Prescriptions & Prescribing Explained – 2 Half Days

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Prescriptions & Prescribing Explained - 2 Half Days

Event Summary

This training will be suitable for non-clinical staff dealing with prescriptions on a regular or ad hoc basis.

Tuesday, 15 October - Tuesday, 22 October
09:30 - 12:30
MST Zoom, United Kingdom

Main Contact

LEaD Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Alison Bingley
Mrs Alison Bingley
Speaker & Trainer
ZOOM ONLINE EVENT This training will be run over Zoom from an account owned by the Trainer and NOT Wessex LMCs NB: This means we will need to provide the trainers with your email address and contact details - continuing with a booking on this basis will constitute your tacit agreement to this. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, ensure it has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 12:30 on both days

This session will be delivered via Zoom and will also include hands-on practical exercises using hard copy material supplied by the Trainers before the session.  To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.  

This is a 2 day course:

  • Tuesday 15th October 2024
  • Tuesday 22nd October 2024

You are required to attend both days to be eligible for your certificate of attendance.


This training will be suitable for non-clinical staff dealing with prescriptions on a regular or ad hoc basis.


The Prescription & Prescribing Explained course will help delegates to ensure that their role contributes to the safe, efficient and cost-effective running of the general practice prescribing process


The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to:

  • understand how medicines are developed
  • understand the terms generic, brand and branded generic and their use
  • recognise the classification of medicines
  • recognise medicine and prescription terminology and abbreviations
  • recognise legal aspects of prescribing
  • identify the journey of a prescription
  • understand the role of the Medicines Management Team
  • understand the role of the general practice prescription clerk/administrator and the responsibilities and limitations of the role.

Course Outline

  • Drug development and naming of drugs
  • Drug classifications
  • Prescription Content
  • Safety and Security of Prescriptions
  • Cost of prescriptions
  • Drug Wastage & Synchronisation of prescriptions
  • Journey of a prescription
  • Errors
  • The role of the prescription clerk 

We require your permission to pass your email address to the trainers so that they can send you the link to join the online session, and the training materials you will need to download before the event.  Continuation with this booking will be taken as tacit approval to pass on this information.   

This session will NOT be recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Alison Bingley
Mrs Alison Bingley

Alison has a BSc. Hons degree in Physiology and Pharmacology and has almost 30 years’ experience as an associate trainer. Married with a grown up daughter, when she is not training she can usually be found in a muddy field or forest with her spaniels.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £430.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address

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