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Last Updated: Friday, 18 January 2008, 08:44 GMT
NHS spending on statins in the West Midlands

SPENDING ON STATINS IN ENGLAND

NHS Region: West Midlands

Primary Care Trust Spend on statins per patient % of "low cost" statins Potential annual savings
SHROPSHIRE COUNTY 11.91 60.9% 961,527
DUDLEY 11.08 69.4% 556,065
SANDWELL 11.00 72.4% 360,837
WOLVERHAMPTON CITY 10.37 71.3% 330,874
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE 10.17 68.2% 398,269
STOKE ON TRENT 9.82 73.9% 206,869
SOLIHULL CARE TRUST 9.35 no data no data
WARWICKSHIRE 9.34 67.4% 979,498
BIRMINGHAM EAST & NORTH 8.92 68.7% 669,533
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE 8.88 70.6% 754,775
TELFORD & WREKIN 8.80 74.8% 72,282
WALSALL TEACHING 8.12 78.7% 0
SOUTH BIRMINGHAM 7.86 73.9% 214,109
COVENTRY TEACHING 7.69 73.7% 207,907
HEART OF BIRMINGHAM 6.48 80.3% 0
HEREFORDSHIRE 7.35 76.7% 9,041
WORCESTERSHIRE 7.30 76.3% 71,229


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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