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FOI release

FOI – 000209 Prescribed Concerta (HTML)

Published on 20 September 2022

Date received - 02 September 2022 | Date responded - 20 September 2022

Request

Good Afternoon, I would like to make a FOI request on behalf of someone I am working with.

The person I work with is [redacted] and if you require a signed mandate I can provide this.

He would like to request the following:

How much (cost price daily) does it cost for a male adult with ADHD to be prescribed 96mg of Concerta XL?

Response

I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 02 September 2022 requesting the following information.

How much (cost price daily) does it cost for a male adult with ADHD to be prescribed 96mg of Concerta XL?

I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act (FOISA) an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information. National Services Scotland (NSS) does not hold this information. NSS has completed a search of our records and can confirm we do not have Concerta XL on contract; therefore, we do not have access to hospital pricing and cannot provide any detail on price.

For primary care supply, we would recommend you contact Public Health Scotland (PHS) at phs.foi@nhs.scot who may hold the information requested.

The British National Formulary (BNF) holds information on list prices and as such, may hold the information requested. We do not have a contact email address however, for more information, we would advise you visit MedicinesComplete — CONTENT > BNF > Drug: Methylphenidate hydrochloride.

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request.

If you require any further information please contact Associate Director Information Security & Governance, within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence.

Contact

Address

NHS National Services Scotland
Headquarters
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

If after a review you are still unhappy, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via their application form.

National Services Scotland (NSS) is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. You can view all FOI responses within our FOI Publications repository.