Primary Care

eLearning for effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme aiming to improve therapeutics knowledge among primary care staff.

The programme consists of modules covering a range of therapeutic topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety.

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Primary Care

eLearning for effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme aiming to improve prescribing competency and safety among General Practitioners

Free with an NHS.uk or NHS.net address.
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Introduction

Primary Care SCRIPT is an eLearning programme, which aims to improve prescribing competency and safety among General Practitioners and GP trainees and other prescribing staff working in the primary care setting.

In 2010, the GMC’s PRACtICE study, which investigated prescribing and monitoring errors in general practice, found that 1 in 20 prescription items contained either a prescribing or monitoring error, affecting 1 in 8 patients. Primary Care SCRIPT was commissioned by Health Education England and is being developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media Ltd.

Primary Care SCRIPT consists of modules covering a range of therapeutic topics and aligns with GMC guidance on safe prescribing. Each module takes around 30 – 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and will be regularly reviewed and updated.

Why use SCRIPT?

Safer prescribing

SCRIPT enhances GP’s knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, 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

SCRIPT aligns with GMC guidance on safe prescribing and has been accredited by the RCGP.

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

"It’s made me a better doctor."

Foundation Doctor

"Particularly like the ‘bath tub’ analogy used to illustrate actions of ACE inhibitors on the kidney, revolutionised my understanding!"

Foundation Doctor

After doing one module, I realised I had made an error in converting a dose of lithium from tablets to liquid. I was able to contact the patient and correct the error.

Foundation Doctor

“I did NOT know you should reduce the dose of paracetamol for an adult weighing less than 50kg!”

Foundation Doctor

“I am very impressed that the feedback was taken on board so quickly; this is in keeping with my experience of SCRIPT as an excellent learning resource!”

Foundation Doctor

Relevance to Practice

Frameworks

  • Health Education England
    Recommended as a key educational strategy in Health Education England report on ‘Combating antimicrobial resistance’ (2017)

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)

Learning Content

24 modules in 4 categories – coming soon!

Principles of Prescribing
  • Adherence and Concordance
  • Managing the Medicines process
  • Managing the Risks of Prescribing
  • Prescription Documentation and Shared Care
  • Prescribing in Infection
  • Utilising the BNF(C)
  • The Prescribing Landscape
Therapeutic Groups
  • Gastrointestinal medicine
  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Pain Management and End-of-Life Care
Prescribing in Medical Emergencies
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma and Croup
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Seizures
  • Sepsis
Prescribing in Special Circumstances
  • Dementia Friendly Prescribing
  • Developmental Pharmacology in Paediatrics
  • Practical Prescribing in Paediatrics
  • Renal and Hepatic
  • Older Adults
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding