Audits - Miscellaneous

Please select from the following Audits.

Anticholinergic Drug Review

Anticholinergic drugs are recognised as being problematic in frail adults. The elderly are more sensitive to anticholinergic side effects and people with dementia have a high risk of adverse cognitive and psychiatric efects from these drugs. This audit will aid the review process for patients on 2 or more of these drugs.

Anticholinergic Drug ReviewDownload File
(ACR drug audit 2013.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 16/07/2013

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Level C audit

Level C Patients are older patients who have been assessed by a multidisciplinary team as being unable to manage their medicines on their own. These patients have a care package that includes home carers being responsible for ensuring that the patient receives the correct medicine, in the correct way and at the correct time. Level C patients should have a medication chart and recording system in place, with charts being produced either by the hospital at discharge, the community pharmacy or the dispensing GP practice. Charts should be maintained in the community by either pharmacy or Dispensing GPs, with GPs being actively involved in their updating. GP systems need to have a system of highlighting the Level C patients.

Level C  auditDownload File
(Level C Med Man audit.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 12/07/2011

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Repeat prescribing audit data collection form

Does what it says on the tin!

Repeat prescribing audit data collection formDownload File
(Repeat prescribing audit data collection form.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 23/01/2008

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Repeat Prescribing Audit Proforma

Aim: to audit the entire repeat prescribing process within the practice and to allow identification of areas where further work is required, if necessary, to ensure that the practice is maintaining a quality repeat prescribing protocol.

Repeat Prescribing Audit ProformaDownload File
(Repeat prescribing audit proforma.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 23/01/2008

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Repeat Prescribing

This protocol is designed to aid Practices with the maintenance of their repeat prescribing records. Given the magnitude of this task it is intended that it be carried out on an on-going basis.

Specific areas covered by the protocol are:-

Drug Names - Check that names are from the GPass dictionary. Substitute dictionary names for practice added drugs where possible

Strength - Optimise strengths where possible – check notes for contra-indications.

Duplication - Check for duplicated drugs of same name (check this is not to make up strength), check for two drugs of same class/action.

Time Expired - Remove drugs not ordered for 12 months unless seasonal /intermittent medicines see list.

Generic - All drugs to be prescribed generically except specified list of modified release drugs or at practices request.

Directions - Directions on all meds (no “as directed’s”) unless dressings/devices.

Compliance - Check compliance, are repeats requested at logical times – any over or under ordering (particularly drugs liable to abuse)?

Quantities - Synchronise quantities of regular repeats to 28 or 56 day (depending on practice) or nearest pack size.

Unsuitable for repeat - Check for drugs unsuitable for repeat and report numbers to LHP pharmacist for review.

Repeat PrescribingDownload File
(Repeat Prescribing housekeeping.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 05/04/2006

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