Prescribing - achieving value and sustainability - draft guidance: consultation

We are consulting on draft guidance on achieving value and sustainability in prescribing by reducing unwarranted variation across health boards. This includes, items of low and limited clinical value, diabetic sundries, and antimicrobial stewardship.

1. Glossary of Terms

ACB - Anticholinergic Burden Scale

AMR - Anti-Microbial Resistance

ACBS - Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances

BATHE - Bath Additives in the Treatment of Childhood Eczema

BNF - British National Formulary

IR - Immediate Release

MHRA - Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

MR - Modified Release

NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

SAPG - Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group

SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

SMC - Scottish Medicines Consortium

SPS - Specialist Pharmacy Services



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