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

Innovation Award Winner Webinar - Improving Safe Use of Thickeners in Dysphasia - East Staffordshire CCG - 10th May, 1pm - 2pm

On 10th May 1-2pm we'll be welcoming Richard Thorpe from East Staffordshire CCG to further capture and share their silver award winning innovative work on their Improving Safe Use of Thickeners in Dysphasia project where he will explain how education around the safe use of thickeners can benefit patients, budgets and working relationships with fellow healthcare professionals.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

Polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning course and training slidesets now available

Our brand new CPD certified Polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning course is now live.

CPD certified logoThe course is broken down into bite sized modules that can be completed at your own time and pace and includes:

  • Definitions, descriptors and principles to ensure appropriate polypharmacy
  • Multimorbidity NICE Guideline NG56
  • Reducing the pill (medicine) burden in people with frailty and those moving towards end of life
  • Medicines optimisation and patient centred care
  • Shared decision making
  • Tools to support medication review
  • Four case studies to bring the theory to life
  • Quizzes for each module and a final assessment.

On successful completion of the course which requires a pass mark of 80% in the final assessment, you'll be issued with a CPD accredited certificate of completion. 

The e-learning package is free to access by subscriber medicines management teams only using a special promo code. If you are a member of a medicines management team, please contact your subscriber lead for details.

Access for other healthcare professionals including practice staff can be purchased either by the CCG/Health Board as a bolt on to subscription, or directly via PayPal by individual users for £12.50.

Subscribers can also download the slidesets and scripts to adapt and deliver training locally from the Polypharmacy and deprescribing webkit

You can access the course after you have logged in from the link under the top 'Learn' menu, from the Polypharmacy and deprescribing webkit or from the link below:

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PrescQIPP Council of Members Terms of Reference published

PrescQIPP is governed by the Council of Members. This group provides strategic oversight, ensures that the organisation is run for the benefit of the community, and is the ultimate decision making body. The council is made up of commissioners from the PrescQIPP community, the PrescQIPP board of directors, and expert members and is supported by the company secretary.

We have now published our terms of reference for the group, which is available via the Governance page.

Bulletin 164 Launched - Controlled drugs monitoring

The controlled drugs bulletin and resources have been written to support CCG teams that have a role in supporting the regional NHS England Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer (CDAO). 

An audit tool, standard operating procedure template and letters are available to adapt and use as supporting resources. All our controlled drugs resources will also be available on the controlled drugs webkit which includes the CD monitoring datasets. 

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We're hiring! PrescQIPP Insights Analyst Vacancy

We're looking for an exceptional person to join our operational team for the role of Insights Analyst. This role will focus on joining together PrescQIPP's growing infrastructure, to improve our reporting, communications and website intelligence. This role will seek to further support our subscribers by finding smarter, more joined up and efficient ways of working.

The advert can be found below, we'll be looking for any candidates to start no later than the end of May.

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Please contact for more information.

Innovation Award Winner Webinar - Optimising Medicines for COPD and Asthma – An Integrated Approach - Lambeth CCG - 6th June, 1pm - 2pm

On 6th June 1-2pm we'll be welcoming Finlay Royle from Lambeth CCG to further capture and share their award winning innovative work on their ‘Optimising Medicines for COPD and Asthma – An Integrated Approach’ project. Over-prescribing of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids is causing avoidable harm in asthma and COPD. Diagnostic spirometry is often poorly performed and interpreted, and there is a lack of investment in high-value interventions such as pulmonary rehabilitation and treatments for tobacco addiction.

This webinar will describe how commissioning levers were utilised to: reduce inappropriate prescribing of inhaled corticosteroids; invest in high-value interventions (such as pulmonary rehabilitation) and; improve accuracy and consistency of diagnostic spirometry.

All NHS registered users 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:

View our 2016/17 work plan

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

What's on the PrescQIPP Twitterista

PrescQIPP's March newsletter -
Are you ready to @ThinkKidneys this month? World kidney day next Thursday. Check out the posters. @elizbeech
RT @hcvlibrary: Great to see another @PrescQIPP member, North of England CSU, showcasing the inhaler technique videos…
Delighted to welcome @NHSNNE to the @PrescQIPP community.
PrescQIPP's February newsletter -
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