The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) is led by the British Pharmacological Society and the MSC Assessment PSA Executive Board through two 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 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
Immediate Past-President of the British Pharmacological Society
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Professor Simon Maxwell, PSA Medical Director
Chair of the Stakeholder 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
Dr Kurt Wilson
Chair of the PSA Assessment Board
Professor Val Wass
Trustee, MSC Assessment
Professor Tony Weetman
Chair, MSC Assessment
Professor Mark Gurnell
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.

Professor Simon Maxwell - Group Chair, PSA Medical Director
Dr Lynne Bollington - Lead Consultant to the PSA
Professor David Webb - British Pharmacological Society Representative
Professor Ian Hall - MSC Assessment/Nottingham Medical School Representative
Dr Katie Petty-Saphon - MSC Assessment Representative
Khalida Wilson - NHS Employers Representative
Dr Liz Hughes - COPMeD Representative
Dr Kurt Wilson - Chair of the PSA Assessment Board
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 Visitor
Professor Jenny Higham – Medical Schools Council Representative
Professor Robin Plevin - British Pharmacological Society Representative
Andrew Matthewman – Health Education England Representative
Judith Chrystie - General Medical Council Representative
Charlotte Dainter – UK Foundation Programme Office Representative
Susan Redward - General Medical Council Representative
Clare Van Hamel – Foundation School Representative
Rebecca Bloor – Royal Pharmaceutical Society Representative
Jonathan Underhill – NICE Representative
Jessica Court - British Medical Association Students Committee Representative
Dr Amir Sam - Medical Schools Assessment Alliance Representative
David Burbidge - Health Education England Patient Advisory Forum 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.

Dr Kurt Wilson
Chair of the PSA Assessment Board
Eleanor L Dakkak
Assessment Board Member
Dr Andrew Hitchings
Assessment Board Member
Dr Rick Plumb
Assessment Board Member
Dr Mark Glover
Assessment Board Member
Dr Caroline Clark
Assessment Board Member
Dr Richard Perrett
Assessment Board Member
Dr Katie Maddock
Assessment Board Member
Dr Faye Bradshaw
Assessment Board Member
Dr Fu Ng
Assessment Board Member
Dr Heidi Northover
Assessment Board Member