CPPE Pharmacy First ENT Workshop – limited spaces book early

Portsmouth Sunday, 14th January 2024

The Pharmacy First ENT Clinical assessment skills workshop is now open for booking:

The Portsmouth workshops will be held on Sunday, 14th January 2024 at the Holiday Inn Portsmouth, Pembroke Road, PO1 2TA .

There is the option of a morning or an afternoon workshop with a maximum of 60 participants per session.

It is essential that participants bring their own otoscopes (required features are in the service specification and shown below)

Annex C: Guidance on selecting an otoscope

Functional Requirements:

  • Illumination: LED (preferred) or Halogen light source with adjustable brightness.
  • Magnification: At least 3x magnification lens.
  • Field of View: Wide-angle lens to provide a broad field of view for comprehensive examination.
  • Tip Sizes: A range of disposable tips, from paediatric to adult sizes.
  • Focus Adjustment: Manual focus adjustment can be useful for better views.

Design Requirements:

  • Ergonomics: Comfortable, non-slip handle suitable for both left and right-handed users.
  • Weight: Lightweight for ease of use, particularly for extended periods.
  • Material: Durable, medical-grade materials that can be easily cleaned.
  • Portability: Option for cordless use can be beneficial for portability.
  • Hard case for keeping at least otoscope head, handle and specula.
  • Liquid splash resistant

Safety and Compliance:

  • UKCE Mark: UKCE mark as a minimum requirement for compliance with UK directives.
  • MHRA Approved: Device meets or exceeds the standards laid out by the MHRA.
  • ISO Certification: Meeting ISO standards for medical equipment (like ISO 13485) adds an extra layer of assurance.

Additional (Optional) Considerations:

  • Warranty: At least a one-year warranty for peace of mind.
  • Training Material: User manuals or even online training modules for pharmacy staff.
  • Customer Support: Reliable customer support from the manufacturer or supplier in case of issues or queries.