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This book was produced by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, both clinical and technical.
Thanks to all who contributed to its development and production. The content has been adapted with kind permission from the Learning Matters Medical Education series book 'Practical Prescribing for Medical Students' (Published in 2014 by SAGE publications).

Editors and Authors

Helen Bradbury BSc. (Pharm.), M.Ed., FRPharmS . FHEA. Associate Professor Pharmacy Education School of Healthcare, University of Leeds

Barry Strickland-Hodge BSc. (Pharm.), MSc., PhD., FRPharmS. FHEA. Visiting Professor of Prescribing Practice, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds


Chapter authors

David Alldred B.Pharm., MSc., PhD., PGCert. FRPharmS., FHEA. Professor of Medicines Use and Safety. Professional Lead for Pharmacy University of Leeds

Natalie Bryars B.Pharm MRPharmS. Principal Pharmacist at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Catherine Gill RGN, SPQ, MA, PgCert (Clinical Teaching) FHEA Associate GP Trainer, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Partner: General Practice, Halifax Lecturer and Module Manager: Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives. The University of Leeds.

Dan Greer B.Pharm, MSc, PGCert (Clinical Education) MRPharmS FHEA Teacher Practitioner University of Leeds/Leeds Teaching Hospitals Lead Pharmacist – Care of the Elderly, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Greg Heath MBBS BSc MRCOphth MRCP (UK) MCOptom DipClinOptom FHEA Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation trust

Andy Hutchinson B.Pharm. MRPharmS. M.Ed. Technical Adviser Medicines Education at NICE

Monica Murphy RGN, Lecturer in Public Health/Primary Care, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Nurse Prescriber

Jonathan Underhill FRPharmS., BSc (Hons), Dip Clin. Pharm, MPrescSci Associate Director for Medicines Evidence at NICE


ebook produced by

Dr Shane Beggan MRCGP, MBChB, PGC Primary Care Education, MSc., Clinical Pharmacy (Hosp), BSc (Hons) Pharm.

Dr Beggan is a GP and a former Clinical Pharmacist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and has an interest in Medical Education and training.

Nancy Davies BA (Hons)

Nancy Davies is a learning technologist within Leeds Institute of Medical Education. She has been part of the development of a groundbreaking mobile learning programme and has a focus in the area of professional learning and ePortfolios

Scott Hennessy BA Graphic Design CMALT

Scott is an educational technologist, web site developer and project manager based within the University of Leeds. He has been working in the web design and development field since 2000 and has supported e-learning projects within the University of Leeds since 2003.

Dr Sue Bickerdike BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Biology, PhD (Chemical Engineering)

Dr Sue Bickerdike graduated from UMIST with a PhD in Chemical Engineering (1994) and now works in the Technology Enhanced Learning Team (Leeds Institute of Medical Education) with a specific interest in the development of e-learning teaching materials.


With thanks to -

Dr Jason Ward, MBChB Programme Lead University of Leeds and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr Virginia Aylett , Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly, St James’s University Hospital Leeds

Dr Alistair Morris, Consultant Paediatrician, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, MBBS, MRPCH, MMedSci (Child Health), BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Neurodisability), PGCert (Education)

Mike Culshaw, Clinical Director of Pharmacy, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, MRPharmS


Copyright text adapted from 'Practical Prescribing for Medical Students' with kind permission from SAGE Publications Ltd.


Copyright eBook 2019, University of Leeds, Leeds Institute of Medical Education.