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.


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 200 Launched - Lidocaine plasters (DROP-List)

This bulletin looks at lidocaine plasters and provides the rationale for not initiating lidocaine plasters in new patients, and for current patients to be considered for discontinuation of their prescription for lidocaine plaster, particularly if it is not being prescribed for the licensed indication. 

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High Value Medicines - High Value Outcomes? - Sue Smith, PrescQIPP - 12th December, 1pm - 2pm

On 12th December 1pm - 2pm Sue Smith, PrescQIPP's Head of Education, will be repeating her presentation from the PrescQIPP Annual Event held on 17th October 2017, "High Value Medicines - High Value Outcomes?" 

In the webinar Sue will talk about the use of NOACs in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and whether we are seeing the anticipated national reduction in strokes expected from the use of NOACs. 

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussions so if you have outcome data from work in your area we hope you'll be happy to share this.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

PrescQIPP welcomes Lewisham CCG

We're delighted to welcome Lewisham CCG as the latest member of our ever burgeoning PrescQIPP community.

TPP SystmOne training webinars - 18th and 25th January & 1st February, 1pm - 2pm

Basic functions - 18th January

During this webinar TPP will cover basic functions within SystmOne which includes: 

  • Viewing and navigating around the prescribing pages – in particularly viewing Acute, Current and Past Drugs (including changing prescribed drugs) 
  • Viewing test results 
  • Viewing consultations (including add a new consultation) 
  • Viewing scanned letter/documents 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Search functions - 25th January

During the second webinar TPP will cover search functions within SystmOne which includes:

  • Running basic searches 
  • Building searches to include test results, readcodes and other relevant medicines 
  • Exporting searches to a usable format e.g. excel 

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Mail merge functions - 1st February

During the third and final webinar TPP will cover mail merge functions within SystmOne which includes:

  • Creating letter templates within the clinical system using word 
  • Attaching mail merged letters to individual patient records 
  • Attaching mail merged letters to searches to do bulk mail shots 

As usual all the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.

Bulletin 183 Launched - Anticoagulation

This bulletin is supported by a bumper set of resources which includes prescriber and patient decision aids, drug comparison charts, an audit, powerpoint presentation and data pack. An e-learning course on anticoagulation will be launched before the end of the year which will help support implementation.

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Bulletin 188 Launched - Care homes - Assisting people with swallowing difficulties

This bulletin and supporting resources look at the use of thickeners- particularly in the care home setting. It does discuss the use of the current dysphagia diet food texture descriptors, which may be changing over the next 18 months to the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative) http://iddsi.org/

We will review and update the bulletin further in due course.

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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 2017/18 work plan

Please note the work plan is subject to change throughout the year due to subscriber input.

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