This YouTube playlist containing 12 short vlogs (each lasting 10 minutes or less) is a cut-down version of Continuing Professional Development work commissioned by the NHS in England. These are part of our patient led clinical education work and involved working with patients, carers, and relatives as equals to produce the videos.
These vlogs are based on the (UK) Royal Pharmaceutical Society Competency Framework for all Prescribers, and related guidelines from professional bodies in the UK. They are designed for clinicians (across all disciplines and specialities), patients, carers, parents, relatives and the public.
The short videos focus on providing refresher information, updates on hot topics and materials that can be used for reflection both individually and within clinical teams.
- Shared decision making
- Information mastery
- Interpretation of numerical data
- Root causes on medicines and prescribing errors
- Taking a history
- Basic pharmacology
- Risk areas and red flags
- Ethics, the law and prescribing
- Remote prescribing
- Prescribing for frailty and multimorbidity
- Prescription writing and safe prescribing
The original materials were accompanied by live sessions, questions for reflection (some of which are included here), separate refresher questions, detailed prescribing scenarios, and competency assessments.