Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU)

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  • The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) is a computer programme that uses data from GP IT systems with a focus on repeat prescribing and other clinical areas including respiratory prescribing.
  • It generates a suite of standardised reports to facilitate targeted medicines management activity. The reports populate an interactive dashboard using prescription items issued by an individual practice.
  • STU works alongside the clinical system to provide direct access to the individual patient clinical record for ease of use to make changes if required.
  • STU is licensed by the Effective Prescribing & Therapeutics Division at the Scottish Government and is available to practices throughout Scotland free of charge.
  • The Pharmacy Team within GP practices are using this programme already and will assist any interested clinicians. Information can be found here.
  • STU searches will support the prescribing indicators discussed in this document to allow identification of patients for review.
  • The screenshots below show how the searches look within STU. Screenshots are taken from test system with no real patient details displayed.