eLearning to support effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme for undergraduate, Foundation and newly qualified pharmacists, NHS and community pharmacists to facilitate the steps to becoming prescriber ready.

Consisting of 59 modules, each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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Foundation and Newly Qualified Pharmacist

eLearning to support effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme for undergraduate and Foundation pharmacists.

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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), which is essential in the process to becoming prescriber ready.

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?

Safer prescribing

SCRIPT enhances pharmacists’ knowledge and confidence in supporting prescribing practice to improve patient outcomes.

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.


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

SCRIPT aligns with guidance on safe prescribing and all modules are authored and regularly reviewed by expert healthcare professionals.


Interactive Content

Compatible with NHS IT systems and mobile platforms

Accessible Modules

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

Pre and Post-Tests

To help identify learning needs and knowledge acquisition

CPD Certificate

As evidence of completion of each module


Both technical and editorial support for both users and educators

Expert Content

Authored and approved by healthcare professionals

Up-to-date Modules

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.”

Pharmacy student

“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.”

Pharmacy student

“It’s helped raised awareness of interactions and considerations for prescribing and identifying drugs that could be continued or discontinued.”

Pharmacy student

“It has put clinical knowledge into a practical perspective that makes it easier to learn and recall.”

Pharmacy student

“It's a really good resource and the more we use it the better pharmacists we will be! Certain modules should be considered compulsory.”

Pharmacy student

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
    (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)

Learning Content

58 modules in 11 categories

Principles of Prescribing
  • Adherence and Concordance
  • Clinical Kinetics
  • Dosing and Calculation
  • Formulation and Administration
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Prescribing in Infection
  • Prescription Documentation
  • Taking a Safe and Effective Drug History
  • Utilising the BNF(C)
Managing The Risks of Prescribing (Secondary Care Focus)
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Medication Errors
  • Monitoring Drug Therapy
  • Parenteral Poisons
  • Toxic Tablets
Therapeutic Groups (Secondary Care Focus)
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Psychiatric Symptom Management in General Hospital Settings
  • Anticoagulation
  • Infection in Secondary Care
  • Management of Pain
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • Epilepsy
  • Drugs of Misuse
  • Rheumatology
Advanced Prescribing (Secondary Care Focus)
  • Interface and Team Prescribing
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Managing Complications of Anticancer Therapies
Therapeutic Groups (Primary Care Focus)
  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
Principles of Medicines Management
  • UK Medicines Policy
  • Formulation and Administration
Prescribing In Medical Emergencies (Secondary Care Focus)
  • Drug Allergy and Anaphylaxis
  • Poisoning
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Fluids
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Sepsis in Hospital
Prescribing in Special Circumstances (Secondary Care Focus)
  • Perioperative Prescribing
  • Prescribing in Hepatic Dysfunction
  • Prescribing in Renal Dysfunction
  • Prescribing in Older Adults
  • Prescribing in Pregnancy
  • Prescribing in Breastfeeding
  • Paediatric Prescribing
  • Dementia Friendly Prescribing
Clinical Governance
  • Rational Drug Choice
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Ethics and Consent
Prescribing In Medical Emergencies (Primary Care Focus)
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma & Croup
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Seizures
Prescribing In Special Circumstances (Primary Care Focus)
  • Dementia Friendly Prescribing
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding