Patient Safety

Created on 02 February 2017
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 ...
We're delighted to launch the inhaler technique videos, which are the first set of patient education videos jointly produced by PrescQIPP and Health and Care Videos. Supporting resources include a technical ...
Created on 14 November 2016
These resources support the appropriate prescribing and review of ADHD treatments including initiation and monitoring of treatment. An audit is available to support identification of patients needing a ...
Created on 25 July 2016
This Bulletin is written in 2 parts- The CKD resource covers the new classifications of CKD and drugs which are likely to cause kidney damage. The AKI part of the bulletin covers current advice around ...
We are pleased to launch the second of our polypharmacy and deprescribing bulletins - Ensuring Appropriate Polypharmacy. This bulletin covers a strategic overview of polypharmacy and deprescribing and ...
The inhaled therapy in COPD bulletin and briefing has been updated to incorporate the new inhaled therapies licensed to treat COPD. The materials discuss the place in therapy of different inhaled therapies ...
PrescQIPP is pleased to launch two new video resources to support self care work in your area, one for patients and one to share with colleagues. The videos were created in collaboration with Health and ...
This bulletin supports reviewing long term treatment with bisphosphonates and the consideration of treatment break in these patients. A patient information leaflet is available as a supporting resource.  ...
The inhaled therapy in COPD bulletin and briefing has been updated to incorporate the new inhaled therapies licensed to treat COPD.  The materials discuss the place in therapy of different inhaled ...
This DROP-List support bulletin looks at the place in therapy of liothyronine and combination products containing levothyroxine and liothyronine. In light of a limited evidence base supporting its use ...
The rubefacients bulletin supports the PrescQIPP DROP list. It reviews the place in therapy of the rubefacients which also have a nice do not do attached to them. An audit and patient letter are available ...
Created on 22 June 2015
The NSAIDs bulletin and supporting resources look at the risks associated with long term treatment of NSAIDs and also appropriate choice of NSAID.  SystmOne and EMIS searches are available to support ...
This bulletin focuses on the safety concerns accosted with the prescribing of long term PPIs and offers guidance and tools to support reviewing therapy and stepping down or discontinuing treatment in appropriate ...
The Gluten Free guidelines have been updated following feedback from CCGs. Some CCGs requested the addition of multipurpose and bread mixes to the list of prescribable products as although these products ...
Sajida Khatri, PrescQIPP primary care lead showcased the self care Webkit including the supporting evidence and campaign materials available. It also highlighted future plans for the Webkit.  Click ...
  This bulletin and two accompanying briefings look at the issues of ED and PE in men (shortened to avoid your junk mail filters). Advice on prescribing cost effective treatments first line, audit ...
The lutein and antioxidant vitamins bulletin supports the DROP list. It discusses the lack of evidence available to support lutein and antioxidant vitamins as a treatment for the prevention of age related ...
Created on 09 December 2014
This bulletin reviews the place in therapy of rosuvastatin in relation to other statins. Recommendations include advice in the recently updated NICE lipid modification clinical guideline.  Rosuvastatin ...
The gluten free foods guidelines have been updated to include fresh bread as an item recommended for prescribing as surcharges from some suppliers have been significantly reduced.  Gluten ...
The bulletin offers guidance and support material for organisations considering reviewing ISMN prescribing as a QIPP project. The bulletin considers implementation of national guidance from the DH and ...