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Model Repeat Prescribing System

Can we help you save staff time, save on your practice prescribing budget AND keep patients safer than ever?

Try out the new NECS Model Repeat Prescribing System from the Prescribing Processes workstream. This comprehensive resource is packed full of practical ideas, designed to help you and your practice develop robust, safe and efficient procedures. It brings together legislation and best practice for all aspects of repeat prescribing, while allowing for local flexibility based on the needs of your own patients and staff.

Highlights include:

  • Flow charts to demonstrate information flow through the system, from start to finish.
  • Comprehensive, tried-and-tested advice on how to set up or develop your repeat prescribing system.
  • Case studies of real-life scenarios to test out your practice’s policies and procedures.
  • Targeted nationally and regionally accredited resources.
  • Support to review your repeat prescribing system with an audit checklist and summary sheet.

In order to share best practice across NECS, we are keen to get feedback on how the resource can be implemented in practice. Please let us know your ideas and experiences by emailing helena.gregory@cumbria.necsu.nhs.uk .

Model Repeat Prescribing System (895 downloads)

Antibiotic Audit Toolkits

TARGET audit toolkits and action planning

TARGET have developed a series of audits to assess antibiotic prescribing against national guidelines.  For more information go to the TARGET website, or click on the links below to download audit templates.

Sore Throat Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for sore throat symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Urinary Tract Infection Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate the diagnosis of uncomplicated urinary tract infections using urine dipsticks and/or urine cultures and to assess antibiotic prescribing using Public Health England guidance on the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of UTIs.

Otitis Media Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for otitis media symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Acute Otitis Externa Audit: Use this audit to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute otitis externa symptoms against Public Health England (PHE) Management of Infection Guidance for Primary Care.

Acute Cough Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute cough symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Acute Rhinosinusitis Audit: Use this audit template to evaluate antibiotic prescribing for acute rhinosinusitis symptoms against NICE and PHE clinical guidelines or local infection management guidelines.

Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group Primary Care Audits

The Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group have developed a range of interventions to support the reduction of unnecessary use of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections.  These resources are available on the SAPG website.