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Dashboards and specifications

BNF Code Changes January 2021

The annual BNF version changes were implemented, with January 2021 dispensing data published in March 2021. Read more about the changes and how it affects our systems and reports.

One Drug Database (ODD) has been implemented

You can read more about the implementation and how this affects our systems and reports.

There are a number of dashboards which are available to all users of ePACT2.


Various dashboards are available:

Antimicrobial stewardship

A dashboard supporting the monitoring of CCG performance in delivering the 'antibiotic quality premium'

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) utilisation dashboard

An ePACT2 dashboard to support local interventions to drive the growth of EPS and eRD use

Evidence-based interventions

To provide CCG's and STP's information on baseline activity figures and estimated activity reduction goals

Medication safety

A set of prescribing indicators developed to reduce medication error and promote safer use of medicines

Medicines optimisation dashboard

A dashboard which brings together a range of data relating to variation in medicines use and prescribing

Medicines optimisation - generic prescribing

Helps prescribers and commissioners to deliver better care value with improved access to relevant data

Medicines optimisation - polypharmacy

Comparators to help CCGs and GP practices understand the variation in prescribing of multiple medicines

Mental health prescribing comparators

Metrics that allow users to identify groups of patients who may need a prescribing review or monitoring.

Over the counter items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

Data in the use of medicines prescribed for conditions where a patient could seek relief from a local pharmacy

Premium-priced generics

To assist in the monitoring of generics prescribed stipulated with a supplier/manufacturer

Respiratory dashboard

A dashboard to highlight variation in prescribing across CCG's in England

Safer management of controlled drugs

To support CD Accountable Officers a number of metrics have been created to view variation of CD prescribing