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Toolkit developed to help medical graduates prescribe safely

By News team

Pharmacy and medical academics have produced an e-learning toolkit to help teach foundation year doctors how to prescribe safely.

The initiative, called Standard Computerised Revalidation Instrument for Prescribing and Therapeutics (SCRIPT), contains 40 modules that are being introduced in phases between now and next June.

The first five, devoted to prescription documentation, medication errors, allergy and anaphylaxis, perioperative prescribing and dangerous drugs, were officially launched last week (14 October 2010) but went live at the end of September.

The initiative, funded by the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, involves academics from Aston Pharmacy School, Warwick Medical School and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. The project team also includes key clinical pharmacists and pharmacologists from local trusts to drive the strategic direction, content, and editing of all electronic material.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11032451

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