Why it matters: Semaglutide is a new (glucagon-like peptide-1) GLP-1 agonist, used to treat diabetes. It comes as a pre-filled pen and is used weekly. Each of these pens contains four doses and a single pen will last for one month However, there have been some reports that prescribers are requesting four pens per month in error. This is unlikely to be required and likely to be caused by the dose and quantity being confused on a picking list.
Description: Total quantity where a prescription is for four pens per prescription as a proportion of all semaglutide prescribing
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.