Clinical Examination Skills Training

Community Pharmacists

Enhance your clinical expertise with our online, bite-sized, clinical skills training, fully funded by NHS England.


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Clinical Examination Skills Training

Community Pharmacists

Enhance your clinical expertise with our online, bite-sized, clinical skills training, fully funded by NHS England.

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With NHS England’s Pharmacy First directive being rolled out in 2024, CliniSkills dynamic and engaging online learning platform and in-person training will equip you for your expanding role.

It will give you the clinical examination skills you need to confidently assess common conditions, high risk presentations and red flags, as well as conduct ‘hands on’ examination services such as Ear, Nose & Throat and Blood Pressure checks with confidence.

Training includes:

Structured History Taking



Ear, Nose & Throat


Structured History Taking

Including vital signs, systems review and identification of serious conditions/red flags.


To be completed in five sessions, focusing on:

  1. Atrial Fibrillation
  2. Stroke
  3. Acute Coronary Syndrome
  4. Hypertension
  5. Heart Failure


To be completed in two sessions, focusing on:

  1. Wound Care
    Types of wound, wound management and identifying infection.
  2. Skin Conditions
    Identify the features and manage common skin conditions (rashes, blisters) and also identify potentially serious rashes that present in the community pharmacy.

Ear, Nose & Throat

Common and serious conditions, ENT examinations. ​Free Ear and Throat webinar, including use of otoscopes.


Common acute presentations, signs of serious illness, chronic conditions, basic examinations​.

Why CliniSkills?

Bitesize: Each learning module approx 1 hour

On-demand: complete at your own pace, in your own time

Dynamic & interactive e-learning with pre & post assessment

Designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals

Optional in-person training to put skills into practice


Who is the training for?

This training is available to all Community Pharmacists. You may be a locum, you might work for a multiple chain, or even be an independent community pharmacy owner.

The training could serve to revalidate your knowledge or gain confidence in clinical examination and the aligned topics, or maybe this is your first step before considering a prescribing qualification.

If you are already a prescriber, you may wish to extend your clinical examination skills.

Do I have to pay?

No. The NHS is funding all course fees and the training is freely available to all community pharmacists and locums.

Can I pick and choose my modules?

You must complete the Structured History Taking module to access the topic focused modules, but exactly what modules you decide you need to enhance your Clinical Examination skills is up to you.

How will I be assessed?

For each module there is both a pre-test and post-test. The pre-test is designed to assess your baseline knowledge – you must complete it in order to progress the module.

How am I accredited?

A certificate is awarded for each module that is successfully completed. The certificate will always be available on your profile page to download.

Is there face-to-face training available?

  • Birmingham
    Sunday 21st April 2024 (session 10am to 1pm – Fully Booked)
    Sunday 21st April 2024 (session 2pm to 5pm)
  • London (Fully Booked)
    Sunday 12th May 2024 (session 10am to 1pm)
    Sunday 12th May 2024 (session 2pm to 5pm)
  • Leicester
    Sunday 9th June 2024 (session 10am to 1pm)
    Sunday 9th June 2024 (session 2pm to 5pm)
  • Leeds 
    Sunday 7th July 2024 (session 10am to 1pm)
    Sunday 7th July 2024 (session 2pm to 5pm)

More face-to-face training dates will continue to be scheduled throughout 2024.

Pharmacist Approved

Very structured and informational sessions. A very good use of both audio, visual & theory to allow for all learning types.

I have done much training over the course of my career, CliniSkills is very user friendly.

Excellent hands-on training that cemented the online learning. Very informative and interactive. Gained so much knowledge.

Great to practice skills, very helpful and knowledgeable people to help hone your skill and knowledge.

The clinical educators were amazing. I had a very nice experience learning from them. Their energy is contagious. A great training! Thank you so much!

Excellent training very informative and absolutely will change my practice.

Very educational, enjoyed the day, team were very supportive.

Great event, really would recommend to all.

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