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Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System

Framework Agreement Description 

This Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System Framework provides a compliant route to access a computerised system for increasing the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of prescribing. This is available as a complete off the shelf package. The system provides clear and concise suggestions of more effective, safer or cost effective medicines early in the process when a prescriber has begun to prescribe a medicine that is deemed likely to be a suboptimal choice, taking into account relevant national guidance.

 

Framework Agreement Information

Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System [226KB]

Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System

When does it start?
01 October 2015 until 30 September 2019


Who can take advantage?
All NHS SBS Members and Associate Members

 

What does it cover?
To procure a system for computerised support to increase the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of prescribing in general practices.

Why should I use it?
• NHS WIDE ACCESS
Removes the requirement for NHS organisations to run costly individual procurement exercises, saving significant time and resource for the NHS.
• SPECIALIST LED
A rigorous and robust selection process led by specialist clinical leads. The evaluation panel
comprised of General Practitioners, members of the CCG collaborative Medicines Management Team, clinical IT leads and prescribing and pharmaceutical specialists.
Their expertise and dedicated time to vet responses will benefit the wider NHS over the life of this agreement.
• IMPROVED QUALITY OF OUTPUT
Aims to enhance accuracy, visibility and consistency when prescribing, dispensing or administering medication to deliver enhanced effectiveness and safety of prescribing in practices.

• COMPLIANT ROUTE TO MARKET
Offers NHS Organisations a cost effective and compliant route to market to meet EU Procurement Regulations.
• COST EFFICIENCY
Supports better and more cost-effective prescribing in primary care. The Kings Fund estimates that standardisation of prescribing practices for certain treatments (e.g. low cost statins) could save the NHS more than £200 million per year (2007, NAO).
• VALUE FOR MONEY
Secured value for money for the NHS with controlled maximum prices. Additional savings to be made through efficient and more cost effective prescribing.
• SYNCHRONISED
Providers required to provide a robust support system that fully integrates with TPP SystmOne and EMIS Web, or equivalent.

 

Detailed Service Offering

• Computerised support to increase the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of prescribing and that works well with TPP SystmOne, EMIS Web or equivalent.

• Available as a complete off the shelf package system (COTS) with minimal customisation except for the loading of profiles and associated adjustments.

• Provides clear and concise suggestions of more effective, safer or cost effective medicines early in the process when a prescriber has begun to prescribe a medicine that is deemed likely to be a suboptimal choice, taking into account relevant national guidance.

• Enables prescribers to switch easily to the suggested medicine, at an appropriate dose and frequency if the switch suggestion is accepted.

• Enables efficient management of the profile of switch suggestions and messages displayed, adding and deleting suggestions and messages, deciding whether to switch specific suggestions on or off, and refining the content of messages the system displays to prescribers.

• Allows the switch profile to be updated centrally and remotely for all user practices (i.e. visits to practices not required).

• Generates Reports to include:

     - Net savings or increases of prescribing expenditure
     - Acceptance and rejection rates for individual switch suggestions and for the aggregated total of switch suggestions
     - Rates of prescribing for formulary and non-formulary medicines
     - Reasons for prescribers' rejection of individual switch suggestions where recorded

• Training for the use of the available functionality in Medicines Optimisation available for medicines management teams

• Customer support desk

 

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Supplier Details

 First Databank Europe Limited Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd

 

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Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

For more framework agreements see our  Framework Agreements Portfolio [438KB]

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