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

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.

Info_bulletin_SQ.png  Antimicrobial stewardship

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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Bulletin 194 Launched - Co-proxamol (DROP-List)

This bulletin discusses the use of co-proxamol and supports reviewing and discontinuing prescribing in patients still taking this unlicensed medicine. It supports the implementation of the NHS England items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care guidance.

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Care homes 2 training slidesets now available to PrescQIPP subscribers

The second set of care homes training slidesets and talk notes are now available on the following topics: 

  • Refused and omitted doses
  • Covert administration
  • Controlled drugs
  • Bulk prescribing
  • Homely remedies
  • Waste reduction

These slides are designed for teams that want to deliver face to face training to care home staff, and can be complemented by our CPD accredited Medicines use in care homes 2 e-learning course which can be accessed on our e-learning hub either as a commissioned tool or a pay per use resource.

Access the slidesets and scripts from the Care Homes webkit.

New subscriber Oldham CCG is the 200th CCG in membership

We're delighted to welcome Oldham CCG to the PrescQIPP community, making us now 200 CCGs strong.

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

Thrilled to welcome to @oldhamccg to the @PrescQIPP community!
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