PrescQIPP in brief

We are an NHS funded not-for-profit organisation that supports quality, optimised prescribing for patients. We produce evidence-based resources and tools for primary care commissioners, and provide a platform to share innovation across the NHS. Most of our materials are publicly available, however we also provide a range of data and intelligence toolswebinars and events for our subscribers. We also aim to engage with a broad range of stakeholders including patients and carer groups, the pharmaceutical industry and voluntary sector organisations.

You can read more about us and answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Latest news stories

How To Avoid Inappropriate Prescribing Of Controlled Drugs Webinar - Mid Essex CCG - 12 July, 1pm - 2pm

On 12th July 1-2pm we’ll be welcoming Dr Sam Bhima from Mid Essex CCG to talk about how to reduce opiate/benzo prescribing in primary care. This is an area that many practitioners find difficult. Sam will give her tips on how to recognise that prescribing is becoming problematic, and how to avoid getting there in the first place.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

Bulletin 176 Launched - Polypharmacy and deprescribing - A practical guide to deprescribing

This bulletin and supporting resources provide practical guidance on deprescribing. Support tools include a medication review template and deprescribing algorithms which are both generic and drug class specific. these tools can be used to guide the process of deprescribing in patients.

Info_bulletin_SQ_preopt.png   Polypharmacy - Practical guide to deprescribing

Bulletin 145 Launched - Nutrition: Sip feed guideline update

These guidelines update the previous ONS guidelines and set out the steps for prescribing ONS and provide useful advice on monitoring progress as well as for prescribing in malnutrition associated with special conditions such as palliative care or drug misuse. Advice on self care, reducing inappropriate prescribing and waste is also included. 

Info_bulletin_SQ.png   ONS guidelines

Bulletin 173 Launched - Care homes - Implementation of NICE guidelines

This bulletin discusses the implementation of NICE guidance relevant to medicines optimisation in care homes. A summary of relevant NICE guidance and suggestions to support implementation are offered for each of the relevant NICE guidance. Links to supporting resources are also available. This resource is designed to be shared with care home staff.

Info_bulletin_SQ.png  Care homes - Implementation of NICE guidelines

Bulletin 165 - Glycopyrronium (SPOT-List) now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 165 - Glycopyrronium (SPOT-List) is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

This bulletin is the latest SPOT(Specials Prescribing Optimisation Tool) support bulletin and focuses on the use of glycopyrronium in hypersalivation (both off label and unlicenced special usage). It also covers use in other conditions in both adults and children. 

Info_bulletin_SQ_preopt.png   Glycopyrronium (SPOT-List)

Bulletin 162 - Polypharmacy - Agreeing treatment goals and discontinuation criteria now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 162 - Polypharmacy - Agreeing treatment goals and discontinuation criteria is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

This bulletin, briefing and supporting resources support prescribers in being able to agree the goals of a treatment and discuss the discontinuation criteria with patients before they initiate a treatment. Tools are available to support the discussion with patients as well as identify the factors that should be considered before prescribing.

Info_bulletin_SQ.png   Polypharmacy - Agreeing treatment goals and discontinuation criteria

Horizon scan

This table shows the most recent PrescQIPP publications and the resources currently passing through our quality assurance process. Items marked 'coming soon' or 'in QA'  are yet to go out to stakeholder consultation. To register your interest to feed in to the development of our resources, please visit our stakeholder page or email our Operations Manager, Michelle Harrison:

View our 2016/17 work plan

Please note the work plan is subject to change throughout the year due to subscriber input.

What's on the PrescQIPP Twitterista

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