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

Transforming the way CCGs and GP Practices deliver Safe and Effective Prescribing – Dr Julian Brown - 9th February, 1pm - 2pm

On 9th February 1-2pm we’ll be welcoming Dr Julian Brown, Clinical Lead and Founder of Prescribing Services Ltd to present the NHS Digital centrally assured and funded ‘Advice & Guidance (Eclipse Live) service’ which is helping to transform the way GP Practices and CCG are able to improve prescribing safety within the NHS. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

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.

OTC Webinar with Julie Woods from NHSCC / Monthly Senior Briefing with Carol Roberts - 9th January, 1pm - 2pm

During the Monthly Senior Briefing on 9th January 1pm - 2pm we'll be welcoming Julie Woods from NHSCC for a webinar on the joint NHS England - NHSCC consultation on Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. This will outline the rationale behind the adopted approach, discuss the requirements for CCGs and answer any questions.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

Business Case Training - David Bailey - 24th & 31st January and 14th & 21st February, 1pm - 2.15pm

In January and February we’ll be joined by a leading expert of business case development in the NHS: David Bailey, who will be joining PrescQIPP subscribers to offer a set of lively and interactive sessions on this topic. The four sessions will focus on the journey of planning: documenting the case for change; generating future options; costing your proposals; and choosing the best option for the future, for business cases within NHS commissioning. Creating a successful business case is a huge topic so our sessions will concentrate on the major areas to maximise your chances of success. These lively and interactive sessions will provide examples of logical and analytical tools and techniques used within the medicines team context.

Analytical tools to structure and make your business case - 24th January

In the first of our business case webinars, David Bailey will introduce the process for developing a business case, along with analytical tools to document the case for change with specific examples from the medicines team context.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

Drafting the key components of a business case - 31st January

In the second of our business case webinars, David Bailey will work through the analytical tools and thinking skills to identify the options for the future with specific examples from the medicines team context.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

Financial and economic analysis of your options - 14th February

In the third of our business case webinars, David Bailey will demonstrate how to work with finance to cost your options for the future and identify both the financial and economic impacts with specific examples from the medicines team context.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

Using a recognised decision-making technique to decide the best option for the future - 21st February

In the fourth of our business case webinars, David Bailey will demonstrate how to use a recognised decision - making technique to identify the best option for the future with specific examples from the medicines team context.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here

Revalidation for Pharmacy Professionals webinar - 5th March, 1pm - 2pm

On the 5th March we’ll be hosting a session by the the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) introducing revalidation for pharmacy professionals from 30th March 2018. Revalidation will require pharmacy professionals to complete and submit four CPD records, a record of a peer discussion and a record of a reflective account every year. This webinar will outline the requirements involved in revalidation, explain the time line for the transition to the new arrangements in 2018, explain who is affected, and describe how to complete the different types of records, with special attention given to the new revalidation components of peer discussion and the reflective account.

All registered NHS 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: michelle@prescqipp.info

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

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