Clinical Pharmacology and Prescribing - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • British Pharmacological Society

About the Clinical Pharmacology and Prescribing programme

Prescribe provides e-learning materials to help medical students (and students of other healthcare professions) to develop a firm grounding in the principles of clinical pharmacology, which underpin safe and effective prescribing in the NHS. It is being developed by the British Pharmacological Society, a community of over 3,500 scientists that leads the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world, in collaboration with HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

Programme content

Prescribe contains both interactive learning sessions and information designed to support medical students in achieving the relevant knowledge and skills outcomes identified by the General Medical Council in its recommendations on undergraduate medical education contained within Outcomes for Graduates (originally published in Tomorrow’s Doctors 2009). It is intended to complement existing teaching initiatives and is made available free of charge to students registered with UK universities and NHS-affiliated organisations.

Programme background

The learning outcomes set out in Outcomes for Graduates reflect earlier proposals made by the Safe Prescribing Working Group, convened by the Medical Schools Council in 2007 and set out in greater detail within the British Pharmacological Society’s curriculum for medical students.

These competencies include the ability to:

  • establish an accurate drug history
  • plan appropriate therapy for common indications
  • write a safe and legal prescription
  • appraise critically the prescribing of others
  • calculate appropriate doses
  • provide patients with appropriate information
  • access reliable information about medicines
  • detect and report adverse drug reactions

Project Team

  • Simon Maxwell

    Clinical Project Lead for Prescribe
  • Peter Wright

    Peter Wright

    Project Manager, BPS
  • Alison Eggleton

    Senior Editor
  • e-LfH staff - Neha Baj

    Neha Baj

    Content Development Lead, e-LfH
  • Andi Blackmore

    Project Manager, e-LfH
  • e-LfH staff - Paula Casey

    Paula Casey

    Instructional Designer, e-LfH
  • Charlotte Howell

    Instructional Designer, e-LfH

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Clinical Pharmacology and Prescribing Programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

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