Practices can also find their own quarterly and annual prescribing information and local and national comparators from the HOWIS intranet site using the following link:

 http://howis.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=428&redirect=yes&CFID=1529879&CFTOKEN=33249897

When you get in to the homepage, on the right hand side of the screen, choose the "Prescribing Audit Reports" (PARs) section. Click on this, click again to view on-line, at the bottom of the page you need to log in. Your practice manager should know the username and password.

Here is a suggested template link to PAR to help the analysis of the report for the practice and aid personal development for appraisal. Reflection on the report can be entered as an appraisal entry and the document uploaded as supporting documentation.