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

Coloplast ProAct Manager Webinar - 23rd January, 1pm - 2pm

On 23rd January 2018 we welcome Adele Booth – Regional Business Leader (NHS England & Wales), John Pelan – Product Manager IT and Jan Leonard - Chief Commissioning and Redesign Officer, Southport & Formby Clinical Commissioning Group, South Sefton CCG to introduce and showcase ProAct manager.

We have approached several companies that provide stoma and continence devices to offer them to showcase their support packages to CCGs. These tools are the company tools and are not endorsed by PrescQIPP but provide an opportunity for commissioners to hear about the offerings. We have asked companies to ensure that the webinars are non-promotional. We will not provide a list of attendees to the companies but instead will leave it to individual CCGs to get in touch if they would require any further information.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.


Skills and training framework preview launched

Following much consultation with the community this year, we are now ready to deliver a first-stage preview of the framework that will underpin our work in 2018, and beyond. In the documents linked below, we provide detail on a number of tasks, skills, knowledge areas and categorisations to help define the work that is done by extended medicines teams, extracted from the database we'll use in early 2018 to build support tools for the community. We hope that 'yule' find them a useful start to our big plans in this field.

Access the skills and competency framework preview documents here:

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Bulletin 204 Launched - Trimipramine

Trimipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) that has been subject to significant price increases. Consequently, it does not represent a cost-effective choice of treatment. This bulletin reviews the use of trimipramine with resources to support stopping or switching treatment in depression in adults. Audit tools including a template patient information/switch guide are provided to support implementation of change.

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Bulletin 203 Launched - Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

This overarching summary document supports the implementation of the NHS England Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care guidance. It discusses the spend on items included on the list, evidence base for inclusion in the list and exceptional circumstances in which prescribing may be appropriate. 

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PrescQIPP welcomes Hounslow CCG

We're thrilled to welcome Hounslow CCG to the PrescQIPP community. 

Bulletin 206 Launched - Antioxidant vitamins for AMD

The evidence to support the use of antioxidant vitamins to reduce the progression of age related macular degeneration is limited. This bulletin reviews the evidence available and supports reviewing and stopping treatment with antioxidant vitamins. 

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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.

What's on the PrescQIPP Twitterista

Delighted to finish the week by welcoming @HounslowCCG to the ever growing @PrescQIPP community.
Delighted to welcome @NHSLewishamCCG to the ever burgeoning @PrescQIPP community!
This week @PrescQIPP making pledges to be Antibiotic Guardians for next week - are you? @elizbeech @DrDianeAshiru
RT @katielean2: Thrilled to have been awarded the overall gold award 2017 for hydration in care homes project @PrescQIPP @PS_Oxford https:/…
The SILVER 2017 innovation award winner is @CambsPboroCCG for their Self Care Campaign project - well done! #pqevent17
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