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Understanding Prescribing (1/2 day)

Workshop Agenda:

Session 1:

  • Introductions and Objectives
  • Understanding Repeat Prescribing
  • Branded and Generic Medication
  • Main Drug Groups and Their Uses
    - Can I have my pink pill please!

Session 2:

  • Understanding prescriptions
    - Abbreviations
    - Exemptions from Payment
  • Medication Reviews and Reauthorisation of Prescriptions
  • Using and Understanding MIMS
  • The Future - Electronic Prescribing
  • Questions

Workshop Objective

An intensive half day session for non clinicians who need to understand the prescribing process and  the language and terminology used throughout. This course covers the general rules on prescribing in primary care as well as the main drug groups used. Delegates also learn about the abbreviations used, the importance of reviews and the rules on payments.

The aim of this half day workshop is to provide delegates with the knowledge required to effectively manage repeat prescribing. The course will provide delegates with an overview of medications and repeat prescribing requirements. This course is suitable for new managers or members of staff who are taking a more active role in repeat prescribing.

Who should attend

This workshop has been specifically designed for people working in general practice and is particularly suitable for:
• GP practice receptionist
• Administration team members

Workshop Duration

Half Day

Feedback from delegates

"Very useful, just long enough."
Jane Bennie, Crown Medical Centre

"Good well spent informative afternoon..."
Joy Peggrem, The Meadows Surgery 

"Overall very interesting and learnt a lot."
Mandy Last, Abbey Manor Park

"Very good, helpful, friendly trainer."
Gemma Fenlon, Highbridge Medical Centre