Health coaching - Dr Penny Newman - 8th Oct, 1pm - 2pm
On the 8th Oct 1-2pm, we will be welcoming Dr Penny Newman, NHS Innovation and Accelerator Fellow, former GP, Director of Public Health and Medical Director, will be talking about what health coaching means and how pioneers across the country are using the skills to transform services, improve patient outcomes and make clinicians lives easier. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.
All registered NHS users can sign up here
Bulletin 226 launched - Medicines in schools
Commissioners can use these resources to support developing a medicines policy in schools. The resource covers both prescribed medicines and the use of OTC medicines without the need for a prescription. Parent consent form templates are available and can be adapted for local use.
Medicines in schools
NEW self care resources and updated webkit
We are please to launch the PrescQIPP self care resources and updated webkit which we have produced to support implementation of the NHS England OTC guidance. As well as the bulletin and briefing, a range of resources are available to support local campaigns including:
- Project planning tools,
- Postcards, social media messages, and template press releases to support local campaigns.
- Patient Information leaflet which compliments the version published by NHS England
- Resources for professionals which include a "no prescription required pad, receptionist checklists and pharmacy labels.
We also have two dynamic infographics posters available currently
- An overarching one which covers all conditions but can also be adapted to cover individual conditions if needed for local campaigns
- A summer health one which covers travel and summer health
Over the next few months we will be producing four more themed posters to support specific campaigns- keep your eyes peeled for these.
All these resources and more are available on the self care webkit
Bulletin 156 launched - Commissioning high cost drugs and devices
This bulletin provides background and guidance to commissioners on arrangements for high cost drugs
and devices that are excluded from the National Tariff and provides supporting tools for implementation.
Commissioning high cost drugs and devices
Bulletin 193 launched - Appliance formulary development guidance
In England and Wales in excess of £668 million is spent annually on wound care, continence and stoma appliances (estimated from PrescQIPP Snapshots April 2017 - March 2018). Local wound care, continence and stoma formularies are developed as a means of improving the clinical appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of products used. Formularies can help to reduce waste by ensuring that the correct products are prescribed in appropriate quantities. This bulletin outlines how to develop and maintain appliance formularies. A briefing, planning tool and links to further resources are also available.
Appliance formulary development guidance
Bulletin 214 launched - Community pharmacy - Managed repeats
This bulletin focuses on managed repeat prescription ordering services offered by some community pharmacies. It provides guidance and advice for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) or medicines management teams working with GP practices, who are considering reviewing these services with a view to offering an alternative service model that will reduce waste, improve patient safety, ensure a robust repeat prescription service and empower patients to take responsibility for and manage their own medication(s). A briefing and planning tool are also available.
Community pharmacy - Managed repeats