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Last Updated: Friday, 18 January 2008, 08:35 GMT
NHS spending on statins in London

SPENDING ON STATINS IN ENGLAND

NHS Region: London

Primary Care Trust Spend on statins per patient % of "low cost" statins Potential annual savings
HAVERING 10.87 71.3% 336,485
BARNET 10.25 64.8% 889,174
BARKING & DAGENHAM 9.86 68.4% 304,708
EALING 9.60 66.0% 772,622
HILLINGDON 9.30 67.2% 510,336
REDBRIDGE 8.92 72.4% 241,530
ENFIELD 8.72 73.3% 216,681
NEWHAM 8.01 73.8% 180,249
BROMLEY 7.78 76.9% 7,795
BEXLEY CARE TRUST 7.51 no data no data
HARROW 7.42 75.2% 83,032
HOUNSLOW 7.14 74.6% 108,602
BRENT TEACHING 6.85 71.3% 306,502
KENSINGTON & CHELSEA 6.82 69.0% 225,988
WALTHAM FOREST 6.80 77.3% 0
WESTMINSTER 6.79 63.5% 463,309
SUTTON & MERTON 6.63 74.5% 178,442
KINGSTON 6.38 79.0% 0
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM 6.16 69.2% 209,031
CROYDON 6.16 72.0% 276,451
TOWER HAMLETS 6.11 80.3% 0
GREENWICH TEACHING 5.77 74.9% 78,780
RICHMOND & TWICKENHAM 5.47 78.2% 0
WANDSWORTH 5.47 72.7% 186,279
SOUTHWARK 5.33 79.7% 0
CITY & HACKNEY TEACHING 5.28 78.8% 0
HARINGEY TEACHING 5.20 81.6% 0
ISLINGTON 5.10 80.8% 0
CAMDEN 4.91 75.5% 41,612
LAMBETH 4.48 76.6% 16,870
LEWISHAM 6.83 74.7% 104,959


The figures relating to "spend on statins per patient" were provided to the BBC by the NHS Prescription Prescribing Authority. They cover the period Oct 06 - Sept 07. "Patients" include all people in the PCT area - not just those using statins.

The NHS calculates the potential annual saving on each PCT's statins bill. It looks at what proportion of prescriptions in each area is for "low cost" statins. If that figure is less than 77%, the NHS believes there is a potential saving to be made. The figure of 77% is chosen because this is what is achieved by the best performing 25% of PCTs. These estimated figures are based on data collected in the 2nd quarter of 2007/8.



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