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Independent reviewer sought for Prescribing Safety Assessment


The British Pharmacological Society and MSC Assessment are inviting applications from expert candidates to conduct an independent review of the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA). We are seeking an individual with significant experience in the field of UK medical education and assessment psychometrics, who appreciates the challenges of improving prescribing competency for newly qualified junior doctors in the UK health service.

The independent reviewer will be asked to deliver a report to the PSA Executive committee, responding to six key areas of enquiry, which make up the scope of the commission. The independent reviewer will be expected to work flexibly around their existing role. Some travel to attend key meetings is expected. Expenses and some administrative support will be provided, subject to agreement in advance and standard policies.

Job description: Independent assessment reviewer job description

Background and further information: Independent assessment reviewer job narrative

To apply, please email Lee Page ( enclosing an up-to-date CV and one-page covering statement, setting out how your skills and experience matches the objectives of the independent review. Please submit your application before the closing date of Friday 13 July 2018. It may be possible to arrange informal briefing calls before the submission date – please contact us for more information.

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