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Prescribing

Management

Managing the daily workload of repeat prescriptions and prescription requests is an essential but time consuming part of general practice. The medical practitioner time needed to manage this workload can run to several hours each day even in practices with average practice list sizes. Over recent years consultation rates within general practice have grown steadily. Prescribing management is a new non-medical prescribing model developed by Rycroft Health to support GP practices in managing the ever growing workload. Read on to see how this service could benefit your practice.

Prescribing Management: A Summary

Prescribing management is a new non-medical prescribing model developed by Rycroft Health to support GP practices in managing the ever growing workload associated with: Managing repeat prescribing Responding to acute prescription requests Safely processing and updating hospital discharge summaries and letters Prescribing management can be broken down into four main components: Repeat Prescribing Management Acute Prescription Request Management Hospital Discharge Summary and Letter Reconciliation Prescribing and Pharmaceutical Advice

Prescribing Management

Managing the daily workload of repeat prescriptions and prescription requests is an essential but time consuming part of general practice. The medical practitioner time needed to manage this workload can run to several hours each day even in practices with average practice list sizes. Over recent years consultation rates within general practice have grown steadily. Data regarding general practice consultation rates was last collected in 2008 and at that time the average number of consultations per year was estimated to be 300 million1. Using simple, straight line extrapolation suggests the number could now stand at around 340 million or an increase in demand for appointments of around 13%. In addition, a recent study2 by NHS England found that 12% of patients with a long- standing health condition felt they did not have enough support from local services to help manage their health. In response to this growing demand within general practice, Rycroft Health has developed a service called Prescribing Management.
Prescribing management is a new non-medical prescribing model developed by Rycroft Health to support GP practices in managing the ever growing workload associated with: Managing repeat prescribing Responding to acute prescription requests Safely processing and updating hospital discharge summaries and letters The model utilises the skills of experienced pharmacist prescribers to support practices more efficiently manage their prescribing workload. Prescribing management can be broken down into four main components: Repeat Prescribing Management Acute Prescription Request Management Hospital Discharge Summary and Letter Reconciliation Prescribing and Pharmaceutical Advice The pharmacist prescriber operates within a bespoke protocol designed to meet the operational needs of the practice.
References 1. Q-Research published by HSCIC 1995 - 2008 2. NHS England Improving General Practice | [August 2013/14] Data source/s: 2012/13 GP Patient Survey Results (http://www.gp-patient.co.uk/results/)

Pharmaceutical Industry

We work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry to provide primary care prescribers and practices with funded training events. We work with the industry in line with both ABPI guidelines. Information relating to the ABPI code of practice can be found at http://www.abpi.org.uk.

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Please contact our Prescribing Management Lead for further information Jonathan Cole            jcole@rycroftllp.co.uk

Prescribing

Management

Managing the daily workload of repeat prescriptions and prescription requests is an essential but time consuming part of general practice. The medical practitioner time needed to manage this workload can run to several hours each day even in practices with average practice list sizes. Over recent years consultation rates within general practice have grown steadily. Prescribing management is a new non-medical prescribing model developed by Rycroft Health to support GP practices in managing the ever growing workload. Read on to see how this service could benefit your practice.

Prescribing Management: A

Summary

Prescribing management is a new non-medical prescribing model developed by Rycroft Health to support GP practices in managing the ever growing workload associated with: Managing repeat prescribing Responding to acute prescription requests Safely processing and updating hospital discharge summaries and letters Prescribing management can be broken down into four main components: Repeat Prescribing Management Acute Prescription Request Management Hospital Discharge Summary and Letter Reconciliation Prescribing and Pharmaceutical Advice

Prescribing Management

Managing the daily workload of repeat prescriptions and prescription requests is an essential but time consuming part of general practice. The medical practitioner time needed to manage this workload can run to several hours each day even in practices with average practice list sizes. Over recent years consultation rates within general practice have grown steadily. Data regarding general practice consultation rates was last collected in 2008 and at that time the average number of consultations per year was estimated to be 300 million1. Using simple, straight line extrapolation suggests the number could now stand at around 340 million or an increase in demand for appointments of around 13%. In addition, a recent study2 by NHS England found that 12% of patients with a long- standing health condition felt they did not have enough support from local services to help manage their health. In response to this growing demand within general practice, Rycroft Health has developed a service called Prescribing Management.
Prescribing management is a new non-medical prescribing model developed by Rycroft Health to support GP practices in managing the ever growing workload associated with: Managing repeat prescribing Responding to acute prescription requests Safely processing and updating hospital discharge summaries and letters The model utilises the skills of experienced pharmacist prescribers to support practices more efficiently manage their prescribing workload. Prescribing management can be broken down into four main components: Repeat Prescribing Management Acute Prescription Request Management Hospital Discharge Summary and Letter Reconciliation Prescribing and Pharmaceutical Advice The pharmacist prescriber operates within a bespoke protocol designed to meet the operational needs of the practice.
References 1. Q-Research published by HSCIC 1995 - 2008 2. NHS England Improving General Practice | [August 2013/14] Data source/s: 2012/13 GP Patient Survey Results (http://www.gp- patient.co.uk/results/)
© Rycroft Health 2015

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