Free clinical examination training plus otoscope training webinar
It is just over six weeks till the Pharmacy First service is due to start (31st January 2024); community pharmacists in England are reminded that they can access NHS England funded Community Pharmacy Clinical Examination Skills training, which may be particularly helpful for supporting delivery of this service.
The training, which is being delivered by CliniSkillsTM, includes e-learning, with the aim of supplementing existing knowledge and skills to deal with a variety of presenting symptoms and to support the provision or expansion of pharmacy services.
The e-learning modules include structured history taking, followed by a series of clinical modules on: Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Paediatrics, Wound Care and Skin Conditions. Content focuses on identifying red flags for referral, knowing when the person can be managed with over-the-counter medicines as part of support with self-care advice and provision of safety netting information.
Otoscope training webinar
Cliniskills is also holding a webinar on 18th January 2024, 6-7.30pm on otoscope training, which will be of benefit to pharmacists when providing the acute otitis media clinical pathway of the Pharmacy First service.
For details on the Clinical Examination Skills training programme, and to sign up for the otoscope training webinar, please visit the programme page on the CliniSkills website.