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SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices in hospitals

Rachel Gowland, 23 December 2021

The Medicine and Surgery SCRIPT elearning programme aims to improve knowledge of prescribing and medicines safety in the hospital setting. Originally developed for Foundation trainee doctors, it is now freely available to anyone with an or email address.

Medicine and Surgery SCRIPT comprises 50 modules in 7 categories. Module categories include:

  • Principles of Prescribing
  • Prescribing in Medical Emergencies
  • Managing the Risks of Prescribing
  • Prescribing in Special Circumstances
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Clinical Governance
  • Advanced Prescribing

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.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances prescribing and therapeutics knowledge among prescribers, therefore improving patient safety
  • 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.
  • 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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