Adherence and Waste

This page will bring together all the PrescQIPP medicines adherence and waste resources as well as showcase good practice examples of projects focusing reducing medicines waste. Each set of resources contains tools that can be adapted for local use before implementation.

Repeat Prescribing

If not managed effectively, repeat prescribing can contribute to medicines waste. This resource It provides guidance and advice for prescribers, practice managers, practice staff, community pharmacists and medicines management teams etc. on developing, implementing and reviewing repeat prescribing systems. 

Practice medicines co-ordinators training

The Practice medicines co-ordinator training builds on the repeat prescribing modules and is aimed at non clinical staff in GP practices that manage the repeat prescribing process. The course will help practice medicines co-ordinators to: 

  • Improve medicines safety
  • Improve satisfaction for patients and staff
  • Reduce medicines waste
  • Make savings by reducing or containing costs
  • Become a point of contact for medicines related queries
  • Work in collaboration with the Medicines Optimisation Team

The course is available as a slideset and talk notes to deliver face to face training or a full e-learning package.

EAHSN and PrescQIPP Medicines Adherence and Waste Joint Working Campaign