Why it matters: Nebivolol is a beta-blocker used in heart failure. Many patients can't tolerate a full 5mg dose. However, the 2.5mg tablet is significantly more expensive than the equivalent number of 5mg tablets, which are scored so they can be broken. Ideally, the 2.5mg tablets should be reserved for patients who are unable to tolerate the full dose and are also unable to break the 5mg tablets in half.
Description: Items prescribed of nebivolol 2.5mg tablets as a proportion of all nebivolol items prescribed
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.