Case Number 3497
Request Date 17/02/2014
Completion Date 06/03/2014

 

Details of the Request

Please could you tell me:

  • The annual cost of, and amount of, TTO (Take Home/To Take Out) medication stored at hospitals under your trust for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
     
  • The annual cost of, and amount of, TTO medication administered to patients for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
     
  • What is done with the medication that is not able to be administered is said years.

 

Details of the Response

1) The annual cost of, and amount of, TTO (Take Home/To Take Out) medication stored at hospitals under your trust for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

We have used the financial year (April – March) figures to obtain data.

Year Sum of Number of Packs Sum of Total Cost ex VAT
2010/11 (Jan-Mar) 18529 £42,697.60
2011/12 77330 £195,033.26
2012/13 82904 £196,260.76
2013/14 (Apr to Jan) 66643 £183,946.17
Grand Total 245406 £617,937.80

 

2) The annual cost of, and amount of, TTO medication administered to patients for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Year Sum of Number of Packs Sum of Cost ex VAT
2011/12 82853 £194,149.22
2012/13 85896 £211,976.86
2013/14 (Apr to Jan) 72957 £199,510.38
Grand Total 241706 £605,636.46

 

3) What is done with the medication that is not able to be administered in said years.

Any unused packs which expire are issued to ‘expired stock’ codes for those specialties which routinely use the packs which have expired.