Bulletin 159: SPOT-List

The Specials Prescribing Optimisation Tool (SPOT) is based on the national specials prescribing data. This list includes specials that appear regularly in the top ten specials prescribed list, those where there has been a significant growth in prescribing and those that may not appear very often but when they do pose significant cost pressure due to their expense.

The SPOT-List resource (and supporting bulletins) provide information on specials versus licensed medication. Support tools include advice on hierarchy of risk, on alternatives, and areas for cost saving.