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Scottish prescribing costs fall 5pc

Return to falling GIC after one-year rise

June 24th 2021

Tagged: NHS statistical reports

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Scottish prescribing data shows a return to falling gross ingredient costs after a one-year rise. Between 2019-20 and 2020-21, GIC for community dispensing dropped 4.9 per cent..

Table 1 – Gross Ingredient Cost (£), 2016/17 – 2020/21 YearGross Ingredient Cost (GIC) (£)% change
2016-171,137,588,236 
2017-181,170,761,719-2.9
2018-191,142,104,457-2.4
2019-201,175,878,909+2.9
2020-211,118,110,484-4.9