Zuclopenthixol is an antipsychotic used for schizophrenia and other psychoses. In the UK, there are two injectable forms of zuclopenthixol: zuclopenthixol acetate : a short acting treatment used for acute episodes zuclopenthixol decanoate : a long acting treatment used for maintenance This week we launched a new measure to support a new type of alert […]
OpenPrescribing.net measure of seven day prescriptions for long-term conditions as a surrogate measure for Medicine Compliance Aids (MCAs). We measure seven day prescriptions for a basket of medicines; atorvastatin, simvastatin, levothyroxine, amlodipine and ramipril, commonly prescribed once daily for long term conditions.
At the DataLab we regularly collaborate on projects, both small and large, with users who get in touch. For development of this measure we would like to thank the NHS England Sustainable Unit and Centre for Sustainable Healthcare for their input on our work to support the NHS Long Term Plan. Another one of our […]
OpenPrescribing.net has launched an NHS dm+d allowing anyone to search and identify any medicine or product that can be prescribed in the NHS.
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 […]
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 […]