Prescribing Skills Assessment

The Prescribing Skills Assessment is an online assessment tool for organisations looking to measure and improve prescribing safety and skill. It is derived from the UK Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) and the content can be adapted to suit local education and prescribing practice in different countries. The Prescribing Skills Assessment is now being used by medical schools, pharmacy schools and healthcare institutions all over the world.

  • Developed by experts and quality checked through peer review
  • Covers the same 8 areas of prescribing competency as the UK PSA
  • Automated-marking formative assessments allow results data to be stored for download by the educator
  • Practice assessments allow for instant, data-rich feedback to help students’ understanding
  • Questions suitable from undergraduate to professional level
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere through our online platform
Our customers have reported that our platform is more stable than their other exam platforms, demonstrating better connectivity and increased functionality.
Institutional Customer
Oct 2023

8 Question Item Styles

Access hundreds of questions across 8 distinct question styles, covering all major areas of the clinical practice relevant to prescribers, from prescription review to drug monitoring. The questions mirror the question styles used in the UK Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) and span a range of clinical settings, including General Practice, Paediatrics, Opioids and AMR.

More About This Product

The Prescribing Skills Assessment is a valid and reliable test of prescribing competency, delivered by BPS Assessment in partnership with medical schools and healthcare institutions all over the world.

The Prescribing Skills Assessment is derived from the UK’s national prescribing assessment which all trainee doctors must pass in order to progress in their training. The Prescribing Skills Assessment uses an identical online platform tests the same eight areas of prescribing competency  and is overseen by a team of prescribing experts. The Prescribing Skills Assessment can be used both formatively and summatively.

Yes, the content of the Prescribing Skills Assessment can be tailored to a particular region or medical database, and is already being used all over the world. Please contact us for more information.

Yes, our cloud based platform allows us to deliver exams at a time and place that suits you and your candidates. We offer formative and summative exam events, as well as practice and mock papers. 


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