All clinical research conducted in the NHS must be regulated by strict protocols and approvals. If you are not sure what training you need please contact us on 01722 336262, extension 2026
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
One of the main qualifications needed by staff who are taking part in NHS research is Good Clinical Practice training (GCP). GCP is a guide to carrying out clinical research to a high standard, which includes following protocol, handling data, keeping trial information, ethical considerations and more.
This is a legal requirement and staff will be prevented from taking part in research if this training is not completed. Please contact the Research Department for more information on this or other training.
There are different ways to complete this training, from online courses to day courses in your area. The course is accredited by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), and details of a course near you or online courses can be found by clicking on the icon.
Training through the NIHR includes, but is not limited to:
- Introduction to CGP
- Introduction to CGP Paediatric CGP
- Introduction to Primary Care CGP
- Introduction to Secondary Care CGP
- Informed consent
- Informed consent with capacity issues
When booking a GCP course through the NIHR, please first register with the Learning Management System (LMS) here.
|As another resource, the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has produced a guide book on CGP which can be ordered, or downloaded free from its website. This may be particularly helpful if your trial includes the use of medicinal products. Please click on the MHRA image to view the website. If you are a Trust member and would like a copy of the book, please contact the R&D department.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) also produces training for researchers, which includes data protection in research
|In addition to the above organisations, training exists in-house through the Learning4Health education platform. This training can be accessed through the MLE portal on the Trust education section of the main staff homepage.