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

High Value Medicines - High Value Outcomes? - Sue Smith, PrescQIPP - 12th December, 1pm - 2pm

On 12th December 1pm - 2pm Sue Smith, PrescQIPP's Head of Education, will be repeating her presentation from the PrescQIPP Annual Event held on 17th October 2017, "High Value Medicines - High Value Outcomes?" 

In the webinar Sue will talk about the use of NOACs in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and whether we are seeing the anticipated national reduction in strokes expected from the use of NOACs. 

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussions so if you have outcome data from work in your area we hope you'll be happy to share this.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

PrescQIPP welcomes Lewisham CCG

We're delighted to welcome Lewisham CCG as the latest member of our ever burgeoning PrescQIPP community.

TPP SystmOne training webinars - 18th and 25th January & 1st February, 1pm - 2pm

Basic functions - 18th January

During this webinar TPP will cover basic functions within SystmOne which includes: 

  • Viewing and navigating around the prescribing pages – in particularly viewing Acute, Current and Past Drugs (including changing prescribed drugs) 
  • Viewing test results 
  • Viewing consultations (including add a new consultation) 
  • Viewing scanned letter/documents 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Search functions - 25th January

During the second webinar TPP will cover search functions within SystmOne which includes:

  • Running basic searches 
  • Building searches to include test results, readcodes and other relevant medicines 
  • Exporting searches to a usable format e.g. excel 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Mail merge functions - 1st February

During the third and final webinar TPP will cover mail merge functions within SystmOne which includes:

  • Creating letter templates within the clinical system using word 
  • Attaching mail merged letters to individual patient records 
  • Attaching mail merged letters to searches to do bulk mail shots 

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

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Bulletin 183 Launched - Anticoagulation

This bulletin is supported by a bumper set of resources which includes prescriber and patient decision aids, drug comparison charts, an audit, powerpoint presentation and data pack. An e-learning course on anticoagulation will be launched before the end of the year which will help support implementation.

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Bulletin 188 Launched - Care homes - Assisting people with swallowing difficulties

This bulletin and supporting resources look at the use of thickeners- particularly in the care home setting. It does discuss the use of the current dysphagia diet food texture descriptors, which may be changing over the next 18 months to the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative)

We will review and update the bulletin further in due course.

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Medicines use in care homes: Course 1 e-learning endorsed by NICE

We're very pleased to let you know that our e-learning course “Medicines Use in Care Homes: Course 1” has been formally endorsed by NICE.  The NICE Endorsement Programme recognises resources produced by external organisations that support the implementation of NICE guidance and the use of quality standards.

Our “Medicines Use in Care Homes: Course 1” e-learning course will now carry a NICE endorsement statement. It will also be signposted to from the NICE guidance SC1 (Managing Medicines in Care Homes) and quality standard webpages and listed on the NICE endorsement webpage. 

Users of the endorsed “Medicines Use in Care Homes: Course 1” e-learning will have the reassurance that it supports implementation of the NICE guidance SC1 recommendations.

Access the course 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:

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 welcome @NHSLewishamCCG to the ever burgeoning @PrescQIPP community!
This week @PrescQIPP making pledges to be Antibiotic Guardians for next week - are you? @elizbeech @DrDianeAshiru
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The SILVER 2017 innovation award winner is @CambsPboroCCG for their Self Care Campaign project - well done! #pqevent17
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