Open Prescribing.net How to……... Find Cost Savings Opportunities

Below we describe how to identify cost savings opportunities for your CCG or practice on OpenPrescribing.net. These come under the following categories:

  1. Price-per-unit
  2. low-priority items,
  3. Selecting “cost-saving” from our standard measures
  4. ghost-branded generics
  5.  “Custom” savings

1. Price-per-unit (PPU) Tool

What is the issue?

How much could be saved?

How can I identify savings opportunities?

To view a short video demonstrating the instructions below please click here

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Circle size indicates quantity prescribed in latest month. 


2.NHS Low Priority items

What is the issue?

How can I identify savings opportunities?

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3. Selecting “cost-saving” from all standard measures

What is the issue?

How can I identify savings opportunities?

To view a short video demonstrating how to use our measure groupings please click here

1. Click to view all measures...

...then filter the list to only show “cost-saving” measures using our filter:

Or 

2. Select the “Cost Saving” category directly from your dashboard


4. Ghost-branded generics

What is the issue?

How can I identify Potential Savings?

How can these savings be realised?


5. Custom savings