Dental Services and Prescriptions: Fines:Written question - 222000

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Asked by Frank Field
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Asked on: 15 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Dental Services and Prescriptions: Fines
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much revenue has been generated by issuing penalty charge notices for people not in receipt of the qualifying benefit to receive free prescriptions and dental treatment.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 20 February 2019

Information provided by the NHS Business Services Authority on income from penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued in England, in respect to prescriptions and dental treatment, in each calendar year since 2014, is provided in the following table:

Calendar Year

Dental PCN Income (£)

Prescription PCN Income (£)

Total PCN Income (£)

2014

9,326,330.28

525,666

9,851,996.71

2015

9,009,223.12

7,312,277

16,321,500.27

2016

15,542,912.60

13,835,118

29,378,031.02

2017

17,086,583.83

18,252,198

35,338,782.18

2018

13,840,674.71

23,839,078

37,679,753.08

Total 2014-18

64,805,724.54

63,764,338.72

128,570,063.26

Notes:

  1. NHS Business Services Authority assumed responsibility for the Prescription Exemption Checking Service on 17 September 2014, accordingly no data is held prior to this.
  2. Cleansing of PCN data is responsible for minor variation from previously published figures.

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