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The latest information for clinical learners and professionals from the team at the British Pharmacological Society Assessment.

What You Need to Know After Sitting the Prescribing Safety Assessment

You’ve tackled the PSA (Prescribing Safety Assessment) with determination and skill, but what happens next? Here’s a comprehensive guide to what awaits you after the exam. 1. When can I access my results?  The first sitting of the year, usually conducted in February is the largest sitting of the year.
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How We Create Our Prescribing Practice Papers

Assessments play a crucial role in evaluating your knowledge and skills, especially in the medical field. At BPS Assessment, we understand the importance of creating high-quality assessments, which accurately assess the ability to prescribe medication safely and effectively. In this blog, we’ll take you behind the scenes, giving you a
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What You Need to Know Before Sitting the PSA: More FAQs

Preparing for the PSA (Prescribing Safety Assessment) can be a crucial step in your professional journey and is essential in order to progress to FY2, so it’s natural to have questions. Let’s address some frequently asked questions to ensure you’re well-informed before the big day. 1. How many times can
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The 12 PSA Resources of Christmas: Your Prescription for Exam Success!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread the cheer than with the “12 PSA Resources of Christmas”! Whether you’re a medical student or a foundation
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Are you taking the PSA next year? Here’s what you need to know

Are you a medical student or foundation doctor gearing up for the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) in 2024? Then, understanding the critical role this assessment plays in ensuring patient safety
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Advancing Antimicrobial Stewardship: An Practice Assessment for Prescribers

While the challenges of prescribing antimicrobials are well known, healthcare professionals can take further steps to ensure they are able to prescribe these medicines effectively. As we approach AMR Awareness
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Prepare for the PSA with our free resources

As we count down to the end of 2023, you might already be thinking about the Prescribing Safety Assessment and how you can prepare. Well, we’ve got you covered with
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The Dacre Review: What does this mean for students sitting the Prescribing Safety Assessment

As a medical student or foundation doctor, you’re well aware of the critical role prescribing medications plays in your future profession and you’ll want to ensure that you have the
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Enhancing Safe Prescribing: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Assessment

Prescribing for a patient who is pregnant or breastfeeding is complex; ensuring the safety and well-being of both mothers and infants is of paramount importance.  BPS Assessment has partnered with
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Empowering Women’s Health: BPS Assessment’s Free Menopause Assessment for World Menopause Month

October is World Menopause Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and promoting understanding of menopause, a crucial phase in women’s lives. At BPS Assessment, we believe that knowledge is
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Are you preparing to take the PSA next year? Try our free PSA Prep!

If you’re a medical student or foundation doctor preparing for the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA), you’re likely aware of its significance in ensuring patient safety and your readiness to prescribe
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The Best Free PSA Resources To Help You Pass Your Mock Exam

The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) assesses a medical student’s ability to prescribe medications safely and effectively. As part of your PSA preparation you should utilise high-quality resources to maximise your
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Top tips for resitting the PSA

If you find yourself in the situation where you didn’t pass the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) on your first attempt, don’t worry! Many candidates face the same challenge, and there
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