Taught course

Clinical Pharmacy (Primary Care and Community)

Institution
University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants must usually be registered pharmacists with General Pharmaceutical Council.

Applicants must be currently working within Primary Care or Community Pharmacy settings so that they may access the relevant clinical experience in order to complete course assessments.

Normally a minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

There is an increasing realisation that registered pharmacists, with appropriate training, can contribute further to the delivery of patient-facing clinical care. Our Clinical Pharmacy (Primary Care and Community) programme is part of the Post-registration Training for Pharmacists that is supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

Choosing to study at Exeter or Bath

We recommend that you choose the University closest to your main practice base. View course information for the University of Bath.

The University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Bath are aiming to improve the standard of clinical pharmacy practice in the community, so pharmacists can participate fully in the transformation of the NHS.

Further training will strengthen and diversify the pharmacy workforce and help to improve patient care. The fund has been set up by NHS England to enable pharmacist and pharmacy technician integration in primary care as part of new multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, making the most of their clinical skills, particularly for the benefit of people with long-term conditions.

Our PgCert Clinical Pharmacy has been designed for registered pharmacists to build on their medication-related expertise and experience with the aim of developing their knowledge and skills for current and future extended work-place roles.

Features include:

  • A supportive introduction to Master's level study and evidence-based practice
  • Education that builds on your medication expertise and pharmacy practice
  • Practical communication and clinical skills development within specialised medical facilities
  • Tailored education for individual learning needs for varying clinical pharmacy practice
  • Learning activities that are designed to be relevant, practical and interactive
  • Multi-morbidity and polypharmacy as themes that run throughout the programme

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Medicine and Health
Email
medicine@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 725500