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Incorrect prescriptions in Wales over the last 5 years

This data is based on a Freedom of Information request (FOI) I did in October 2013. When requesting for a FOI, one of the key things I learnt was that you need to set our your parameters. So you need to clearly state to the FOI administrator what it is you want, over which period and the type of format that should be sent to you, i.e. an excel document or word.

I requested data the data from NHS England, immediately they came back with questions on the format I wanted.

Lesson 1:

Always let the FOI department have all the information

Lesson 2:

Make sure you follow up on FOI requests. There is a time frame that they have to respond, so ensure you remember when you sent it and when you expect a response by.

Lesson 3

Check websites such as What Do They Know. You can browse and make FOI requests which is brilliant.

Lesson 4

Do a few of them, you never know what you may uncover

% increase in incorrect prescriptions in Wales over the last 5 years

Incorrect prescriptions in Wales over the last 5 years from 2008-2013

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