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

The Type 2 Diabetes E-Learning course is now formally endorsed by NICE

We're very pleased to let you know that our e-learning course on Type 2 Diabetes, which was developed jointly with the Eastern Academic Health Science Network, 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 diabetes e-learning course will now carry a NICE endorsement statement. It will also be signposted to from the relevant NICE guidance and quality standard webpages and listed on the NICE endorsement webpage.

Users of the endorsed diabetes e-learning will have the reassurance that it supports implementation of the NICE guidance recommendations.

Access this course on our E-Learning Hub.


Practice Medicines Co-ordinator webinar - Local implementation of the PrescQIPP e-learning - Southern Derbyshire CCG - 21st July, 1pm - 2pm

On 21st July 1-2pm we'll be welcoming Debbie Bostock, Specialist Medicines Management Technician and Jane Roberts, Lead Pharmacist from Southern Derbyshire CCG to talk about how they're implementing the PrescQIPP Practice Medicines Co-ordinator e-learning locally. They'll discuss their local program, including their workbook that accompanies the course and their face-to-face events that complement the e-learning.

All registered NHS users can sign up here.

Bulletin 184 Launched - Behavioural change strategies

This bulletin introduces some of the key concepts around behaviour change and considers practical ways in which health professionals can use and develop their skills to support behaviour change and empower patients around shared decision making and self management.  

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Bulletin 175 Launched - Hypnotics update now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 175 Launched - Hypnotics update is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

Due to concerns over hypnotic dependence, hypnotic prescribing has been subject to scrutiny and review for a number of years. In this bulletin, we offer advice on managing new patients with insomnia, recommend cost-effective prescribing choices,  and encourage you to review chronic hypnotic users with a view to helping them withdraw from treatment. We recognise that this is not an easy task, but we have developed and included links to some useful implementation tools to assist you.

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Bulletin 171 - Rectal Irrigation (DROP-List) now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 171 - Rectal Irrigation (DROP-List) is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

This bulletin reviews the use of rectal irrigation to ensure proper pathways are in place before prescribing and wastage is reduced through appropriate prescribing. It is a supporting bulletin for the DROP-List for devices bulletin.

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Bulletin 167 - Medical devices (DROP-List) now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 167 - Medical devices (DROP-List) is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

The DROP-List has always sought to support Medicines Optimisation principles, which detail that "treatments of limited clinical value are not used and medicines no longer required are stopped. The DROP list devices bulletin compliments the DROP list bulletin and looks at the place in therapy for certain medical devices. Recommendations range from reviewing use and pathways to reduce potential wastage to reviewing the place in therapy for certain devices.

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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 2016/17 work plan

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

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We're delighted to be helping out at Derbyshire practice medicines coordinator launch event today! Great event.
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@pabakz @jon_simms @carol_roberts2 Very interesting. Where are you hosting them? Would be good to share ideas with other subs!
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