A brand new bespoke course for PrescQIPP subscribers on the theory and application of health economics. Through four one hour virtual sessions, participants will learn about the fundamentals of health economics and how modelling can be used to forecast the impact of treatment pathways and interventions, inform commissioning decisions, and build an effective business case.

 

The course is hosted by PrescQIPP and produced and delivered by Boehringer Ingelheim. The content of the course is non-promotional, and the models and business case have no relation to therapeutic areas in which Boehringer Ingelheim has a commercial interest. Contact details of course participants will not be shared with Boehringer Ingelheim. 

For more details about each session and to sign up, click on the sliders for each session below.

Sessions

Introduction to health economics

The first session focuses on the fundamentals of health economics, introducing the key concepts around the theory. 

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Introduction to health technology assessments

The second session looks at health technology assessments (HTAS). 

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Health economics and modelling

The third session will turn to the practical application of health economics, and the use of modelling to inform decision making and develop a business case. 

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Critical evaulation of a health economics business case

In the fourth and final session of the course, a business case based on health economics modelling will be reviewed and critically appraised.

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Bulletin 177 Antimicrobial stewardship Launched

This bulletin summarises the resources that are available to support commissioners with their antimicrobial stewardship work. Links are provided to useful resources and an audit and GP support guides are available as implementation tools.

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Bulletin 190 Polypharmacy - Multimorbidity Launched

This bulletin reviews the evidence around multimorbidity and polypharmacy. It supports the implementation of NICE guideline NG56. A template individualised patient management plan is included as a supporting implementation resource.

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Bulletin 195 Launched - Doxazosin MR (DROP-List)

This bulletin supports the review of  doxazosin MR prescribing and supports a switch to the immediate release formulation in line with the NHS England "Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care" guidance.

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Bulletin 194 Launched - Co-proxamol (DROP-List)

This bulletin discusses the use of co-proxamol and supports reviewing and discontinuing prescribing in patients still taking this unlicensed medicine. It supports the implementation of the NHS England items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care guidance.

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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.

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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.

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