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News update: Annual Prescribing report

Published: 15 November 2019

The bpacnz Annual Prescribing report provides individualised and practice prescribing data for any primary care prescriber registered with us, including nurse practitioners, nurse prescribers and pharmacist prescribers. Prescribing reports are also provided for DHB and PHO facilitators.

The Annual Report includes:

  • A summary of the previous year’s key prescribing messages
  • Demographics of the patient population prescribed for
  • Dispensing data, including the volume and cost of the 250 most commonly dispensed medicines
  • National and comparator prescribing data averaged from ten primary care patient populations with similar demographics

The reporting period has changed

The Annual Prescribing report will now provide data on the most commonly dispensed medicines by calendar year. This is a change from previous years where the reporting period was 1 July, to June 30. Due to this change the 2019 Annual Report will be published in approximately April, 2020; the full set of data for 2019 is not available in the Pharmaceutical Warehouse National Collection until approximately March, 2020. 

If you would like to review any of your previous annual prescribing reports or prescribing reports relating to specific topics, e.g. prescribing hypnotic medicines, log in to “My bpac* or go to www.bpac.org.nz/signup to create an account.


To help us make the 2019 annual report even more useful for you, we have created a short survey. We would appreciate a few minutes of your time to answer some quick questions if you are a:

  • General practitioner
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Pharmacist prescriber
  • DHB or PHO facilitator

View Survey

*Creating a free “My bpac” account allows you to receive email alerts when new resources are published, make comments on articles, access personalised prescriber reports, purchase and access the new Primary Care Update Series, personalise your content, store favourite articles, manage your contact details and complete CME quizzes. If you have forgotten your log in details you can follow the instructions on the log-in page for retrieving these details, alternatively email us at: contact@bpac.org.nz

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