There are many different locations and tools for comparing and analysing prescribing data. In addition to the prescribing data on the East Midlands COPD Dashboard, a number of other sources can be found below
Prescribing Analysis Charts
NNS Prescription Services & the National Prescribing Centre, have produced 'prescribing analysis charts' for eight different therapeutic areas. The link below is for the various maps and charts relating to prescribing trends for respiratory system.
NB. Milton Keynes are in the 'Southern' charts. The remaining PCTS within NHS East Midlands are in the 'Northern' charts.
Information Centre Prescribing Information
There are various tables relating to prescribing available at the Information Centre
National Prescribing Centre QIPP Indicators
A set of prescribing comparators have been developed to support the QIPP medicine use and procurement workstream. The aim of the comparators is to support organisations and prescribers to review the appropriateness of current prescribing, revise prescribing where appropriate and monitor implementation.
Relating to respiratory is 'high dose inhaled corticosteroids in asthma'. As of April 2012, there is currently no prescribing comparator for this topic. However, the development of a suitable comparator continues to be explored.