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NPC legacy site

From 15th May 2012, the team delivering the work of the NPC will form the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre and will sit alongside the Clinical Guidelines team within the Centre for Clinical Practice.

The NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre will continue to produce information to provide support for those using medicines across the NHS, including information on medicines, prescribing advice, training and education, governance and decision-making. However, there will be some changes to the way in which these outputs are produced and published going forward, as part of the overall work delivered by NICE.

As part of NICE, all future Medicines and prescribing outputs will be published on the NICE website and signposted from the Medicines and prescribing home page.

Although no new Medicines and prescribing content will be published to the NPC legacy website, the extensive catalogue of existing publications, resources and e-learning materials will still be available to view and download for as long as the information contained within them remains accurate and up-to-date.

QIPP is a large scale transformational programme for the NHS with national workstreams designed to support the NHS to achieve a number of quality and productivity challenges. The QIPP medicines use and procurement workstream aims to ensure that value for money is further enhanced while quality of care is maintained or improved, by optimising the use of medicines. The NPC has been involved in the development of this workstream and has produced materials to support this. Please click on the links below for more information and to access these materials.

QIPP Key therapeutic topics medicines management options for local consideration, Version 4.2 updated document, April 2012

Prescribing of dressings Guiding principles for improving the systems and processes for the supply and prescribing of wound dressings

An organisational competency framework to ensure the effective delivery of medicines management functions and responsibilities A guide for Commissioning Consortia Boards, June 2011

Delivering Prescribing, Medicines Management and Pharmacy: An Organisational Competency Framework and Key Functions Checklist , Working document, October 2010