NHS Prescription Services

NHS Prescription Services (previously known as the NHS Business Services Authority Prescription Pricing Division) is one of the services supplied by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

Description

NHS Prescription Services  is an ORGANISATION.

NHS Prescription Services  (previously known as the NHS Business Services Authority Prescription Pricing Division) is one of the services supplied by the  NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

NHS Prescription Services processes over three million prescription items every working day.

NHS Prescription Services' primary responsibilities are:

  • Examination, checking, pricing and analysis of the NHS prescriptions for drugs, medicine and appliances in England;

  • Payments to pharmacy contractors, appliance contractors and authorisation of payments to dispensing doctors in England;

  • Provision of regular and prompt information on the costs and trends of prescribing in England;

  • Supplying England, Isle of Man and Channel Island GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER codes;

  • Supplying England, Isle of Man and Channel Island GP Practice codes;

  • Supplying codes for England, Isle of Man and Channel Island pharmacy and appliance dispensers.

Note: NHS Wales Informatics Service supply Welsh practitioner and practice details.

For further information on NHS Prescription Services, see the NHS Prescription Services  website at: NHS Prescription Services.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Formerly Prescription Pricing Authority, NHS Business Services Authority Prescription Pricing Division
Short name NHS RxS

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER references in description NHS Prescription Services
Data Element GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTICE CODE (PATIENT REGISTRATION (MOTHER)) references in description NHS Prescription Services
Data Element GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTICE CODE (PATIENT REGISTRATION) references in description NHS Prescription Services
Data Element GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTICE CODE (RECEIVING) references in description NHS Prescription Services
Attribute GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE references in description NHS Prescription Services
Data Element GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PRACTICE (ANTENATAL CARE) references in description NHS Prescription Services
NHS Business Definition NHS Prescription Services references in description NHS Prescription Services
Attribute ORGANISATION CODE references in description NHS Prescription Services
Supporting Information Organisation Coding Frames references in description NHS Prescription Services
Supporting Information Organisation Site Coding Frames references in description NHS Prescription Services
Attribute PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODE references in description NHS Prescription Services