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 […]
On OpenPrescribing.net we provide data for individual practices and CCGs (and now STPs and regions!) making it easier for everyone to explore NHS prescribing patterns in England – supporting safer, more efficient prescribing. However, providing data for an individual location in isolation is rarely useful. We need to provide context, so that some sort of […]