OptimiseRx® prescribing support software is available to all practices in North Kirklees CCG. The aim of OptimiseRx® is to reduce medicines expenditure whilst promoting cost effective, high quality prescribing.

OptimiseRx® is fully integrated with the patient record in both SystmOne and EMIS Web and takes into account an individual patient’s medical history. It enables a ‘pop up’ message to appear on screen at the point of prescribing, delivering patient specific best practice, safety and cost saving messages. Alternative suggestions are pre-screened for drug-drug interactions, contraindications and patient sensitivities as per the coded entries in the patient record.

The profile of messages displayed is managed by the medicines management team and is regularly reviewed and updated.