We have worked with 53 practices to develop a toolkit to support the implementation of serial prescriptions.
Click on the image above to access the Serial Prescription Toolkit.
This resource is for practice managers, administrative staff, GPs and pharmacy teams to support the implementation of safe and effective serial prescriptions.
To support the implementation of the Serial Prescription Toolkit we ran a series of webinars and workshops, the recordings of which you can view on the Serial Prescription Toolkit Webinars and Workshops.
- What is a serial prescription and the benefits
A serial prescription allows for up to 56 weeks of supply of medication and is part of the Medicines: Care and Review service.
The benefits of using serial prescriptions include:
- reducing GP, practice and pharmacy staff workload
- ensures medicines-related activity is dealt with by the right member of the team, at the right time, safely and efficiently
- more convenient for patients
- improving patient access to long-term prescriptions
- reduces unnecessary footfall into the practice, and
- allows community pharmacy to better manage their workload.
- Development of the Serial Prescription Toolkit
In response to COVID-19, we worked closely with our stakeholders to redesign our improvement support offer. As a result we worked with practices across Scotland, with a revised focus on developing resources for the implementation of serial prescriptions.
Collaborative teams tested and developed a range of tools and resources that supports general practice and pharmacy teams to set-up and implement serial prescription services. The Serial Prescription Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide and includes a combination of Medicines: Care and Review (MCR), ihub and locally produced resources.