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SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices by healthcare professionals

Rachel Gowland, 4 January 2022

Launched in 2010 by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media, SCRIPT was commissioned by Health Education England to provide an elearning programme to healthcare students and professionals, with the aim of improving knowledge in prescribing and therapeutics.

Who is it for?

The elearning programmes are designed for foundation doctors and dentists, paediatric trainees, nurses, general practitioners, pharmacists and other non-medical prescribers. The programmes are also appropriate for undergraduate medical, pharmacy and nursing students.

About the SCRIPT elearning programme

Covering a wide range of therapeutic topics, SCRIPT modules take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed on a regular basis, to meet the continuing professional development needs of those working with medicines and to benefit patient care.

How will SCRIPT elearning benefit you?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT will enhance your prescribing and therapeutics knowledge, therefore improving patient safety
  • Professional development
    You will receive a certificate for each module that you complete, which can be used in your online learning portfolio.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easy to use. You can access the modules at a time which suits you and revisit them after completion.
  • SCRIPT elearning is free to those with a or address.

SCRIPT elearning resources align to guidance produced by the General Medical Council on good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices.

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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