Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Audits

The word audit is of Latin derivation and means ‘hearing’. It dates back to biblical times when it was customary for a landowner to ask his steward to give an account of the way in which his property was being put to use.

Audit is about taking note of what we do, learning from it and changing if necessary. Using an audit cycle, we can identify opportunities for improvement in patient care and the actions required to realise them. Audits can be used alongside clinical guidelines to help make the transition towards evidence based medicine.

By producing a package of audits we can ensure equity of information gathering across the region. The results from these audits are designed to support prescribing initiatives and ensure that we are prescribing cost-effectively thus maximising the health benefit to be gained by patients.

The audits available on this web-site are designed for use in Dumfries and Galloway Health Board and can be downloaded from here.

Self Blood Glucose Testing - Jan 2021

Rationalisation & Formulary Review Level 1

29 Jan 21

Switch Review Protocol for Symbicort and DuoResp Spiromax to Fobumix

Asthma review of combination ICS/LABA breath actuated dry powder inhalers to ensure that patient is well controlled and using the most cost effective inhaler .

5 Jan 21

NacSys ® Audit (acetylcysteine)

This audit reviews the use of mucolytics and proposes a change to Nacsys if cost-effective and appropriate.

13 May 20

Naproxen Review December 2019

NHS Dumfries and Galloway prescribing support team is reviewing all patients currently receiving naproxen for all licensed indications as listed below due to increased tariff costs.

15 Jan 20