Prescription Medicines Explained

Enable delegates to understand terminology related to prescription medicines

  1. Training
    1 day course
    9.30 to 4pm

    Your practice or a neighbouring practice

    Course description:
    The Prescription Medicines Explained course is designed to enable delegates understand terminology related to prescription medicines and so carry out their roles in a more efficient and effective manner.


    The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to be able to:
    • Explain the concept of trade and generic drug names
    • Recognise classifications of medicines
    • Identify routes of administration
    • State the meaning of prescription abbreviations
    • Make more effective use of MIMS
    Course Outline for the day:
    • What is a drug?
    • Brand and generic drugs
    • Classification of medicines and the use of MIMS
    • Relevant abbreviations
    • Routes of administrations
    • Understanding prescriptions
    Delegates will receive a comprehensive course manual and a certificate of attendance.

    Who should attend:
    Staff dealing with prescriptions on a regular basis and who would benefit from a greater understanding of trade and generic names and the use of MIMS.

    Full day: £875 + VAT
    For up to 15 people. You may wish to join up with other neighbouring practices to share the cost of the training.

    Bookings via Practice Index are charged at a discounted rate and come with a money back guarantee.

    Course delivered by:
    Alison Bingley, Hilary Andrews, Victoria Boyle, Vicky Wild – dependent on the location of the course

    "Very relevant as issuing scripts is part of my everyday role"
    Zena H - Avon LMC

    "Good learning and fun tasks"
    Course Delegate - Fylde & Wyre CCG

    "Vicky is brilliant! Good educational learning and fun"
    Course Delegate - Fylde & Wyre CCG

    "This course was valuable in identifying different drugs and what they are for"
    Course Delegate - Avon LMC

    "Alison is a really interactive, approachable trainer. I thoroughly enjoyed the course!"
    Course Delegate - Avon

    Please note: If the aforementioned trainer is not available on the day, a suitable replacement trainer will be supplied. For remote parts of the UK, additional travel costs maybe incurred. If so, this will be made clear to you before you book the training.