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 - Nottinghamshire Appliance Management Service (NAMS) - Nottingham City CCG & Mansfield and Ashfield CCG - 28th June, 1pm - 2pm

On 28th June 1-2pm we'll be welcoming Cheryl Gresham from Nottingham City CCG and Laura Catt from Mansfield and Ashfield CCG to further capture and share their gold award winning innovative work on their ‘Nottinghamshire Appliance Management Service (NAMS). Development of this service provides easy to access, immediate clinical support for patients in primary care with a stoma, combined with reducing waste in prescribing of stoma appliances. Cheryl and Laura will cover the background to the project, the steps they took to commission the service and will bring in their learning from the experience to guide others who may wish to follow a similar path. They will also share the results so far and the positive patient reviews from having been looked after by the service.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

SNOMED in Primary Care webinars - What commissioners need to know – NHS Digital – 25th April and 3rd May, 1pm - 2pm

On 25th April and 3rd May 1pm - 2pm Denise Downs and Ian Spiers from NHS Digital will be offering two sessions that provide a commissioner level strategic overview of SNOMED CT in general practice. As the rollout of SNOMED codes gets closer this session will help commissioners understand what’s happening, how to prepare, and how they can support local organisations to make the most of the changes. The first session will then be followed by some more in-depth sessions, and will seek to ask attendees what they would find useful in those sessions. 

All NHS registered users can sign up to both webinars below:

SNOMED in Primary Care - Why change, timeframes and implications - 25th April, 1pm - 2pm

SNOMED in Primary Care - Data quality considerations and implications for reports - 3rd May, 1pm - 2pm

Innovation Award Winner Webinar - ‘5afety in Num6ers’ Medicines Safety Initiative - Wakefield CCG - 10th May, 1pm - 2pm

On 10th May 1-2pm we'll be welcoming Lyndsey Clayton from Wakefield CCG to further capture and share their award winning innovative work on their ‘5afety in Num6ers’ Medicines Safety Initiative. The presentation will aim to cover the background to the initiative, the proactive and reactive work being undertaken, the results so far and our vision. It will also allow other areas to consider the value of an MSO role in a CCG.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

PrescQIPP welcomes Nottingham North and East CCG

We're delighted to welcome Nottingham North and East CCG as the latest member of the PrescQIPP community.

Bulletin 153 - Polypharmacy and deprescribing - Frailty now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 153 Launched - Polypharmacy and deprescribing - Frailty is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

This bulletin focuses on frailty and end of life and the specific considertaions that would apply to this group of patients when reviewing medicines/ considering stopping medicines. Medicines that should usually be continued and those with increased potential to cause harm are highlighted in the full bulletin with evidence-based tools to help the review process.

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Bulletin 151 - Care homes - How to use multidisciplinary teams effectively teams now available to all PrescQIPP users

Bulletin 151 - Care homes - How to use multidisciplinary teams effectively is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

These resources support the effective working and communication between members of a multidisciplinary teams for care home residents. Template paperworks is available which can be adapted locally and be used for logging interventions or requesting assessment of a patient.

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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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