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PrescQIPP are a Community Interest Company (a type of social enterprise) who operate on a not for profit basis for the benefit of NHS patients, commissioners and organisations. 

PrescQIPP Aims

  • Help NHS commissioners to improve patient outcomes and manage medicines budgets effectively
  • Reduce duplication and support collaboration across NHS commissioning areas
  • Highlight and spread prescribing good practice and innovation

PrescQIPP resources include:

  • Bulletins and briefings: with clinical evidence, information and guidance about a range of treatments and conditions 
  • Data:to help commissioners benchmark their activity and identify where they can make the biggest difference 
  • Webkits: with practical tools and materials such as patient information and letters, pathways and audits
  • Webinars:to support learning on a variety of relevant topics

Sheffield CCG subscribes to PrescQIPP which then allows care homes to access an e-learning package on medicines management. This package can be accessed free of charge and allows care homes within Sheffield to use the resources. We will refer to PrescQIPP When Sheffield CCG produces any local guidance we will refer to PresQIPP. 

Skills for Care have endorsed PrescQIPP as an accredited e-learning training provider for the adult social care sector. This means that the PrescQIPP course on medicines use in care homes will carry the Skills for Care logo and be listed in Skills for Care directory.



Last updated on 08/08/2019 by jwiddowsonwild