Safe Prescribing - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

About the Safe Prescribing programme

Safe Prescribing is an e-learning course developed to support doctors throughout their Foundation training to become expert prescribers.

The content reflects the core curriculum for principles of safe prescribing. It has been designed to raise awareness of aspects of prescribing which are prone to error and to give doctors basic information about how to write safe prescriptions.

More information

The sessions of e-learning within Safe Prescribing cover the following subjects:

  • Prescription Writing
  • BNF Usage and Other Prescribing Information Sources
  • Safe Use of Injectable Medicines (Part 1)
  • Safe Use of Injectable Medicines (Part 2)
  • Safe Anticoagulation
  • Safe Prescribing in Renal Impairment
  • Safe Prescribing of Insulin
  • Adverse Drug Events
  • Safer Medicine Use Through Concordance
  • Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 1)
  • Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 2)
  • Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 3)

Successful completion of all sessions will generate a certificate of prescribing competency which can be added to the trainee’s portfolio.

Executive Team

  • Profile picture of programme director Martin Sinclair

    Martin Sinclair

    Project Clinical Lead, Foundation
  • Edmund Neville

    Edmund Neville

    Project Clinical Lead, Foundation
  • Alastair Henderson

    Alastair Henderson

    Chief Executive, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • e-LfH staff - Jen Van Iwaarden

    Jen van Iwaarden

    Project Manager/Lead Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare

Project Team

  • Ed Neville

    Ed Neville

    Clinical Project Lead
  • e-LfH staff - Jen Van Iwaarden

    Jen Van Iwaarden

    Lead Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare

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 Safe 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.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Safe Prescribing programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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