PrescQIPP e-learning

Here you'll find access to all our published e-learning courses and flyers to help you to promote them to colleagues.

By enrolling on any courses, please note that PrescQIPP, the course teachers and those with full subscriber access from your commissioning area will have access to your details including your name, organisation, role, email address and course progress.  

We are a member of CPD-UK and all PrescQIPP courses are CPD certified. Several of our courses also carry a NICE endorsement statement.

About our e-learning resources

Quality assurance

CPD MemberWe are committed to producing resources of the highest quality using a robust and transparent process. Read more about the quality assurance for e-learning (eQA) that we use to produce our e-learning courses.

Available courses

Anticholinergic burden

This short course identifies how the anticholinergic burden can be assessed for individual patients and provides examples of medication reviews for those with a high burden.

Medicines use in care homes: Course 1

This course supports care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use. This is the first of several e-learning packages for care home staff and students should have undertaken basic administration of medicines competency training as appropriate to their care setting prior to taking this course.

Optimising medicines for adults with type 2 diabetes

The aim of this course is to update practitioners on the content of the guidelines, and to illustrate how the principles of medicines optimisation can be used to improve patient care, safety and outcomes. The course is endorsed by NICE and is free to access by all NHS professionals.

Polypharmacy and deprescribing

This course explains the concepts of polypharmacy and deprescribing. It describes when polypharmacy may be appropriate or inappropriate and how this occurs. It provides practical advice on the initiation of medicines including shared decision-making with patients, in addition to examples of how inappropriate polypharmacy can be successfully reviewed and how deprescribing can be implemented.

Reducing opioid prescribing in chronic pain

This e-learning course will help equip healthcare professionals to tackle the growth in opioid prescribing and improve care for patients with chronic pain.

Anticoagulation: Stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

This course is based on the NICE Clinical Guideline 180: Management of Atrial Fibrillation. It is designed for medicines management teams, GPs, practice nurses, practice pharmacists and non-medical prescribers.

Medicines use in care homes: Course 2

This is the second e-learning package to support care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use and builds on the content covered in the PrescQIPP Care homes 1 course.

Practice medicines co-ordinators

This course is aimed at non-clinical staff in GP practices that manage the repeat prescribing process and will help to: improve medicines safety; improve satisfaction for patients and staff; reduce medicines waste; make savings by reducing or containing costs; become a point of contact for medicines related queries; work in collaboration with the medicines optimisation team.

Polypharmacy and deprescribing (concise version)

This concise course has been specifically developed from our longer Polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning course, for use by GPs and experienced healthcare practitioners.

Getting access to e-learning courses

Make sure you're logged in to the website before attempting to access courses

This is so that the system can record your progress and enable you to log back in and pick up where you last left off, and also to generate your certificate upon successful completion of the course.

If you do not already have a log in for the PrescQIPP site, please register using the button at the top of the website.

I am part of (work for) a medicines management team that subscribes to PrescQIPP

All members of medicines management teams subscribed to PrescQIPP can access courses free of charge.

If you are from a subscriber medicines management team and are asked to pay for the course when enrolling, please contact your subscriber lead for the promotional code that will provide a full discount.

I am not part of a medicines management team (e.g. practice or care home staff)

The cost of the course will depend on whether your commissioning area is a subscriber and whether they have purchased area-wide access.

If access has been paid for by your CCG, CSU or Health Board, you should not be prompted to pay. Otherwise, you can buy access when you enrol on a course.

Promote e-learning courses

Below are flyers that you can send to healthcare professionals in your area with details of the courses and how they can be accessed.

You can choose the most suitable version depending on whether you have chosen to commission the course for unlimited free use for healthcare professionals in your area, or would like to promote on a pay per use basis.

Flyers for subscribers that have commissioned the course for their area

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Flyers to promote courses on a pay per use basis

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