Funded community pharmacy minor ailments course

Apply for our accredited 9 week minor ailments course, funded through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

Course details

Improve your clinical skills and knowledge, and prepare for provision of enhanced minor ailments services, including direct NHS111 referrals and the Digital Minor Illness Referral Scheme (DMIRS).


Apply now with the University of Bath for a funded place in Bath, London or Dorset, starting in Jan 2019

The deadline for applications is 14 January 2019.

Key facts:

  • A 9 week online course with a one-day face to face mandatory workshop held in Bath, London or Dorset
  • Distance learning supported by our interactive, facilitated e-learning platform, including online induction, introductory webinar and comprehensive learning materials
  • In the workshop you'll learn clinical examination skills (including use of otoscope and urinalysis), and training on identification of the unwell patient
  • Topics include: ENT, respiratory tract infections, MSK and dermatology. See our PDF for full unit details
  • Learners successfully completing the course will receive a certificate of completion and transcript of credit (unit is equivalent to 12 CATS credits at level 7)
  • Those eligible for funding can go on to complete further units of study, leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy

Case study

Emily, a pharmacist living and working in the South West and studying our funded clinical community pharmacy course, talks about her experiences studying at Bath, including the funding and support available from the department.


Further information

Find out more about the course


What our students say about our courses

'This is a must for all community pharmacists and really shows how we can unlock our potential.' (Richard Brown, Chief Officer, Avon LPC)

'The opportunity to go into the University and be part of a cohort of colleagues seems just the ideal thing for me. The facilitators are highly supportive, very experienced, and have roles that cut across academia and practice in different settings' (Ade Williams, Community Pharmacist)

Eligibility for a funded place

Funded places are available for community pharmacists (including locums) fulfilling the following criteria:

  • You must work as a community pharmacist in England for at least 15 hours a week
  • You must have the support of an employer
  • For full eligibility details see our applicant information pack.

Standard delegate cost is £490 (for those not meeting eligibility criteria for a funded place).

Further information on the available funded units

The Pharmacy Integration Fund

Details of the funds background and aims.


Post-registration Training for Pharmacists is supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

It 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.

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