Category Archives: Prescribing Systems & Processes

RCGP/CPRD Quality Improvement Project

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the MHRA Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) have developed confidential bespoke practice and patient-level drug prescribing reports, available for free for GP practices contributing to CPRD. The reports focus on prescribing and patient safety, allowing practices to benchmark themselves against others contributing to CPRD. The reports can be used for appraisal (under Continue Reading »

NHS England Guidance on responsibility for prescribing between primary and secondary/tertiary care

NHS England has published guidance on Responsibility for prescribing between primary and secondary/tertiary care The guidance has been produced in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, the BMA, the RCGP, the RCN and the National Association for Patient Participation. It aims to “provide clarity on the responsibilities of all professionals involved in commissioning and prescribing across primary, secondary and tertiary Continue Reading »

Unblocking EPS2

Are you struggling to send some prescriptions by EPS2? The NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) is the standard for transferring medicine and medical device information between clinical systems and is required for all EPS2 prescribing. Some entries in the prescribing databases used by GP clinical systems cannot be directly matched to a unique dm+d code – Continue Reading »

eRD Support

DDES CCG have been working with NECS MO, NECS Business Change & Benefits and NHS Digital to develop resources to support preparation for, implementation of and growth in electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). The first tranche of support materials are now ready for use. The pack includes: a presentation, outlining background and benefits, with advice on process and practical Continue Reading »

Help reduce repeat prescribing waste – Report via SIRMS

To make it easier to identify and investigate waste in the repeat prescription ordering process, we’ve added a specific field with a yes/no dropdown to SIRMS that will highlight where waste has occurred in repeat prescribing systems.

This will help us to run reports and investigate incidents relating to waste. We’ll look at all the incidents and where necessary put steps in place to prevent this happening again.