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

Care Homes Training Slidesets and Scripts now available for PrescQIPP subscribers

The care homes training slidesets and talk notes cover the following topics: 

  • The role of CQC and the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards
  • The management of medicines in care homes 
  • Management of self-medicating residents
  • Administration of inhalers
  • Administration of eye drops 
  • Administration of transdermal patches
  • Administration of topical creams
  • Administration of 'when required' medicines

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 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.

Medicines use in care homes e-learning course published

We’re pleased to launch our first CPD accredited Care Home e-learning course which supports care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use. 

The course is broken down into nine modules that can be listened to at a pace and time that suits the individual. The modules can be undertaken in any order and are each followed by a short quiz to test understanding.

There are 3 case studies that support the learning and a final assessment quiz.

To receive the CPD accredited certificate participants need to complete all modules of the course and the final quiz.

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The course covers: 

  • The role of CQC and the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards
  • The management of medicines in care homes
  • Management of self-medicating residents
  • Administration of inhalers
  • Administration of eye drops 
  • Administration of transdermal patches
  • Administration of topical creams
  • Administration of 'when required' medicines

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.

If you have already commissioned the course for use by healthcare professionals in your commissioning area you will automatically have access to the course.

If you haven’t commissioned this course for implementation but would like to, you have two options:

  • Commissioning for your area = £375 plus VAT
  • Or directly via PayPal by individual users for £14.99 each.

Note: The cost is a one off and covers the life of the course; not an annual fee.

Flyers for subscribers who have commissioned the course, and for those who haven't but would like to advertise on a pay per use bases are available via the E-learning hub here

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

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COBWEB Continence Budget Management System Webinar - COBWEB Manager and West Berkshire CCG - 18th September, 1pm - 2pm

On 18th September we'll be welcoming Etienne Cavelle, COBWEB Manager, Bard Ltd and Michelle Hunt, Clinical Lead at West Berkshire CCG to introduce and showcase the cobweb continence budget management system. 

We have approached several companies that provide continence and stoma devices to offer them to showcase their support packages to CCGs. These tools are the company tools and are not endorsed by PrescQIPP but provide an opportunity for commissioners to hear about the offerings. We have asked companies to ensure that the webinars are non promotional. We will not provide a list of attendees to the companies but instead will leave it to individual CCGs to get in touch if they would require any further information. 

As usual, their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

Concise polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning course published

This concise course has been specifically developed from our longer polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning course, for use by GPs and experienced healthcare practitioners. The longer course may be more suitable for less experienced pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; nurses; non-medical prescribers and trainee GPs. 

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The concise course is split into six modules of less than ten minutes each, four case studies and a final assessment. The course is non-linear so the modules can be taken in any order.  A CPD certified certificate is available when the final assessment is passed with a mark of at least 70%, and which can be taken up to three times.  

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.

If you have already commissioned the longer course for use by healthcare professionals in your commissioning area you will automatically get access to the concise course, without further cost.

Likewise, if you commission the polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning in the future, the cost (£375 plus VAT) covers access to both courses, or directly via PayPal by individual users for £12.50. NB: The cost covers the life of the course; it is not an annual fee.

The flyers for both courses are available via the E-learning hub here. 

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

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Bulletin 179 Launched - Care homes - Refused or omitted doses

This bulletin looks at the issues around refused and missed doses when administering medicines in care homes and provides guidance for healthcare professionals in dealing with these issues. An educational slideset is available to support implementation. 

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Bulletin 174 Launched - Care homes - Use of monitored dosage systems

The use of compliance aids to support medicines administration is a difficult to resolve problem in care homes and also for domicilliary care. This bulletin supports the review of the use of compliance aids/ monitored dose systems particularly in care homes. The supporting resources provide advice and guidance on changing over to a system where medicines are administered/ dispensed in original packs. 

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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: michelle@prescqipp.info

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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