- 10 tips for safer prescribing.pdf 462,60 kb
- analgesia prescribing rationale.doc 537,09 kb
- antibiotic coping strategies.pdf 26,43 kb
- antibiotic prescribing by PACE bradford.pdf 158,79 kb
- antibiotic prescribing.doc 31,23 kb
- computerised prescribing.doc 28,67 kb
- coping with drug side effects.rtf 62,99 kb
- high risk medications for causing errors.pdf 52,36 kb
- medication review framework – detailed.pdf 174,67 kb
- medication review framework – simple1.pdf 180,42 kb
- medication review framework – simple2.pdf 134,67 kb
- medication safety.pdf 904,63 kb
- medications that are high risk for causing errors.pdf 52,36 kb
- mrcgp – prescribing errors and suboptimal prescribing – the PRACtICe study and 100 prescription study.docx 53,56 kb
- nurse prescribing.doc 35,84 kb
- phamaceutical companies – how tainted is medicine.doc 37,89 kb
- pharmaceutical companies and the media.ppt 5,57 MB
- pharmaceuticals industry (with slide notes).ppt 158,72 kb
- population vs personal medicine – a story after candide.doc 34,30 kb
- practical prescribing – good guidelines.doc 57,86 kb
- practical prescribing – medication reviews and repeats.pdf 171,23 kb
- practical prescribing – prescription queries.doc 35,33 kb
- practical prescribing – repeats acutes dossets.doc 49,66 kb
- practice formularies.pdf 26,80 kb
- prescribing abbreviations and symbols that cause errors.pdf 75,17 kb
- prescribing book – chapter 0.pdf 36,26 kb
- prescribing book – chapter 1.pdf 88,97 kb
- prescribing book – chapter 2.pdf 321,58 kb
- prescribing book – chapter 3.pdf 182,92 kb
- prescribing book – chapter 4.pdf 108,71 kb
- prescribing book – chapter 5.pdf 202,12 kb
- prescribing in children.pdf 392,21 kb
- prescribing tutorial on 2 sides of A4 (TEACHING RESOURCE).doc 32,77 kb
- prescription charges – who pays who doesnt.doc 41,47 kb
- prescription writing exercise (TEACHING RESOURCE).doc 33,79 kb
- mrcgp – prescribing analysis reflection form – trainee.docx
- mrcgp – prescribing analysis assessment form – trainer.docx
- mrcgp – prescribing assessment process.docx
- mrcgp – prescribing errors and suboptimal prescribing – the PRACtICe study and 100 prescription study.docx
Why is prescribing so important?
Prescribing is an integral part of a General Practitioner’s work and several high profile cases have been published when qualified doctors have made catastrophic errors. Because there are a large number of patient deaths relating to medication errors. The only way this will improve is if we start regularly reviewing and analysing our prescribing habits. The best way of looking at an identified need is to pause and reflect on what we are doing rather than bury our heads and just continuing as we are. Would you agree?
We know GP trainees appear to assessed left-right-and centre. But this is another important area where we can better ourselves. Qualified GPs and their practices are often asked to look at their prescribing habits in some way or another and we feel therefore trainees should too.
So, it's an official MRCGP assessment?
Yes. All trainees who start ST3 in August 2019 will need to complete a prescribing assessment by 31 January 2020. It can replace 2 Case Based Discussions in the ST3 year – so the total CBDs required in ST3 will be 10 not 12! All other trainees are, of course, welcome to use the assessment as appropriate to their learning needs.
There is no set standard as it is designed as a learning exercise; however if no errors are highlighted and if no learning is identified this would raise concerns, as to date this has never been the case.
How will it work?
For the official MRCGP prescribing tools and supporting documents to help you, see the resource items under the QUICKLINKS section at the top of the page. They are reproduced below for your convenience.