Review Of Current Practice

Discussion: current practice

  • Are your knowledge and skills on the evidence for management of insomnia up-to-date? 
  • How often do you see patients with insomnia, either primary insomnia (i.e. with no associated cause) or comorbid insomnia (where this is linked to anxiety, depression or another psychological or physical condition)? 
  • How do you and others in your practice assess and treat insomnia? 
  • How often are sleeping tablets prescribed in your practice? 
  • How does your prescribing of hypnotics (hypnotic benzodiazepines and z-drugs) compare with other practices in your primary care commissioning group, your region or nationally? 
  • How many patients are on repeat prescriptions for hypnotics in your practice?