Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice programme

The Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice programme provides information about prescribing and providing medicines advice. It is aimed at Public Health England (PHE) personnel who provide advice to prescribers, health care professionals and the public, for example those based in PHE Centres, the PHE National Infection service and occupational health.

It is important to provide guidance about prescribing and providing medicines advice because effective systems and processes can reduce the risk of preventable medicines-related errors.

This programme will help you to describe the importance of accurate prescribing and provision of advice on medicines. It will detail the key parts of the PHE Medicines Management Policy in relation to prescribing and the provision of medicines advice.  The programme will also increase your awareness of the PHE Medication Safety Guidelines. It will increase your understanding of the principles of prescribing and providing medicines advice and enable you to apply the prescribing or advice ‘Checklist’. Finally, it will explain your responsibilities regarding unlicensed medicines and ‘off-label’ use.

The programme consists of two e-learning sessions. The teaching session will take about 20 minutes to complete. As you work through the session you will be asked a number of self-assessment questions which enable you to check your understanding of the key points. The scenario session will further assess your understanding of prescribing and providing medicines advice.

  • Jackie Lamberty

    Jackie Lamberty

    Lead Pharmacist, Medicines Management Services, Medical Director Division, Public Health England
  • Emma Nye

    Emma Nye

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice 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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To view the Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

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