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 Anticoagulation Course Launched

We're delighted to announce the launch of our latest 'Anticoagulation' e-learning course. This course is for medicines management teams, GPs, practice nurses, practice pharmacists and non-medical prescribers. The course is based on the NICE Clinical Guideline 180: Management of Atrial Fibrillation.

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We're delighted to announce the launch of our latest 'Anticoagulation' e-learning course
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This course is for medicines management teams, GPs, practice nurses, practice pharmacists and non-medical prescribers. The course is based on the NICE Clinical Guideline 180: Management of Atrial Fibrillation.

It covers:

  • NICE clinical guideline 180
  • CHA2DS2VASc and HAS-BLED
  • Choice of anticoagulant
  • Shared decision making
  • NOACs – monitoring and patient information
  • Warfarin monitoring

How to enrol

  • Registered website users can access the course by first logging in and navigating to the 'The E-Learning Hub' within the 'Learn' menu. From here click to 'access PrescQIPP e-learning courses' and choose the 'Anticoagulation' course from the list of courses

  • Non registered website users can register for a website account by clicking here

  • If access has not been paid for by your CCG, CSU or Health Board, you can buy individual access for £12.50 (inc VAT)
Bulletin 189 Stoma and continence - Adhesive removers Launched

This bulletin reviews the place in therapy of adhesive removers and offers guidance for organisations considering reviewing the prescribing of these products. An audit and a product guide to support local formulary choice are available as supporting tools.

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Bulletin 202 Eye preparations Launched

This bulletin and supporting resources review the place in therapy for eye products, in particular products for glaucoma and dry eye. It offers guidance on prescribing, self care and cost effective treatment choices. Cost comparison charts across a range of areas are available as supporting resources.

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Innovation award winner - Patient Safety - Self Care - 19th July, 1pm - 2pm

On the 19th July 1-2pm, we will be welcoming Sati Ubhi, from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, to further capture and share the work on Patient Safety - Self Care which won the Innovation “Silver” Award presentation in October 2017. Sati will present and share their innovative work with the wider community. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

All registered NHS users can sign up here

 

Opioids aware audit webinar - Dr Ruth Bastable - 9th May, 1pm - 2pm

On the 9th May 1-2pm, we will be welcoming Dr Ruth Bastable who will be discussing opioids aware audit.  We spend around 200 million a year on opioids, most of which is for chronic pain. We have seen a 400% rise in opioids prescribing in the last 10 years, again most of this for chronic pain, and most of this more potent opioids. About 5% of the population is now on opioids.

It's likely that everyone dialing into this webinar, on 9th May, will know all this and be very Opioids Aware. The question is, what can we do about the use of opioids in chronic pain, especially high dose opioids?

Here is one idea - an audit, heavily educationally resourced, which puts this question to the primary care community. The community come up with some great ideas, some of which may be helpful to you in your work.

As usual, the webinar will be followed by a Q&A session to give you the opportunity to ask Ruth any questions. 

All registered NHS users can sign up here 

 

EMIS Health GP clinical system training - Advanced searches - 24th May, 1pm - 2pm

On 24th May we’ll be welcoming EMIS Health for a training session on their GP clinical system. In this webinar the training will cover advanced searches within the clinical system. As usual the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here 

 

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.