Respiratory System

Overview

This report looks at prescribing trends in primary care for the Respiratory System at SICBL and ICB level with particular focus on bronchodilators and corticosteroids. Prescribing data is weighted with QOF registers, and also uses HES data to measure prescribing to outcomes. The report also calculates the potential opportunity cost for respiratory drugs based on the NHS England Right Care indicators.

If you have any queries about the content of the report please contact us at nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net

Frequency

Quarterly

Data Period

October 2020 to September 2023

Growth Contrast Tool

Overview

The growth contrast tool is intended to help ICBs identify important local effects on prescribing costs. The figures are derived by comparing growth in prescribing costs and items in selected SICBLs with what might have happened if national growth patterns had applied. Comparing actual growth with counterfactuals based on national growth patterns should remove the effect of system-wide changes (e.g. price increases, patent expiries, discontinuations, shortages, implementation of national guidance, etc.) & bring local effects into focus.

Data Period

April 2023 to September 2023

Frequency

Quarterly

Drugs for Dementia

Overview

This report looks at prescribing trends in primary care for Drugs for Dementia at SICBL and ICB level with particular focus on low strength antipsychotics. Prescribing data is weighted with QOF registers.

If you have any queries about the content of the report please contact us at nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net

Frequency

Quarterly

Data Period

October 2020 to September 2023

Drugs used in Diabetes

Overview

This report looks at prescribing trends in primary care for Drugs used in Diabetes at SICBL and ICB level with particular focus on insulins, anti-diabetic drugs and diagnostic & monitoring devices. Prescribing data is weighted with QOF registers, and also uses HES data to measure prescribing outcomes.

If you have any queries about the content of the report please contact us at nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net

Frequency

Quarterly

Data Period

October 2020 to September 2023

Antibacterial drugs

Overview

This report looks at prescribing trends in primary care for antibacterial drugs at SICBL and ICB level with particular focus on prescribing volume of antibacterial agents such as cephalosporins, quinolones, macrolides and tetracyclines. Prescribing data is weighted with STAR-PU prescribing measures, and incorporates C. difficile rates and non-medical prescribing.

If you have any queries about the content of the report please contact us at nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net

Frequency

Quarterly

Data Period

October 2020 to September 2023

Monthly Formulary Amendments – September 2023

Monthly Formulary Amendments Documents list any NICE Technology Appraisals, NICE Guidelines, MHRA Drug Safety Updates, and National Patient Safety Alerts published in the previous calendar month which may have an impact on local formularies and guidelines.  This document is for APCs, and formulary committees to ensure formularies remain up to date, and in line with latest NICE guidance and safety information.

This edition covers guidance and alerts published in September 2023.

It includes a suggested formulary position for APCs/formulary committees, together with a summary of any financial/commissioning implications. The purpose of the document is to support consistent decision making by APCs.

This information is produced for use by NHS healthcare professionals and RDTC stakeholders.

Prescribing Update Newsletter – September 2023

Prescribing support newsletters aim to inform readers of work done by the unit and work in progress, to help tailor local work plans and highlight any ‘topical’ issues in prescribing or medicines management.

If you have any suggestions for future topics for the newsletter, then please contact nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net

This month’s edition focuses on our Medicine Value bulletins, the environmental impact of inhaler disposal, and the recent National Patient Safety Alert on the shortage of ADHD medications. It also includes another in the series of “Meet the Team” where you can get to know the people behind the work we do. There is also information on serious shortage protocols, some key medicines availability issues, UK product launches, and the RDTC attendance at the forthcoming Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC) in November.

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Defining the type-2 diabetic population: a first step to understanding the impact of pathway choices

Strategic Insight reports are designed to support strategic objectives and planning by Integrated Care System leaders. The aim of this report is to determine current prescribing patterns and prescribing costs of antidiabetic treatments across the ICBs in the North of England with a particular emphasis on SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 mimetics. This will enable organisations to audit current practices against updated NICE guideline recommendations, and to estimate the financial and resource implications of prescribing SGLT-2s to a wider population.

A forthcoming addendum to this publication will estimate the gap between current prescribing of SGLT-2 inhibitors and the number of people with type 2 diabetes who are estimated to be eligible for treatment. Three versions of this addendum will be published covering the North East and Cumbria, Greater Manchester, and Yorkshire and the Humber regions.

Budget impact of paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspension

The purpose of this bulletin is to highlight the increase in cost of paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspensions since May 2022. It considers the potential savings that could be achieved through cost-effective paracetamol suspension prescribing across the ICSs in the North East & Yorkshire region and Greater Manchester.

Budget impact of emollient bath and shower preparations

The purpose of this bulletin is to promote cost effective prescribing by highlighting the lack of evidence on the efficacy of emollient bath and shower preparations for the management of atopic eczema, in line with updated NICE guidance. It considers the potential savings that could be achieved with reduced prescribing of these products across the ICSs in the North East & Yorkshire region and Greater Manchester.