Safety and Quality: Prescribing
You are required to provide evidence that your prescribing is effective and efficient, that you reflect on the different types of information available to you concerning prescribing, and make appropriate changes.
Good prescribing practice has been defined as:
You may choose to submit evidence of one or more of the following types:
Your analysis needs to clearly demonstrate that you have considered current prescribing practice, and taken steps to change it if necessary.
Care should be taken to ensure that all aspects of the situation are considered. For instance, it would not be sufficient to present a significant event in which a drug was not available when needed, and conclude that you now keep it. You could, however, revise or develop a system for ensuring that all emergency drug requirements are reviewed, and all required drugs are available and in-date, in your situation.
The following pages will take you through some suggestions for gathering supporting information in this category. You can also find worked examples in the Examples section.
This page was last updated on: 15/05/2015
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