Prescribing data, metrics or supporting resources
At this point, the following prescribing data have been identified to support this topic.
A breakdown of the volumes of advanced wound dressings and antimicrobial dressings prescribed in primary care in England and their associated costs for the year to July 2018 is shown in figures 1 and 2. The figures were created using data provided by the NHS Business Services Authority, which was based on BNF 69 sections at presentation level. Note that primary care prescribing represents only 1 route by which dressings are procured within the NHS.
Figure 1 Annual prescribing volumes of advanced wound dressings in primary care in England (August 2017 to July 2018)
Figure 2 Annual prescribing costs of advanced wound dressings in primary care in England (August 2017 to July 2018)