New low-priority measures approved Yesterday (27 June), NHS England completed its consultation on an additional proposed set of products being considered for a recommendation against regular use in primary care. Therefore, on the site we have now included these new items in the set of low-priority measures. The newly added products include bath and shower emollients, […]
Our technical team are busy improving how the engine room of OpenPrescribing. When they’ve finished we’ll get them to write a blog on exactly what they’ve done. In the meantime, as the work progresses we are able to add some additional exciting new features to the site. Multi-level analysis One of the limitations of how […]
This blog describes some of the technical background about how the NHS is set up in terms of organisational data, and describes our plan for dealing with the ever evolving formations within the NHS, including primary care networks (PCNs).
This week we have launched a new email alerting service that covers all of NHS England. To sign up, just go to the All England page and enter your email address in the box beside the measures categories (see screenshot below).
Want to receive our updates in your inbox every month? Sign up on the OpenPrescribing homepage. Varied implementation of UTI prescribing guidelines One of our recent papers, published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, highlighted variability in the speed at which different CCGs switched from prescribing trimethoprim to nitrofurantoin (as recommended by PHE for uncomplicated UTI). […]
Just before Christmas we had a paper published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. It looked at how GP practices responded to changes to the guidance for antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs). It’s an interesting story in itself, but we think that it prompts some wider questions about how GPs are helped to keep […]