Dentistry

eLearning for effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme which improves knowledge of prescribing competency and safety among Foundation Dentists.

Consisting of seven modules covering a range of topics around dental prescribing and commissioned by Health Education England.

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Dentistry

eLearning for effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme which improves knowledge of prescribing competency and safety among Foundation Dentists.

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Introduction

Dentistry SCRIPT is an eLearning programme, which improves knowledge of prescribing competency and safety among Foundation Dentists. Released in 2013, it was the second SCRIPT variant to be created, and is now freely available to foundation dentists in England. It is also suitable as CPD training for qualified dentists through licensed access.

The programme consists of seven modules covering a range of topics around dental prescribing. Each module takes around 30 – 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Like other variants, Dentistry SCRIPT was commissioned by Health Education England (West Midlands team), and developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media Ltd.

Why use SCRIPT?

Safer prescribing

Dentistry SCRIPT ensures dental foundation trainees and qualified dentists are better prepared for prescribing, 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.

Flexibility

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.

Great customer service

The SCRIPT team offer technical and editorial support for both users and educational supervisors.

Quality assured

All modules are authored and regularly reviewed by expert healthcare professionals.

Features

Interactive Content

Compatible with NHS IT systems and mobile platforms

Accessible Modules

Designed to allow for ‘just-in-time’ learning

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Pre and Post-Tests

To help identify learning needs and knowledge acquisition

CPD Certificate

As evidence of completion of each module

Support

Both technical and editorial support for both users and educators

Expert Content

Authored and approved by healthcare professionals

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Up-to-date Modules

Modules are reviewed regularly and updated in line with new guidance and patient safety alerts

Testimonials

“Knowing which details to include and increasing awareness of prescribing for special patient groups.”

Foundation Trainee Dentist

“It has reinforced information and improved my confidence when prescribing.”

Foundation Trainee Dentist

“More aware with general prescribing rules and what is on the DPF, alongside understanding more about adverse interactions.”

Foundation Trainee Dentist

“It has made me think more prior to prescribing about patients' medical histories and how this affects my prescribing.”

Foundation Trainee Dentist

“Increased confidence when prescribing and more aware of ensuring correct prescribing”

Foundation Trainee Dentist

Relevance to Practice

Frameworks

  • Health Education England
    Recommended as a key educational strategy in Health Education England report on ‘Combating antimicrobial resistance’ (2017)
  • Public Health England
    Included as an Education and Training Tool for Dental antimicrobial stewardship toolkit

Awards

  • Patient Safety Awards 2013
    Winner of Improving Safety in Medicine Management category
    (Foundation SCRIPT)
  • Patient Safety Awards 2013
    Finalist in Education and Training category
    (Foundation SCRIPT)
  • BMJ Improving Health Awards 2012
    Finalist: Excellence in Healthcare Education
    (Foundation SCRIPT)

Used across the UK

Free access for all HEE Foundation Dentists in England

Learning Content

7 modules in 2 categories

Safe Prescribing in Dentistry
  • Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Prescription Documentation and the Drug History
  • Special Patient Groups
Therapeutic Groups
  • Management of Infection
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Pain, Ulceration and Inflammation
  • Periprocedural Prescribing