Table 1

Pharmacist prescribed medicines by the British National Formulary (BNF) therapeutic class11

Chapter of the BNF (10)Percentage of all medicinesNo of prescribed medicines (N=576)
5. Infections23.0132
4. Central nervous system18.9109
9. Nutrition and blood18.7108
2. Cardiovascular system14.785
1. Gastrointestinal system8.247
6. Endocrine system6.437
3. Respiratory system2.615
15. Anaesthesia2.615
11. Eye2.112
12. Ear, nose and oropharynx1.69
13. Skin0.53
7. Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract disorders0.32
14. Immunological products and vaccines0.21
8. Malignant disease and immunosuppression00
10. Musculoskeletal and joint diseases00