Adverse reactions: Next steps in learning...

Last updated: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Here are some resources to help extend your knowledge about adverse reactions and their prevention and management in clinical practice:

NHS Education for Scotland and the Yellow Card Centre of Scotland have jointly produced a range of e-learning modules on adverse drug reactions. If you didn't manage to work your way through all of these earlier in the tutorial then you may like to tackle them now.

Try the e-learning module on Adverse drug reactions on the SCRIPT safety site supported by HEE. You will need to log-in but access is free with an NHS e-mail address.

CPPE has three learning programmes about different aspects of adverse drug reactions. You can choose the one you want from here or use the links below:

The MHRA provides some free e-learning for healthcare professionals about the importance of national reporting systems for ADRs. It is a lengthy learning package, so you should allow about 45 minutes to complete it, but it is comprehensive and you can count it towards your CPD record.

There is a helpful Clinical Knowledge Summary on 'adverse drug reactions'.

On the Medicines Learning Portal, there are other tutorials with a connection to ADRs and safety, including Excipients, Renal, Liver, and Alternative medicine. You might like to study these.

Finally, you may like to review two additional sources of information about adverse drug reactions that offer you different perspectives:

  • An interesting resource is the American database DrugInformer, which holds data on suspected adverse drug reactions gathered from social media (Facebook, Twitter, user review sites, forum discussions), as well as information from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).