Clinical Skills Unit


The Clinical Skills Unit (CSU) offers training across the University Hospitals of Leicester UHL) which include the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and the Glenfield Hospital and training at external venues when requested.

The unit provides clinical and procedural skills teaching for University of Leicester (UoL) medical students, junior doctors in training and UHL Staff, as well as a number of national courses. The team on CSU also assists the Resuscitation service to provide all UHL’s resuscitation training.

It is our aim to provide the highest quality research based training for all clinical staff and to meet the needs of a dynamic and changing healthcare service.

The Clinical Skills Unit offers a wide range of clinical skill training. Skills can be delivered individually or as a package, tailor-made to meet your training needs and either delivered in-house. Below is an example of the training we provide and can be booked through eUHL. The team can also tailor specific training to meet the learning needs of the individual staff or staff groups.

Clinical Skill Courses for UHL staff include:

  • AIMs (Acute Illness Management Course)
  • Aseptic Non-Touch Technique
  • Adult BLS & AED training and drop in sessions
  • Cannulation
  • ECG Techniques
  • Intravenous Drug Administration
  • Leicester Clinical Assessment Tool (LCAT)
  • Urinary Catheterisation
  • Venepuncture
  • Deteriorating patient training
  • Paediatric BLS training

National Courses:

  • APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support)
  • ALS (Advanced Life Support)
  • ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) – Full course & re-verification
  • ILS (Intermediate Life Support) – Full course & re-verification
  • PLS (Paediatric Life Support)
  • MOET (Managing Obstruct Emergency Trauma)

Undergraduate Procedural Skills Courses include:

  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Blood Cultures
  • Breast Examination
  • Cannulation
  • Consent To Treatment
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • ECG Techniques & Interpretation
  • Interrupted Suturing
  • Intramuscular & Subcutaneous Injection Techniques
  • Intravenous Drug Administration
  • Minor Injuries
  • Venepuncture
  • Wound care

Junior Doctor Procedural Skills Courses include:

  • CRIMP (The Critically Ill Medical Patient) – Foundation doctors
  • Procedural Skills for Core Medical Trainee year 1 doctors
  • Procedural Skills for Core Medical Trainee year 2 doctors
  • RoBUST – Obstetric Specialist Trainee’s