We have created a new interactive tool for exploring the national Prescribing Cost Analysis (PCA) data, allowing you to investigate prescribing trends going back to 1998. The PCA data contains annual data on all drugs dispensed in the community in England. Note this makes it slightly different to the monthly dataset used elsewhere on OpenPrescribing which shows how items […]
We send out monthly newsletters for OpenPrescribing, detailing new features and updates, which you can sign up for here. Our latest issue is below: Low Priority Treatments NHS England recently launched a consultation on new prescribing guidelines, which lists treatments that should generally no longer be prescribed. We have launched a new tool that allows you to […]
Today we launch another exciting new feature on OpenPrescribing. NHS England recently shared a list of 19 classes of treatment which they think should not be prescribed by GPs. These treatments were advised against on the grounds that they are ineffective, and therefore wasteful, or at least “low priority”. We think it’s good for everyone […]
Today we launch another new feature on OpenPrescribing. As you will probably know, we have various standard prescribing measures which show how a practice or CCG is prescribing in comparison with their peers. These are presented as percentages or rates, and often the maths is very simple: what is the proportion of “undesirable drug” divided by “all drugs in that class”. […]
At OpenPrescribing, we provide tools for analysing prescribing behaviour in primary care in the NHS in England. If you work with prescribing data, you may have noticed that practices which are “dormant” apparently continue to prescribe. This short article explains why, for the curious.
Today we are launching something very exciting: a new tool that identifies over £100m in new prescribing cost savings for the NHS. The average practice can save £50,166 a year by using our tool. These are vastly bigger savings than any other current advice such as “always prescribe generically”. You can use the tool right […]