Rachel Gowland, Stakeholder Manager for TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning), explains how SCRIPT elearning supports safer prescribing practices.
Designed for training and qualified doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives, general practitioners, pharmacists, ambulance services and non-medical prescribers, the SCRIPT elearning programme strengthens knowledge in prescribing, therapeutics, and medicines management.
What can I expect from the SCRIPT elearning programme?
- Medicine and Surgery modules: designed for undergraduate students, foundation trainees, doctors and non-medical prescribers in hospitals.
- Paediatric modules: for specialist trainees, doctors and non-medical prescribers working in a paediatric setting.
- Nursing modules: for student nurses and qualified nurses and midwives.
- Dentistry modules: for undergraduate students, foundation trainees and qualified dentists in a dental setting.
- Primary Care modules: for GP trainees, qualified GPs and non-medical prescribers in a primary care setting.
- Ambulance Service modules: for paramedics, paramedic technicians and paramedics in training.
- Pharmacy modules: for undergraduate students, foundation trainees and qualified pharmacists in primary and secondary care settings.
- Safety modules: for anyone involved in the prescribing and administration of medicines, including non-medical and independent prescribers.
What are the benefits in using SCRIPT?
- Safer prescribing
SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
- Trusted content
Content in every SCRIPT module is authored and reviewed by a team of expert healthcare professionals, to meet the continuing professional development needs of those working with medicines, and to benefit patient care.
- 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.
- Flexible learning
SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer to modules at any time during their training.
- Ease of use
The elearning modules take approximately 60 minutes to complete and are free to those with an nhs.uk or nhs.net email address.
SCRIPT was created in partnership with NHS England Technology Enhanced Learning, the University of Birmingham and OCB Media.
You can learn more about the elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.