Prescribe is an e-learning platform that helps students develop a firm grounding in the principles of basic and clinical pharmacology, which underpins safe and effective prescribing in the NHS. It is free to access for all UK medical students via www.prescribe.ac.uk.
Prescribe is being developed by the British Pharmacological Society. It will contain interactive learning sessions and information covering the pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics that a student might expect to encounter within a standard medical curriculum. It will also contain a number of other learning opportunities such as a Student Formulary and self-assessment exercises.
Currently available content focuses on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Each session has a series of learning objectives and regular knowledge checks.