Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) data for 2020/21
Thank you for your request dated 8 July 2022 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to smoking cessation products/nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Further to my letter of 5 August 2022, I am pleased to provide you with the information you requested. You requested additional information following our response to you of 30 June 2022:
[E]xtra columns in Table 1 that provide the numbers of packs that were dispensed:
- To an individual with an NHI
- Under a Supply Order (of any type – not just PSO)
- Neither of the above (presumably individuals without an NHI)
The updated table of data is included at the end of this response. I note that we expected to be able to provide you with the updated table by 31 August 2022. Thank you for your patience while we finalised this information for release.
We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.
Table 1: Total nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products usage for 2020/21 by prescription type
|Chemical||Formulation||Pack size||Packs dispensed under Practitioner Supply Order (PSO)||Packs dispensed to an individual without NHI recorded||Packs dispensed to an individual with NHI recorded||Patients dispensed NRT with NHI recorded||Total packs dispensed|
|Nicotine||Patch 7 mg||28||724||220||8,849||5,588||9,793|
|Nicotine||Patch 14 mg||28||1,072||553||21,500||12,736||23,124|
|Nicotine||Patch 21 mg||28||1,763||1,104||43,384||23,471||46,251|
|Nicotine||Lozenge 1 mg||216||1,276||1,551||47,046||9,036||49,874|
|Nicotine||Lozenge 2 mg||216||1,488||2,167||61,109||14,629||64,764|
|Nicotine||Gum 2 mg (Mint)||384||765||1,754||44,031||12,034||46,550|
|Nicotine||Gum 2 mg (Fruit)||384||508||697||17,136||4,824||18,341|
|Nicotine||Gum 4 mg (Mint)||384||637||941||23,814||7,792||25,392|
|Nicotine||Gum 4 mg (Fruit)||384||490||287||8,708||2,835||9,485|