OpenPrescribing: EBM DataLab

OpenPrescribing is a simple interface onto 600 million rows of prescribing data. It lets you see who is prescribing what in the NHS. You can spot outliers, monitor trends, and identify where there are savings to be made. It’s currently in beta. Find out more at

Explore England’s prescribing data

Every month, the NHS in England publishes anonymised data about the drugs prescribed by GPs. But the raw data files are large and unwieldy, with more than 600 million rows. We’re making it easier for GPs, managers and everyone to explore – supporting safer, more efficient prescribing. (Find out more at OpenPrescribing)

Find out more

Ben Goldacre explains what the site does and why we built it.

Explore the data

Look at your CCG

Standard prescribing measures, and created dashboards for every Clinical Commissioning Group in the country.

Look at your GP practice

We’ve identified six standard prescribing measures, and created dashboards for every GP practice.

Run your own analyses

If you have a burning question about the prescribing data, use our flexible query form to get the data you need.

Spot national trends

See how national prescribing trends have changed since 2010, for any drug or BNF section.

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