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SCRIPT- new elearning portfolio supports safer prescribing

Rachel Gowland, 27 May 2021

The new SCRIPT Safety portfolio aims to develop healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills in prescribing practice, therapeutics and provides guidance on medicines management. Carers, non-medical and independent prescribers may also find the elearning useful. The portfolio consists of 19 modules in 3 categories, covering a range of topics and supports the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Medication Without Harm’.

Elearning sessions include, but are not limited to

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Dosing and Calculation
  • Formulation and Administration
  • Management of Pain
  • Medicines Management in Care Homes
  • Paediatric Prescribing
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Prescribing in Older Adults
  • Taking a Safe and Effective Drug History
  • Toxic Tablets

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits of using SCRIPT elearning modules?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.
  • Free to learners with a or address.


How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.


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