Pharmacy SCRIPT is an eLearning programme, which aims to support effective and appropriate prescribing practice. It has been identified as a valuable educational resource for undergraduate and practising pharmacists.
The modules within this programme are an amalgamation of the modules available to prescribers in our Medicine and Surgery, Paediatrics, and General Practice variants. It is important that pharmacists understand what prescribers are taught about prescribing and therapeutics so that they can support colleagues with their development in this area. In addition, this suite of modules offers an excellent opportunity for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Each module takes around 30 – 60 minutes to complete. The modules have been split into four categories (Principles of Prescribing, Therapeutic Groups, Paediatrics and General Practice) so that the most relevant modules can be identified for your sector of practice. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and are regularly reviewed and updated.
Why use SCRIPT?
SCRIPT enhances pharmacists’ knowledge and confidence in supporting prescribing practice to improve patient outcomes.
Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
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.
SCRIPT aligns with guidance on safe prescribing and all modules are authored and regularly reviewed by expert healthcare professionals.
Compatible with NHS IT systems and mobile platforms
Designed to allow for ‘just-in-time’ learning
Pre and Post-Tests
To help identify learning needs and knowledge acquisition
As evidence of completion of each module
Both technical and editorial support for both users and educators
Authored and approved by healthcare professionals
Modules are reviewed regularly and updated in line with new guidance and patient safety alerts
“Really good at consolidating and making NICE guidelines true to case scenarios - therefore easier to remember and learn.”
“It has made me more confident, and more aware of issues to consider when prescribing. It has also helped me recognise what is appropriate in certain situations.”
“It’s helped raised awareness of interactions and considerations for prescribing and identifying drugs that could be continued or discontinued.”
“It has put clinical knowledge into a practical perspective that makes it easier to learn and recall.”
“It's a really good resource and the more we use it the better pharmacists we will be! Certain modules should be considered compulsory.”
Relevance to Practice
- General Medical Council
Aligns with GMC Standards in ‘Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training’ (2015)
- Health Education England
Recommended as a key educational strategy in Health Education England report on ‘Combating antimicrobial resistance’ (2017)
- Patient Safety Awards 2013
Winner of Improving Safety in Medicine Management category
- Patient Safety Awards 2013
Finalist in Education and Training category
- BMJ Improving Health Awards 2012
Finalist: Excellence in Healthcare Education
40 modules in 4 categories
Principles of Prescribing
- Adherence and Concordance
- Adverse Drug Reactions
- Clinical Kinetics
- Dosing and Calculation
- Drug Interactions
- Formulation and Administration
- Fundamentals of Pharmacology
- Medication Errors
- Monitoring Drug Therapy
- Parenteral Poisons
- Prescribing in Infection
- Prescription Documentation
- Root Cause Analysis
- Taking a Safe and Effective Drug History
- Toxic Tablets
- Utilising the BNF(C)
- Dementia Friendly Prescribing
- Diabetic Emergencies
- Drugs of Misuse
- Infection in Secondary Care
- Management of Pain
- Managing Complications of Anticancer Therapy
- Palliative and End-of-Life Care
- Perioperative Prescribing
- Psychiatric Symptom Management in General Hospital Settings
- Acute Coronary Syndrome*
- Asthma and Croup*
- Managing the Medicines Process*
- Meningococcal Disease*
- Prescription Documentation and Shared Care*
*Not currently available
- Developmental Pharmacology
- Practical Prescribing
- Inflammatory Disease