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

How To Avoid Inappropriate Prescribing Of Controlled Drugs Webinar - Mid Essex CCG - 8 November, 1pm - 2pm

On 8th November 1-2pm we’ll be welcoming Dr Sam Bhima from Mid Essex CCG to talk about how to reduce opiate/benzo prescribing in primary care. This is an area that many practitioners find difficult. Sam will give her tips on how to recognise that prescribing is becoming problematic, and how to avoid getting there in the first place.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

2016 Annual Event and Innovation Awards - Presentations

Presentaions from the 2016 Annual Event and Innovation Awards are now available. 

Subscribers - Please log in to see the presentations from the day.

Inv_presentation_SQ.png   2016 Annual Event and Innovation Awards

Inhaler technique support tools and videos - Making the most of this resource webinar - 2nd December, 1pm - 2pm

On 2nd December 1-2pm Sajida Khatri will be showcasing the 17 new inhaler technique support videos. We’ll also be welcoming Richard Wyatt-Haines and Ellen Jenkins from Health and Care Videos who will be talking you through how to upload these videos onto your own websites, how to get the most out of these videos and the extra support and tools available to commissioners.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

New Commissioner Level Financial Growth Visualisations Launched

To support commissioners to explore a range of different perspectives around financial growth PrescQIPP have released two new Visual Analytic reports. The two new reports - 12 months and Year to Date (YTD) - allow users to look at growth down to BNF level for all subscribers by the following denominators:


  • Per 1000 patients
  • Per 1000 PU
  • Per 1000 cost or item based ASTROPU
  • and Total

To view the reports please visit the Data Hub (ensuring you're logged in)

Webinar to showcase STOMPLD - 25 November, 1pm - 2pm

On 25th November 1-2pm we’ll be welcoming David Branford, Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist currently employed as an adviser to NHS England on the campaign and Anne Webster, a clinical lead on the Learning Disability Programme, NHS England and work stream lead for STOMP. 

This webinar provides the background to the ‘Stopping Over-medication of People with Learning Disabilities’ programme and further encourages CCGs, GP practices and other organisations to take forward the STOMP message.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

Bulletin 159 Launched - SPOT-List

The Specials Prescribing Optimisation Tool (SPOT) is based on the national specials prescribing data. This list includes specials that appear regularly in the top ten specials prescribed list, those where there has been a significant growth in prescribing and those that may not appear very often but when they do pose significant cost pressure due to their expense.

The SPOT resource (and supporting bulletins) provide information on specials versus licensed medication.  Support tools include advice on hierarchy of risk, on alternatives, and areas for cost saving.

Info_bulletin_SQ_preopt.png  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:

View our 2016/17 work plan

Please note the work plan is subject to change throughout the year due to subscriber input.

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