On 23rd January 2018 we welcome Adele Booth – Regional Business Leader (NHS England & Wales), John Pelan – Product Manager IT and Jan Leonard - Chief Commissioning and Redesign Officer, Southport & Formby Clinical Commissioning Group, South Sefton CCG to introduce and showcase ProAct manager.

We have approached several companies that provide stoma and continence devices to offer them to showcase their support packages to CCGs. These tools are the company tools and are not endorsed by PrescQIPP but provide an opportunity for commissioners to hear about the offerings. We have asked companies to ensure that the webinars are non-promotional. We will not provide a list of attendees to the companies but instead will leave it to individual CCGs to get in touch if they would require any further information.

All PrescQIPP subscribers can sign up here.


On 30th November, we welcomed EMIS Health for the third of three training sessions on their GP clinical system. This session focused on mail merge functions.

Med webinar C Click above to view (subscribers).

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

Med webinar C Click above to view (subscribers).

On 14th December we’ll be welcoming Vision Health for the second training session of three on their GP clinical system. In this second webinar the training will cover mail merge and SMS functions within the clinical system.

Med webinar C Click above to view (subscribers).

On 7th December we welcomed Vision Health for the first training session of three on their GP clinical system. In this first webinar the training covers basic functions of using the clinical system.

Med webinar C Click above to view (subscribers).

Following much consultation with the community this year, we are now ready to deliver a first-stage preview of the framework that will underpin our work in 2018, and beyond. In the documents linked below, we provide detail on a number of tasks, skills, knowledge areas and categorisations to help define the work that is done by extended medicines teams, extracted from the database we'll use in early 2018 to build support tools for the community. We hope that 'yule' find them a useful start to our big plans in this field.

Access the skills and competency framework preview documents here:

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Trimipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) that has been subject to significant price increases. Consequently, it does not represent a cost-effective choice of treatment. This bulletin reviews the use of trimipramine with resources to support stopping or switching treatment in depression in adults. Audit tools including a template patient information/switch guide are provided to support implementation of change.

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This overarching summary document supports the implementation of the NHS England Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care guidance. It discusses the spend on items included on the list, evidence base for inclusion in the list and exceptional circumstances in which prescribing may be appropriate. 

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We are pleased to let you know that our antimicrobial resistance (AMR) training resources guide is now available to access on our website.

As part of our work (HEE 2016) we stated we would “explore developing a guide to learning materials for antimicrobial resistance and infection, that signposts prescribers and other staff to available educational sessions that will help support learning in the system”.

The purpose of this guide is to promote available learning on the management of infective states, infection prevention and control, antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship by:

  1. Signposting educational materials available to health workers and students.
  2. Providing a centralised resource portal to educators on supporting learners.
  3. Supporting commissioning, regulatory and quality improvement teams (including infection prevention and control and antimicrobial management teams) by highlighting available educational resources to improve practice.
  4. Encouraging learners to access available learning sessions to support their learning needs. 
  5. Highlighting learning sessions that can be embedded within clinical training pathways.  

We would encourage you to raise awareness of this resource guide within your organisations and networks.
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For further information please contact Mohamed Sadak (Clinical Lead and Programme Manager, Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis).