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Safe prescribing: Foundation elearning programme update (August 2022)

Kieron Bradshaw, 1 August 2022

Welcome to your August 2022 update about the Foundation elearning programme.

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 the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

Failure to prescribe safely is one of the commonest causes of untoward patient incidents in medical practice.

Sessions from the Foundation elearning programme listed below cover areas in your curriculum on:

  • FPC 1: Clinical Assessment
  • FPC 2: Clinical Prioritisation
  • FPC 3: Holistic Planning
  • FPC 4: Communication and Care
  • FPC 5: Continuity of Care Specific Areas of Core Learning High Risk Prescribing Patient Safety

Safe prescribing elearning sessions:

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:

Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 1):

Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 2):

Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Part 3):

Safe Prescribing of Insulin:

Adverse Drug Effects:

Safer Medicine Use Through Concordance:

The Foundation programme has a range of other sessions that might help you. Please log in to the programme page to view more.

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training:

HORUS and TURAS have deep links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easier to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

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