Why it matters: The BNF states: To avoid error with low-dose methotrexate, it is recommended that: the patient is carefully advised of the dose and frequency and the reason for taking methotrexate and any other prescribed medicine (e.g.folic acid); only one strength of methotrexate tablet (usually 2.5 mg) is prescribed and dispensed. You can read more in our paper on trends and variation in unsafe prescribing of methotrexate.
Description: Prescribing of methotrexate 10mg tablets as a percentage of prescribing of all methotrexate tablets
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.