Medicines education modules

Reducing medicine risk

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This section has four learning modules identifying the most important hazards of (i) antipsychotics, (ii) benzodiazepines, (iii) opioids, and (iv) SSRIs.

They inform on actions that health professionals can take in order to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks. This training modules are for medical, nursing and pharmaceutical professions. It is suitable for those nearing the end of their formal training or those who have recently completed such training. Health professionals who are established in practice will also find the modules a helpful refresher.

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Frequently asked questions

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Answers to some questions about our medicines learning modules—such as who they are for, why we produce them and how they are compiled.
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E-learning for nurses

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An e-learning module has been developed with Nursing Times Learning in close collaboration with the MHRA. The module is free to access after registering at the Nursing Times website: Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs): The Yellow Card reporting Scheme (external link).The learning unit is free and counts for 2 hours CPD credits.
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Pharmacovigilance learning module

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This learning module covers what pharmacovigilance is and how it relates to day-to-day clinical practice. You will understand health professionals’ role in contributing to clinical knowledge on the harms of individual medicines and you will learn how to keep updated on the risks of medicines—so you make good treatment choices.

Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education e-learning package

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The CPPE has developed an e-learning package on adverse drug reactions with MHRA input. The e-learning package can form part of Continuing Professional Development for pharmacists.
Page last modified: 10 December 2013