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New set of prescribing comparators developed

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NHS Information Centre and NHS Prescription Services have developed a set of 14 QIPP comparators.

To help the NHS monitor prescribing of the key therapeutic topics, the NPC, NHS Information Centre and NHS Prescription Services of the NHS Business Services Authority have developed a set of 14 QIPP comparators.

The comparators cover 10 of the 13 key therapeutic topics and aim to support organisations and prescribers to review the appropriateness of current prescribing, revise it where appropriate and monitor implementation.

The comparators are not intended to be used as targets or performance tables but rather highlight variation and support local discussion and decisions regarding QIPP.