This SICBL report is a locality level subsection of the Medicines Optimisation Opportunities Dashboard. It looks at prescribing trends for items and cost, for those items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care, now termed Low priority prescribing. The NHSE ‘Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care’ guidance was originally published in Nov 2017, but has since been updated in 2023. The items and targets presented here reflect the latest guidance update, although a baseline of 2017 is additionally included to demonstrate progress already achieved in this area. ICB, regional and England level data is also included.
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October 2021 to September 2023