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Alex Drinkall, 13 September 2018
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Professional Capability: 13 Prescribes safely

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and is approved by UKFPO.

Failure to prescribe safely is one of the commonest causes of untoward patient incidents in medical practice. Two case studies underpin and cover in detail how to safely and effectively prescribe a wide range of medicines. Adverse drug effects (ADE), risk management and safe transfusion practice are among the topics covered.


  • Prescription Writing
  • Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 2)
  • Communicating Treatment Risks to Patients
  • Administration Procedure
  • BNF Usage and Other Prescribing Information Sources
  • Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 3)
  • Pain Management
  • Management of Transfused Patient
  • Safe Use of Injectable Medicines (Part 1)
  • Safe Prescribing of Insulin
  • Haemovigilance in the UK and ROI
  • Safe and Appropriate Transfusion Practice
  • Safe Use of Injectable Medicines (Part 2)
  • Adverse Drug Effects
  • Blood Group Serology
  • Red Blood Cells
  • Safe Anticoagulation
  • Safer Medicine Use Through Concordance
  • Requesting Procedure
  • Adverse Effects of Transfusion
  • Safe Prescribing in Renal Impairment
  • Safe Prescription and Risk Management
  • Sampling Procedures
  • VTE Prevention in Secondary Care
  • Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 1)
  • Safe Practice the Doctors Perspective
  • Collection Procedure


Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? Try some of our free elearning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

You can sign in to the elearning with your login supplied by elfh at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

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