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Strategies to achieve cost-effective prescribing: guidance for primary care trusts and clinical commissioning groups

This guidance has been produced to assist primary care trusts and clinical commissioning groups in implementing the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) agenda.

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This guidance has been produced to assist primary care trusts and clinical commissioning groups in implementing the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) agenda.

The guidance contains some specific advice (paragraph 7) on the principles to be adopted in framing and administering a prescribing incentive scheme where a PCT decides to use this mechanism to encourage cost-effective prescribing by their GP practices.

This guidance can assist PCTs and clinical commissioning groups in implementing the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) agenda.