Prescribing errors are common in general practice, occurring in around one in 20 prescriptions. This course looks at the principles which inform good prescribing and details the more common reasons for prescribing errors. Through the use of case studies, it covers the principles of choosing the right dose and timing for medications, common interactions, how to provide clear dosing instructions and how to maximise the effectiveness of a medication review.
Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Royal College of Physicians. You will be taken to the RCGP Learning website where you will need to register in order to access the learning (it is free to all UK healthcare professionals). Please be aware that CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
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. You may be taken to another website to complete this programme.
On your tablet device: To access this programme on a mobile device or tablet you may need to download the free Articulate app or you can access this programme through your web browser. If you access this programme on a device with a smaller screen, functionality may be reduced.