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CG150 Headaches: academic detailing aid

NICE academic detailing aids (ADAs) are for use by experienced prescribing and medicines management personnel to support discussions with prescribers on key prescribing and medicines optimisation messages. NICE has currently produced ADAs to support the implementation of NICE guidance and to support the QIPP medicines use and procurement workstream.

This ADA accompanies the NICE clinical guideline ‘Headaches‘. It aims to support discussions with prescribers on one of the key priorities for implementation: the recommendation that combination therapy with a triptan and an NSAID or paracetamol should be used for the first-line treatment of acute migraine, which is a significant change from current practice. Before using the ADA, prescribers and medicines managers should familiarise themselves with the content of the guideline. This academic detailing aid forms part of a package of implementation tools developed to help users put the guideline into practice.

The principles that support the use of academic detailing to improve clinical decision-making, including reducing inappropriate prescribing as well as unnecessary healthcare expenditure, have been documented widely (Soumerai and Avorn 1990 and National Audit Office 2007).

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This page was last updated: 17 September 2012

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