Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy (Primary Care)

University of Bradford · Bradford School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

Students should:

be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

be working in the UK

have access to patients in General Practice. We will be able to help you with access to training positions in general practice.

English language requirements:

An IELTS score of 7.0 is required in each of the four subsets, in order to align our English language requirements with those of the regulatory body for practising pharmacists, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Months of entry


Course content

The new part-time, distance learning Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Primary Care) is designed for newly qualified pharmacists. It is the first programme of its kind in the UK.
You’ll develop the clinical and advanced therapeutic skills required to work effectively in a GP practice, enhancing your ability to deliver safe and effective patient-centred care in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams.
The programme covers subjects such as:
the foundations of primary care practice
advanced communication
managing complex patients with co-morbidities
quality and service improvement
It enables you to:
effectively work with health and social care providers across the primary care setting
analyse, interpret and present medicines data to support decision making
develop and monitor evidence based practice guidelines
use consultation / communication skills to manage challenging situations
make independent therapeutic decisions / recommendations. This programme is the first of this kind nationally and will provide training that is refined to local/regional workforce needs, where there are a number of potential models for employment of pharmacists being developed.
The University of Bradford School of Pharmacy is one of the largest in the UK, with origins dating back to 1927. We develop pharmacists who:
are fully equipped to practise within a dynamic healthcare system
can adapt to change and understand the need to commit to continuing education and professional development throughout their professional life
We have close links to local hospitals, community pharmacies and primary care settings, and conduct research which informs all our teaching. The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) exercise rated 92% of our Pharmacy research as of international quality/world-leading.

Information for international students

Not suitable for international students.

Fees and funding

Please see https://www.bradford.ac.uk/careers/postgrad-study/pg-funding/

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Gemma Quinn