What we offer

BPS Assessment have developed a range of products and services to support improvement in prescribing practice and reduce the risks of medication error.

The Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) is a cloud based knowledge platform offering a flexible learning and assessment environment for organisations looking to measure and improve prescribing safety and skill. With question items written by expert pharmacologists, pharmacists and clinicians, PSA offers an unparalleled ability to test the knowledge and skills of prescribers from trainees to seasoned consultants.

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Assessment styles have been developed to suit a range of learning scenarios.

Our practice assessments provide answers and feedback for the candidate on demand and allow for multiple retries. With our formative assessments, once the candidate completes the test, answer data is stored for download by the educator. Feedback can be withheld and released at the time of choosing. Summative assessments are sat in exam conditions with strict security around the questions and where the feedback is never released.

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The British Pharmacological Society and MSC Assessment work together to deliver the Prescribing Safety Assessment in the UK. Recognised throughout the world as a reliable indicator of prescribing competence, It is a mandatory requirement for UK doctors in Foundation Year 1 to pass the PSA if they have not already done so during the final year at medical school.

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Our assessments are supported by a suite of elearning modules, which are also available as stand alone learning. Each session includes knowledge checks, case studies and a self-assessment section with a certificate of completion for the complete course.

The sessions are:

1.Writing Prescriptions in a Hospital Drug Administration Chart

2.Writing Prescriptions at Discharge from Hospital

3.Initiating Anticoagulant Therapy with Warfarin and Heparin

4.Maintaining Anticoagulation with warfarin

5.Prescribing Insulin

6.Diabetic emergencies and perioperative management of insulin

7.Prescribing Intravenous Fluids

8.Writing Prescriptions in General Practice

9.Prescribing Oxygen

10.Calculating Drug Doses

11.Reviewing Hospital Prescription Charts

12.Taking a Medication History

13.Communicating Prescribing Decisions with Patients and Professional Colleagues

14.Administration of Drugs by Subcutaneous Injection

15.Administration of Drugs by Intramuscular Injection

16.Administration of Drugs by Intravenous Injection

17.Administration of Drugs by Intravenous Infusion Pumps

18.Administration of Drugs Using Inhalers

19.Administration of Drugs Using A Nebuliser

20.Finding Information About Adverse Drug Reactions

21.Finding Reliable Sources of Drug Information

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Read the latest news, views and insights from the BPSA team and our customers, partners and other stakeholders.


We've put together some highly regarded and insightful content, that helps frame the global issues around medication and specifically prescribing errors.


Links to the very latest relevant clinical pharmacology research from the British Pharmacological Society's journals.

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