A statistical value which illustrates the likliehood of results occuring by chance alone. A p value of 0.05 means that there is less than a 1 in 20 chance that the result occured by chance.
A broad-based approach to assessing NHS performance in six areas: health improvement, fair access, effective delivery of appropriate health care, efficiency, patient and carer experience and health outcomes of NHS care.
Patient Group Direction
Systems and arrangements designed to detect and quantify adverse drug reactions after a medicine has been marketed, to inform prescribers and patients of possible risks.
A substance which has no known medicinal properties. It is usually made identical in appearance to an active medicine for use in placebo controlled trials.
Pan irregular, disc shaped element in the blood that assists in blood clotting.
Personal Medical Services
Patients’ Own Drugs
Prescription Pricing Authority
Proton Pump Inhibitor
Are used to show how prescribing performance for a Health Board or GP practice compares with other organisations, national averages or themselves, over a period of time.
The number of people who can be identified with a disease or condition at any given time in a given population.
Prescribing Information System for Scotland
Prescribing rationally with decision support in general practice study.
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
Prescribing Support Team
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Strategic Group (Drug & Therapeutics Group)