How is the English NHS prescription drugs budget spent?

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By Joanne Buckle, Tanya Hayward, Ankush Aggarwal, Lalima Chakravarty | 21 May 2019
In the financial year (FY) 2017/18, NHS England spent £8.2 billion on prescription drugs prescribed by general practitioners to their patients. This level of expenditure has decreased by nearly 1.0% from FY 2016/17. In this report, we investigate the drivers of this trend at a drug class and regional level using actuarial principles.