]. This measure suports review and audit of appropriateness as sometimes a hosptal only medicine may be selected in error for example zuclopenthixol acetate (blog here).
Please note that this is an experimental measure. We would be grateful for any feedback at [email protected]
Description: Primary care prescribing of Hospital Only medicines as designated by the NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices per 1000 patients
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.