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About Compass

COMPASS is a prescribing information system developed to provide GPs with feedback on their prescribing (COMPASS Prescribing Report). This is supplemented with evidence based advice on the use of medicines which is provided to GPs and pharmacists (COMPASS Therapeutics Notes).

COMPASS Therapeutic Notes can now play a part in the continuing professional development of General Practitioners and Pharmacists in Northern Ireland. Each COMPASS Therapeutic Notes bulletin that is issued from January 2003 will constitute two hours of professional development time.

Contact Us

Should you have any queries regarding COMPASS, contact details are given below.

Mrs Michelle O'Prey (Prescribing Information Pharmacist)

Dr Therese Rafferty (Prescribing Information Analyst)

Mrs Linda Hamilton (Project Support Officer)

e-mail address

Telephone No. 0289536 3801


To view all COMPASS Therapeutic Notes please click on the contents section of this page.