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Controlling your prescribing spend (1 CPD hour)

Dr John Hughes explains how practices can reduce the cost of medicines without any adverse impact on patient care


Full CPD module


This module will offer ten tips for ways that you could reduce the cost and volume of scripts in your practice.

After reading these articles you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credit. Below are some suggested questions to reflect on as you work through the module:

  1. Which of these suggestions were new to you and would reduce the cost and time spent on scripts?
  2. What are your main targets for the next year in terms of reducing the time and cost of prescribing in your patients’ prescriptions?
  3. How could your practice develop closer ties with the local CCG, and how will you make the most of opportunities to engage with their prescribing work?

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