We champion safe and effective prescribing, and are proud of the role that clinical pharmacology has to play in improving patient care and safety. As part of our charitable mission, we are:

  • Developing Prescribe, an elearning platform for medical students

  • Working together with the Medical Schools Council to develop the Prescribing Safety Assessment. The assessment allows all UK medical students to demonstrate their competencies in relation to the safe and effective use of medicines

  • Championing prescribing competency worldwide in partnership with local educators
  • Working with elearning for healthcare to provide an online training tool for all NHS doctors to practice their prescribing skills. This online training tool will be called the Prescribing Simulator


An elearning platform to support clinical pharmacology.

Prescribing Safety Assessment

A competency-based assessment to support safe and effective prescribing by UK medical graduates. Delivered in partnership with MSC Assessment.

Prescribing simulator

An online training tool for NHS doctors to practice their prescribing skills. We are working in partnership with elearning for healthcare to develop this tool.

Supporting clinical pharmacologists

The public benefit of the British Pharmacological Society's prescribing activities.

A trusted provider of prescribing expertise

Read about the considerable experience of the British Pharmacological Society and its members.

Get involved

Members interested in prescribing are encouraged to sign up to the Education & Skills Affinity Group.

The value of prescribing

A recent report by the British Pharmacological Society highlighted the value of improved prescribing.

HEE antimicrobial resistance (AMR) training resources

Health Education England have developed a training guide that signposts prescribers and other staff to educational materials.