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How we reduced CCG spend on vitamin D (1 CPD hour)



 

Full CPD module

Learning objectives

This module will offer an example of the way one CCG reviewed prescribing of Specials, including:

  • Reviewing Vitamin D prescribing and guidelines
  • Engaging the local GP and pharmacy workforce in a new prescribing initiative
  • Assessing data and adapting IT systems where prescribing information is only partially recorded

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:

What is your CCG’s prescribing policy for vitamin D? Is it effective?

How much does your CCG spend on specials, and what information do your IT systems provide on cost and variation in specials prescriptions?

How could your CCG develop closer ties with public health, social care and the education system to improve population health in your area?