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e-learning

Adverse drug reactions Part 2 - Reporting adverse drug reactions


  • Released: 02/2012
  • Reviewed: 10/2018
  • Study time: 2h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This e-learning programme has been designed to develop your confidence in reporting adverse drug reactions.

This programme is Part 2 of a three-part series that will help you develop your patient safety role by increasing your understanding of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), their identification, reporting and prevention.

A range of case studies is available in Adverse drug reactions Part 3. The case studies appear as a 'video wall', providing patient scenarios in both hospital and community practice.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE). Users should recognise that this programme may refer to Welsh policies and organisations. CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • explain the importance of adverse drug reaction reporting
  • summarise the process that led to the introduction of medicines regulation in the UK
  • explain how the Yellow Card Scheme works
  • differentiate between serious and non-serious ADRs and identify when completion of a Yellow Card is recommended by the MHRA
  • complete a Yellow Card
  • understand the pathway of a Yellow Card following submission to the MHRA
  • list the potential safety actions that the MHRA can take following an ADR report.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can access this e-learning programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants