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

Update on Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees with Julie Woods, NHSCC - 25th April, 1pm - 2pm

This joint webinar with Julie Woods, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and Carol Roberts, PrescQIPP will provide an update on the development of the RMOCs. This will include the opportunities for members to get involved and an outline of the recently launched website. We also want to hear your feedback on how the process has worked to date and how it could be improved to support your work  locally. 

We will also be joined by Dr Justine Scanlan, Head of the Specialist Pharmacy Service for NHS England who will present during the webinar. 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here (please note this webinar will be hosted by NHSCC)

Getting started with GDPR, what you need to be doing now - 12th March, 2pm - 3pm

On the 12th March 2pm - 3pm, with the GDPR deadline less than 3 months away, David Rushton, PrescQIPP’s Head of Technology, provides a plain English overview of the upcoming legislation. The session includes an outline of the GDPR, why it's both relevant and important, key takeaways and the core components of a successful roadmap. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

E-learning commissioning options for 2018-2019 - 20th March, 1pm - 2pm

On 20th March 1pm - 2pm, Carol Roberts and Sue Smith will be discussing the e-learning commissioning options for 2018-19. This will include a reminder of the courses already available, courses in development and the pricing options for single or multiple courses. We will also have input from a couple of CCG subscribers who will talk about how they have implemented the e-learning courses in their localities. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

Bulletin 177 Antimicrobial stewardship Launched

This bulletin summarises the resources that are available to support commissioners with their antimicrobial stewardship work. Links are provided to useful resources and an audit and GP support guides are available as implementation tools.

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Bulletin 190 Polypharmacy - Multimorbidity Launched

This bulletin reviews the evidence around multimorbidity and polypharmacy. It supports the implementation of NICE guideline NG56. A template individualised patient management plan is included as a supporting implementation resource.

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Bulletin 195 Launched - Doxazosin MR (DROP-List)

This bulletin supports the review of  doxazosin MR prescribing and supports a switch to the immediate release formulation in line with the NHS England "Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care" guidance.

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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 2017/18 work plan

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

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