PaediatriceLearning for effective and appropriate prescribing practice
An eLearning programme which aims to improve prescribing competency and safety among specialist paediatric trainees.
It is now being used by all Paediatric Schools in England.
Paediatric SCRIPT is an eLearning programme, which aims to improve prescribing competency and safety among specialist paediatric trainees. It is now being used by all Paediatric Schools in England.
Launched in 2016, Paediatric SCRIPT was created by a group of paediatric trainees who had used SCRIPT during their Foundation training and felt a similar resource was required for paediatric prescribing, as studies showed that the incidence of prescribing errors in paediatric in-patients is around 13%. The development of the programme was led by junior doctors, working together with the SCRIPT team at the University of Birmingham, OCB Media Ltd, and Health Education England.
Each module takes around 30 – 60 minutes to complete. All course materials are based on the RCPCH curriculum. They have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and are regularly reviewed and updated.
Why use SCRIPT?
SCRIPT enhances paediatric trainees’ knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety.
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 GMC guidance on safe prescribing and all modules are authored and regularly reviewed by expert healthcare professionals.
Pre and Post-Tests
“It has made me more aware of interactions between various drugs and how you should be more aware and uninterrupted whilst prescribing.”
“Makes me think logically before any prescriptions.”
“I am a neonatal Grid Trainee, so the neonatal section was of most import; however, we do prescribe for all types of conditions so all the modules have helped in some way.”
“It has made me go back and use the BNFc more, which has made me a safer prescriber.”
Relevance to Practice
- 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
Used across the UK
by Paediatric Schools in the following regions…
- East Midlands (North & South)
- East of England
- Kent, Surrey and Sussex
- North East (Northern)
- North West (North Western and Mersey)
- Thames Valley (Oxford)
- South West (Severn and Peninsula)
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire and the Humber
- London (All LETBs)
25 modules in 5 categories
Principles of Prescribing in Paediatrics
- Utilising the BNFC
- Developmental Pharmacology
- Practical Prescribing
- General Surgery and Burns
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Malignancy and Haematology
- Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Paediatric Emergencies
- Immunity and Infection*
- Acutely Unwell Child
*Not currently available
- Cannabis-Based Products for Medicinal Use*
- Endocrine (1)
- Endocrine (2)
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Inflammatory Disease
- Renal Disease
- *Not currently available