Prescribing audits and projects

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This page contains information for clinicians about current prescribing quality and productivity scheme projects. Projects are added by quarter:

Quarter 1: April - June

Quarter 2: July - September

Quarter 3: October - December

Quarter 4: January - March

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Projects for Quarter 3 of 2017/2018

Download the Quarter 3 project overview summary (PDF)

Project 1: Housekeeping project

This project is continued from Q2 and has been updated with additional projects

Project 2: Completion of Prophylactic antibiotic prescribing for UTIs

This project was run in quarter 2 and has a return date of 30 September (see quarter 2 projects)

Project 3: Improving UTI diagnosis in a Care Home with Nursing Setting

Project 4: Special containers project

Project 5: Emollient prescribing review

Project 6: Review of prescribing of specialised infant formulae

  • Review of prescribing of specialised infant formulae project document – coming soon
  • EMIS search – coming soon
  • Contact: Kate Davis

Project 7: Care Homes with Nursing reviews and visits (if applicable)

  1. STOPP/START BNSSG guidance (PDF) 
  2. NO TEARS tool for medication review (PDF)
  3. AGC Beers pocket guide (PDF)
  4. Optimising safe and appropriate medication use (PDF)
  5. Care homes: Good practice guide to prescribing and medication reviews (PDF)

 

Projects for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of 2017/2018

Download the Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 project overview summary (PDF)

Project 1: Housekeeping project

Project 2: Review of prophylactic antibiotic prescribing for UTIs

Project 3: Improving UTI diagnosis in a Care Home with Nursing (CHwN) setting

Other antibiotic related resources:

Project 4: Respiratory prescribing project

Project 5: Care home medication reviews (if applicable)

Project 6: Antiplatelet Review

 

Projects for Quarter 4 of 2016/2017

Download the Quarter 4 project overview summary (PDF)

Project 1: Don't Wait to Anticoagulate (DWAC) project (Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 project)

Project 2: Reviewing quinine prescribing project

Project 3: Reviewing dosulepin project

Project 4: OptimiseRx project

Project 5: Care home medication reviews (if applicable)

Project 6: Gluten Free Prescribing project

  • This project will be undertaken on an adhoc basis via email from the CCG Medicines Management Dietitian following identification of any GF prescribing that may need to be addressed.

 

Projects for Quarter 3 of 2016/2017

Download the Quarter 3 project overview summary (PDF)

Project 1: Finance project from Quarter 2

Project 2: Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 project)

Project 3: Clinical Indications (Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 project)

 

Projects for Quarter 2 of 2016/2017

Download the Quarter 2 project overview summary (PDF)

Project 1: Review of high quantities of analgesics on repeat

Project 2: Medication review: focus on polypharmacy

Project 3: Benchmarking practices prescribing spend and reviewing outliers

Project 4: Red drug prescribing review

Project 5: Buprenorphine patch prescribing

 

Projects for Quarter 1 of 2016/2017

Download the Quarter 1 project overview summary (PDF)

Ostomy Prescribing review

Verapamil/flecainide review

Broad - spectrum antibiotic data collection

Paediatric formulary medication review

Nutrition care and oral nutritional supplement prescribing

Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes

Care Home with Nursing Projects - Quarters 1 and 2