A small working group led by Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) developed a set of valuable prescribing comparators as part of the efforts to address polypharmacy. The group comprised members of North East and North Cumbria AHSN, the NHSBSA, NHS Digital, local GPs, pharmacists, prescribing analysts and clinical specialists. These comparators will help CCGs and GP practices understand the variation in prescribing of multiple medicines. They will also help to identify patients who are more likely to be exposed to the risks that can be associated with taking large numbers of medicines or certain combinations of medicines.
You can find further information and resources linked to Wessex AHSN's programme of polypharmacy work on the Wessex AHSN website.