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Prescribing rebate and QIPP prescribing schemes 2015/16 (1617098)

Q. Could you please provide me with the details of any prescribing rebate schemes and QIPP prescribing schemes active within your CCG during the financial year 2015/16?  Please answer the questions below:


1. Primary Care Prescribing Rebate Schemes

Name of Scheme Drug(s) covered Companies involved in the scheme
Enteral Feeding Procurement Scheme Oral Nutritional Supplements Nutricia
Prostap DCS agreement for rebate Prostap Takeda


2.  What was the total income for the CCG from rebates during 2015/16?

NHS Calderdale CCG’s total income from rebates in 2015/16 was £188,879.77


3. QIPP Prescribing Schemes

Name of Scheme Drug(s) covered
CCG Medicines Management action plan


  • Seretide 250 Evohaler to Flutiform 250/10 in asthma.
  • Seretide 125 Evohaler to Flutiform 125/25 or Fostair 100/6 in asthma.
  • Seretide 250 Evohaler to Fostair 100/6 in asthma
  • Seretide 250 Evohaler in COPD to Fostair MDI, Relvar Ellipta (DPI), DuoResp Spiromax 320/9 (DPI).
  • Use Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) DPI OR Seebri (glycopyrronium) DPI as an option instead of Spiriva (tiotropium)
  • Use GlucoRx Nexus machines OR Accucheck Active meters as first line choices where testing is indicated for appropriate patients.
  • Normal human insulin first line choice for new patients in line with NICE guidance.
  • Switch patients to the GlucoRx Fine point insulin pen needles.
  • Use alogliptin as 1st choice agent when a gliptin is required.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids Omacor and Maxepa – review.
  • Switch from Quetiapine MR to Biquelle XL.
  • Switch from Galantamine MR to Gatalin XL.
  • Switch from Tramadol MR to Marol MR.
  • Switch from Oxycodone MR to Longtec.
  • Switch from Oxycodone (immediate release) to Shortec.
  • Switch from tolterodine MR to Neditol XL.
  • Prescribe Keppra generically as Levetiracetam
  • Implementation of commissioning statements e.g. stopping prescribing dental products, glucosamine
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