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Yellow Card Centre Wales are happy to come and run training sessions for you on adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and the Yellow Card scheme.

Staff at YCC Wales are available to give advice on Yellow Card reporting and offer education and training sessions about suspected ADRs to all health professionals and patient groups. Sessions can be tailored to your time requirements and audience. Sessions include short informal talks e.g. lunchtime or CPD meetings, formal lectures as part of structured training programmes or conferences, and half-day workshops. 

  • How to recognise a suspected ADR
  • The importance of reporting
  • What to report on a Yellow Card
  • The challenge of ADRs in Wales
  • How Yellow Card information is used
  • Avoiding ADRs and interactions
  • Safe and effective prescribing

All training is provided free of charge providing you have access to a suitable training venue.

If you would like to organise a training session contact us by email at or telephone 02921 845831

Unable to make a training session? Try out these e-learning modules:

E-learning package: Adverse Drug Reactions: Reporting makes medicines safer

This resource, developed through the SCOPE Joint Action, is available for all healthcare professionals. It focuses on adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting and the importance of monitoring the safety of medicines.

NHS Education for Scotland and Yellow Card Centre Scotland have developed a series of six modules relating to adverse drug reactions. The modules available are:

  • Basic principles of ADR
  • Categorisation
  • Drug allergy classification
  • Diagnosis, interpretation & management
  • Avoiding adverse drug reactions
  • Pharmacovigilance

The Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education has developed an adverse drug reaction e-learning package.

The Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education (CPPE) has developed a series of three e-learning programmes with the Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education and MHRA. The programme has been endorsed by the Drug Safety Research Unit.

The e-learning modules should help pharmacists understand how to identify, report and prevent ADRs:

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