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PINCER is an audit software package which helps GP practices review their patient caseloads and highlight patients who may be at risk of prescribing errors. We are working to increase the number of practices who use PINCER and make prescribing safer for patients.
The University of Nottingham developed the PINCER audit software as part of the PRIMIS suite of audit tools. PINCER is an audit tool that searches the GP Practice computer system and identifies patients who are being prescribed medicines that are commonly and consistently associated with medication errors.
This enables action to be taken to reduce the risk of these errors occurring. The University undertook a study to see what effect using PINCER had on Patient safety and found that it was effective in reducing the range of clinically important and common medication errors in General Practice when combined with a pharmacist to undertake the patient reviews. They have since developed PINCER 3 with the help of a Health Foundation grant. This will be available in 2018.
With the help of the PRIMIS team and Boehringer Ingelheim we have run several training events, for over 150 people and have a facilitator, Chris Brown, who is helping support practices and CCGs with the implementation and management of this tool.
Our recent Wessex PINCER Workshop was very well received and we are planning further training events.
PINCER and PRIMIS information and help-1470242212.docx
PRIMIS Making Clinical Data Work (Lauren Fensome)
PINCER in Wessex (Clare Howard)
How was it for Wessex? Identifying Issues (Chris Brown)