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The National Clinical Skills for Pharmacists Programme supports registered pharmacists take on new and extended clinical roles through a combination of face-to-face teaching, simulation and personal study.

Designed in collaboration with Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (DIHS) and NHS Education for Scotland, the Clinical Skills for Pharmacists programme covers both consultation and clinical assessment skills that learners can implement in their daily practice.

What is the Clinical Skills for Pharmacists programme?

The Clinical Skills for Pharmacists programmes provides pharmacists across Scotland with the additional skills required to assess, advise and treat patients for a range of minor illnesses and common clinical conditions to support delivery of the NHS Scotland Pharmacy First Plus service. 

Learners are trained in clinical skills to assess and prescribe treatment for common clinical conditions such as minor infections, symptoms and rashes. 

Course details 

The programme is delivered as an accelerated training model, and teaches a mix of communication and practical skills over 3.5 days. 

There is an option to split teaching days where required to accommodate working Pharmacists. 


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