Prescribing Simulator - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • British Pharmacological Society
  • Health Education England

About the Prescribing Simulator

The British Pharmacological Society and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) are proud to present the Prescribing Simulator.

The Prescribing Simulator is a formative assessment tool for all prescribers to develop their prescribing skills at any time or place. Users are presented with clinical scenarios in a hospital setting that require a medicine to be prescribed using an electronic prescription form. The prescription is then automatically scored, and feedback is provided to guide the user as to where improvements can be made.

After logging into the simulator users can select a test based on either clinical setting, therapeutic area or even patient age. Selecting the test allows a particular strength or weakness to be targeted to areas of personal improvement. Alternatively, users can access pre-prepared assessments for a variety of lengths and topics to test their general knowledge.

More information

The Prescribing Simulator is a formative assessment tool for all prescribers. Whilst the scenarios are written in a hospital setting the cases are still relevant to general practitioners, pharmacists and other prescribing groups.

  • Gastrointestinal diseases (GIT)
  • Cardiovascular diseases (CVS)
  • Respiratory disease (RESP)
  • Neurological disease (NEURO)
  • Psychiatric disease (PSYCH)
  • Infectious disease (ID)
  • Endocrinological and metabolic disease (ENDO)
  • Dermatological disease (DERM)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat disorders (ENT)

After logging into the simulator users can select tests based on clinical setting or therapeutic area to complete targeted development based on the following areas:

  • Ophthalmological disease (EYE)
  • Haematological disease (HAEM)
  • Oncology and palliative medicine (ONC)
  • Rheumatological disease (RHEUM)
  • Renal diseases (RENAL)
  • Urological disorders (UROL)
  • Surgical diseases (SURG)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G)

Meet the team

  • Simon Maxwell – Medical Director of the Prescribing Simulator
  • Jodie Gwenter – Senior Author
  • Alison Eggleton – Author
  • Vincent Yip – Author
  • Dagan Lonsdale – Author
  • Chris Cammack – Platform Team Lead, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alex Drinkall – Stakeholder Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Martin Sinclair – Programme Lead, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Peter Wright – IT Support, British Pharmacological Society
  • Lee Page – Project Lead, British Pharmacological Society
  • Ruth Meyer – Project Developer, British Pharmacological Society
  • Frankie O’Brien – Design and Development, iflourish
  • Rob Lenihan – Design and Development, iflourish
  • Ian Robinson – Design and Development, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access Prescribing Simulator, 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 Prescribing Simulator by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the application. You can then access the Prescribing Simulator immediately in the My e-Learning section.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies