The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has endorsed the National Prescribing Indicators (NPIs) as a means of promoting safe and cost-effective
prescribing since 2003. NPIs for 2018–2019 include indicators for primary and secondary care, and have been categorised as safety, stewardship or efficiency
Background information supporting the choice of NPIs is detailed in the document National Prescribing Indicators 2018–2019.
This report contains data relating to the NPIs for the fourth quarter of 2018–2019. Unit of measure and targets for each NPI are included in Appendix 1 and primary
care NPI prescribing data for GP clusters is presented in Appendix 2.