Adverse drug reactions: online learning about safety

Last updated: June 29, 2020

Adverse drug reactions  (NHS Education for Scotland, 2013)
Access: Free access without registration or login.
Audience: All healthcare professionals.
Content: The first five modules are as follows:
Adverse drug reactions  (Script, undated but content is reviewed every other year)
Access: Free with an NHS email address, but simple registration is required first. Once logged in, go to Modules at top of the screen, click, and then look at Managing the Risks of Prescribing.
Audience: Doctors, pharmacists, and nurses who prescribe, monitor or administer medicines.
Content: Explores the identification and prediction of adverse drug reactions in patients, the public health burden of adverse drug reactions, and the importance of reporting ADRs. 
Adverse drug reactions: reporting makes medicines safer  (MHRA, undated)
Access: Free access without registration or login.
Audience: All healthcare professionals that prescribe, administer or monitor medicines.
Content: Explains the importance of reporting adverse reactions, what to report, and how patients and professionals can do it. 
Adverse reactions  (Medicines Learning Portal, 2020)
Access: Free access without registration or login.
Audience: Written for hospital pharmacists at the beginning of their careers, but potentially useful to medical students, junior doctors, hospital nurses and others.
Content: Assessing whether a patient's symptoms are caused by medicines, managing adverse reactions, asking the right clinical questions, talking to patients about side effects, using and finding published data about adverse reactions.