Learning to prescribe is an essential part of medical training. Due to various high profile serious prescribing errors, the GMC have introduced stricter prescribing standards which medical students must meet, and a prescribing exam is soon to be compulsory on all medical programmes. This book helps medical students learn the essentials of safe prescribing practice, and is aimed directly at their needs. It covers all the aspects of prescribing required by the GMC, including principles of prescribing, law and ethics, professional responsibilities, patient communication, at-risk groups, avoiding common errors and what to do when things go wrong.

Working with Others

Working with Others

Working with others
Greg HeathHelen Bradbury

Achieving your Medical Degree

This chapter will help you meet the following requirements of Tomorrow's Doctors (General Medical Council (GMC), 2009):

22. Learn and work effectively within a multi-professional team.

(a) Understand and respect the roles and expertise of health and social care professionals in the context of working and learning as a multi-professional team.

(b) Understand the contribution that effective interdisciplinary teamworking makes to the delivery of safe and high-quality care.

(c) Work with colleagues in ways that best serve the interests of the patients, passing on information and handing over care, demonstrating flexibility, adaptability and a problem-solving approach.

It will also link to Good Medical Practice (GMC, 2013a)


Good Practice in Prescribing and Managing Medicines and Devices (GMC, 2013b), particularly paragraphs 12-13 ...

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