November 01, 2018

Pioneering UK learning system adopted by Canadian medics to support medication safety

BPS Assessment is providing vital support to physicians in Canada, with the introduction of its pioneering learning technology aimed at ensuring safer prescribing techniques. The agreement between BPS Assessment, the online learning arm of the British Pharmacological Society, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College), aims to address the risk …

October 12, 2018

Australasian students to sit BPS Assessment prescribing skills pilot

A major prescribing skills assessment pilot is underway in 11 medical schools in Australia and New Zealand, delivered in partnership with BPS Assessment. The project aims to measure the effectiveness and suitability of an assessment based on the UK Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) for final-year medical students. It builds on a 2017 pilot scheme which …

July 30, 2018

New UK-China partnership to deliver prescribing skills training

London, UK & Beijing, China A new prescribing skills partnership has been agreed between BPS Assessment Ltd (BPSA) and a Chinese training charity. BPSA, the assessment and learning business of the British Pharmacological Society, and the Beijing Huatong Guokang Foundation (BHGF), a charity that supports Chinese organisations to organise overseas training, will be delivering a …

May 21, 2018

Accurate Identification

The aim of medicines reconciliation on admission is to ensure that medicines prescribed on admission correspond exactly to those that the patient was taking before admission, or, if not, that variance is due to deliberate medication review rather than an error. Medication review is defined by NICE as ‘a structured, critical examination of a person’s …

May 21, 2018

Taking a Medication History

In 2015 the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued updated guidanceĀ aimed at optimising the use of medicines. There is a section on medicines-related communication systems when patients move from one care setting to another. This covers both the transfer of a patient within an organisation and the transfer between different organisations including …

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