The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) is led by the British Pharmacological Society and the MSC Assessment PSA Executive Board through three workstreams. The PSA Assessment Board is involved in item and test development. The PSA Stakeholder Group enables effective engagement of representatives from key groups including medical students and the General Medical Council. The PSA Technical Capacity and Delivery Group is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the PSA.

The project has received funding from the Department of Health, Health Education England and NHS Education for Scotland to support the development and piloting of the assessment and it is currently funded by contributions from MSC Assessment and the BPS.

Information about the membership of the groups can be found using the links above.

Professor Jenny Higham
Co-chair of the PSA Executive Board
Chair of the Medical Schools Council
Professor David Webb
Co-chair of the PSA Executive Board
President of the British Pharmacological Society
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Professor Simon Maxwell, PSA Medical Director
Chair of the Stakeholder Group & Chair of the Technical Development and Delivery Group
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Chief Executive, British Pharmacological Society
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Chief Executive, MSC Assessment
Professor Robin Plevin
Treasurer, British Pharmacological Society
Professor Ian Hall
Trustee, MSC Assessment
Professor Jamie Coleman
Chair of the Assessment Board
Professor Val Wass
GMC Assessment Adviser
Professor Tony Weetman
Chair, MSC Assessment
Professor Neil Johnson
Chair, Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance
Dr Lynne Bollington
Lead Consultant, PSA Assessment Build
Observer, PSA Executive Board

If you would like to get in touch with a member of the team please contact us.

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Group Chair, PSA Medical Director

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Lead Consultant to the PSA

Professor David Webb - British Pharmacological Society
MSC Assessment /BPS PSA Exec Representative
Professor Ian Hall - MSC Assessment and Nottingham Medical School
MSC Assessment /BPS PSA Exec Representative
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MSC Assessment /BPS PSA Exec Representative
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MSC Assessment /BPS PSA Exec Representative
Ben Griffith – General Medical Council
Representative
Sarah Parsons – NHS Employers
Representative
Dr Liz Hughes – COPMeD
Representative
Dr Jan Welch – Foundation School Directors
Representative
Professor Jamie Coleman – University of Birmingham
Assessment Board Representative
Dr Andrew Webb – King’s College London
Medical School Clinical Pharmacology Representative
Dr Fraz Mir – University of Cambridge
Medical School Clinical Pharmacology Representative
Dr Ed Neville – Association of Medical Royal Colleges Representative
Professor Olwyn Westwood – General Medical Council
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Professor Jenny Higham – Medical Schools Council Representative
Professor Robin Plevin - British Pharmacological Society Representative
Andrew Matthewman – Health Education England
Representative
Charlotte Dainter – UK Foundation Programme Office Representative
Susan Redward - General Medical Council
Representative
Clare Van Hamel – Foundation School Representative
Sabine Schutte – Foundation School Representative
Catherine Duggan – Royal Pharmaceutical Society Representative
Jonathan Underhill – NICE Representative
Kate Towers - British National Formulary Representative
Ryan Samuels – British Medical Association Students Committee Representative

The PSA Assessment Board takes responsibility for overseeing the quality assurance process, which ensures that PSA question items entered into the item bank are fit for the intended purpose and assess the prescribing-related competencies described in the blueprint. The Board selects question items from the item bank to create PSA assessments, supervises the work of the standard setting group and reviews the performance of individual items during summative assessments. The initial Assessment Board was convened during 2012.

Prof Jamie Coleman – University of Birmingham
Chair of Assessment Board
Dr Lesley Bowker
Assessment Board Member
Eleanor L Dakkak
Assessment Board Member
Dr Andrew Hitchings
Assessment Board Member
Dr Rick Plumb
Assessment Board Member
Dr Richard Thompson
Assessment Board Member
Dr Kurt Wilson
Assessment Board Member
Dr Katie Maddock
Assessment Board Member
Dr Faye Bradshaw
Assessment Board Member

 

Professor Simon Maxwell
Group Chair, PSA Medical Director
Dr Lynne Bollington
Lead Consultant to the PSA
Natalie Lafferty – University of Dundee
PSA and E-Learning Lead
Dr Kurt Wilson – University of Manchester
PSA Lead
Dr Alison Sturrock – MSCAA Reference Group and University College London
Sub-Dean for Assessment
Jawad Ansari – Rave
PSA Technical Team Representative