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Prescribing Information to Support QIPP

In November 2010 we published our Prescribing Information to Support QIPP report for PCTs in the West Midlands, collating key messages and prescribing/admissions data around the 15 medicines optimisation options identified by the National Prescribing Centre (now the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre [MPC]). 

Further annual updates have since been published in January 2012 and January 2013 incorporating any revisions to the Medicine and Prescribing Centre's list of medicines optimisation options, with the January 2013 update now reporting data for Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospital Trusts across the West Midlands.

In addition to the main report, we can produce user-friendly, single-page summaries of prescribing and admissions data to help inform GPs and benchmark performance.

Please e-mail us if you are interested in commissioning Keele to produce a similar report for your CCG or Area Team.


Introduction to the 2013 QIPP report

Welcome to the 2013 'Prescribing Information to Support QIPP' report from the medicines optimisation team at the School of Pharmacy, Keele University. This report, which has been individualised for each of the 22 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) within the West Midlands, is a comprehensive compendium of information on key areas of QIPP relating to medicines use.  These QIPP areas were identified in April 2012 by the National Prescribing Centre (NPC; now the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre) in the document "Key therapeutic topics - medicines management options for local implementation."

The report presents data from a number of different sources, including:

  • Primary care prescribing (ePACT) data
  • QOF prevalence data
  • Admissions data
  • Hospital prescribing data
  • Outpatient referral data

By including these data, our intention is to give medicines management leads, prescribers and commissioners as complete a picture of activity as possible, to identify the opportunities to improve standards and provide safer care as well as improving efficiency and effectiveness.

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