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Help with primary care network Directed Enhanced Service medicine reviews: polypharmacy comparators

The NHS BSA Polypharmacy Prescribing Comparators can help primary care networks (PCNs) with the Structured Medication and Medicines Optimisation Service Specification.

Developed by a group of GPs and pharmacists in Wessex, working with Wessex AHSN and NHS BSA analysts, the award-winning comparators help practices and PCNs prioritise which of their patients may be at greatest risk of harm from problematic polypharmacy.

The comparators show practices and PCNs how many patients they have on eight or more, 10 or more, 15 or more, and 20 or more, medicines. They also identify patients taking a combination of medicines known to increase risk of harm.