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

NEW Care Homes Virtual Professional Group - 4th October, 1pm - 2pm

Due to popular demand we are establishing a Care Homes Virtual Professional Group for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in care homes. Virtual meetings will be held quarterly, with the first teleconference on the 4th October 1pm - 2pm. The call will be chaired by Carol Roberts and we will be joined by Jackie Smith, a very experienced Clinical Pharmacist who has spent much of her career working to improve medicines optimisation in care homes in Bedfordshire to discuss current issues and any hot topics you may have.

PrescQIPP subscribers can now sign up for the first teleconference and to be part of the group here.

Evolution GP clinical system training webinars - Microtest Health Solutions - 5th and 12th October & 2nd and 9th November, 1pm - 2pm

Basic Navigation - 5th October

In this webinar the training will cover basic navigation functions which includes: 

  • Adding and Editing Consultation notes and viewing documents 
  • Viewing history screen and read coding overview 
  • Viewing drugs screen, adding and reviewing drugs 
  • Pathology and viewing results 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Creating letters and mail merge - 12th October

The second training session will cover creating letters and mail merge functionality within the clinical system which includes: 

  • Overview of scanning module including assigning to patients and doctors 
  • Documents module creation of and merging of templates with patients 
  • Explanation and demonstration of workflow 
  • How to create referrals within Evolution 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Basic functionality of searches - 2nd November

During this webinar Microtest Health Solutions will cover basic functionality of searches within the clinical system which includes: 

  • Introduction to searching 
  • Creating simple searches 
  • Manipulating search data 
  • Search result patient navigation 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Advanced searches - 9th November

The forth and final training webinar will cover advanced searches within the clinical system which includes: 

  • Multi-level searching 
  • Combination searches 
  • Advance result manipulation 

As usual all the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Bulletin 181 - Barrier products now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 181 - Barrier products is now available to all PrescQIPP users, with some additional resources still only available for subscribers.

This bulletin reviews the place in therapy of barrier preparations and includes resources which focus on using products appropriately and avoiding waste.  A pathway and formulary product selection guidance are available as supporting tools. 

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Bulletin 176 - Polypharmacy and deprescribing - A practical guide to deprescribing now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 176 - Polypharmacy and deprescribing - A practical guide to deprescribing is now available to all PrescQIPP users, with some additional resources still only available for subscribers.

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.

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Bulletin 173 - Care homes - Implementation of NICE guidelines now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 173 - Care homes - Implementation of NICE guidelines is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

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.

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Bulletin 168 - British Association of Dermatologists revised guidelines (SPOT-List) now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 168 - British Association of Dermatologists revised guidelines (SPOT-List) is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

This bulletin reviews the prescribing of dermatology specials to try and ensure that any prescribing of dermatology specials is appropriate and in line with the British Association of dermatologists guidelines. A data pack is available to subscribers to support local review. 

Info_bulletin_SQ.png   Dermatology specials (SPOT-List)

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: michelle@prescqipp.info

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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