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Personally administered items

This report is accessed via ePACT2 for registered users.

5 minute guide to the GP Practice Personally Administered Items Report (PADAM) (YouTube video)

It provides information on the items personally administered within the practice down to individual item level.

The 2 views available to select are:

  • yearly overview
  • detailed

Yearly overview

This shows the totals for items personally administered for each month up to the selected month in data selector.

Every month is hyperlinked to drill down to the details of individual items personally administered by the practice.


This shows the details of personally administered items for the selected month directly.

This is the same view that will be available when user drill downs from yearly view.

The report provides information on product (including BNF code), number of items and net ingredient cost.

Report notes

A personally administered item is classed as a prescription item which is prescribed and administered by a member of the practice team and attracts payment under the 'NHS General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements', paragraph 23.4.

Net Ingredient cost (NIC) is the basic price of a drug as stated in Part II Clause 8 of the Drug Tariff.

The BNF Code is a 15 digit code. The first 7 digits are allocated according to the categories in the BNF and the last 8 digits represent the medicinal product, form, strength and the link to the generic equivalent product.

NHS Prescription Services has created pseudo BNF chapters, which are not published, for items not included in BNF chapters 1 to 15. The majority of such items are dressings and appliances, which the NHS Prescription Services has classified into 4 pseudo BNF chapters (20 to 23).

Items shows the number of times a product appears on a prescription form not the quantity prescribed.

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) are the team responsible for investigating any discrepancies between the data which appears in the Personally Administered Items report and that which appears in the monthly payment statement received from PCSE. The NHSBSA cannot assist with this.