Antidepressants: Greater London

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for anti-depressants were issued in each year since 2010 in (a) the UK, (b) London, (c) each London borough and (d) each health trust in London.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information is not held centrally on the number of prescription items issued. The attached tables provide numbers of anti-depressant prescription items written in England and London, and dispensed in the United Kingdom, for the available financial years 2011/12 to 2014/15. Information relating to prescriptions written in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, are a matter for the Devolved Administrations.

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