We're very pleased to let you know that our e-learning course on Type 2 Diabetes, which was developed jointly with the Eastern Academic Health Science Network, has been formally endorsed by NICE.  The NICE Endorsement Programme recognises resources produced by external organisations that support the implementation of NICE guidance and the use of quality standards. View on the NICE website here.

Our diabetes e-learning course will now carry a NICE endorsement statement. It will also be signposted to from the relevant NICE guidance and quality standard webpages and listed on the NICE endorsement webpage.

Users of the endorsed diabetes e-learning will have the reassurance that it supports implementation of the NICE guidance recommendations.

Access this course on our E-Learning Hub.


On 21st July 1-2pm we'll be welcoming Debbie Bostock, Specialist Medicines Management Technician and Jane Roberts, Lead Pharmacist from Southern Derbyshire CCG to talk about how they're implementing the PrescQIPP Practice Medicines Co-ordinator e-learning locally. They'll discuss their local program, including their workbook that accompanies the course and their face-to-face events that complement the e-learning.

All registered NHS users can sign up here.

This bulletin introduces some of the key concepts around behaviour change and considers practical ways in which health professionals can use and develop their skills to support behaviour change and empower patients around shared decision making and self management.  

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On 7th June we welcomed Kim Mooring from Leeds South and East CCG to further capture and share their award winning innovative work on their Medicines Management Facilitator (MMF) scheme.

Med webinar C Click above to view (All NHS).

On 6th June we welcomed Finlay Royle from Lambeth CCG to further capture and share their award winning innovative work on their ‘Optimising Medicines for COPD and Asthma – An Integrated Approach’ project.

Med webinar C Click above to view (All NHS).

Bulletin 175 Launched - Hypnotics update is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

Due to concerns over hypnotic dependence, hypnotic prescribing has been subject to scrutiny and review for a number of years. In this bulletin, we offer advice on managing new patients with insomnia, recommend cost-effective prescribing choices,  and encourage you to review chronic hypnotic users with a view to helping them withdraw from treatment. We recognise that this is not an easy task, but we have developed and included links to some useful implementation tools to assist you.

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Bulletin 171 - Rectal Irrigation (DROP-List) is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

This bulletin reviews the use of rectal irrigation to ensure proper pathways are in place before prescribing and wastage is reduced through appropriate prescribing. It is a supporting bulletin for the DROP-List for devices bulletin.

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Bulletin 167 - Medical devices (DROP-List) is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

The DROP-List has always sought to support Medicines Optimisation principles, which detail that "treatments of limited clinical value are not used and medicines no longer required are stopped. The DROP list devices bulletin compliments the DROP list bulletin and looks at the place in therapy for certain medical devices. Recommendations range from reviewing use and pathways to reduce potential wastage to reviewing the place in therapy for certain devices.

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Bulletin 161 - Wound care - Silicone scar treatment is now available to all PrescQIPP users.

This bulletin and briefing review the place in therapy for silicone sheets and gels for the treatment of scar reduction. The supporting datapack shows local usage of these products.

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