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Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 170796, tabled on 5 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescription fines were issued in each of the last five years.

Answered on

10 September 2018

The following table shows the number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued between September 2014 and July 2018.

Year

Total PCNs issued

2014

35,812

2015

408,478

2016

864,366

2017

1,052,430

2018

760,149

Total

3,121,235

Note:

NHS Business Services Authority assumed responsibility for the Prescription Exemption Checking Service in September 2014, so no data is held prior to this.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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