A key requirement for anyone involved in the conduct of clinical research is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP is the standard and guidelines to which all research is conducted.
We provide GCP training as a taught course and as e-learning.
Our new GCP e-learning course is available now.
Find out more about the course content and when we run them on these pages.
- GCP courses These workshops meet the needs of those people working at site to deliver research designed and managed by others. They are ideal for people delivering research in the NHS.
- GCP Pharmacy Resources Articles, references, documents and weblinks to help develop snd further your knowledge in pharmacy specific good clinical practice.
Why you need GCP training
Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must have training to ensure they are best prepared to carry out their duties. This is laid down in the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care 2005, covering all research in the NHS in England, and in law for those people working on clinical trials.
The principles of GCP state that: Each individual involved in conducting a trial should be qualified by education, training and experience to perform his or her respective task(s). 2.8, E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice
How often do you need to complete GCP training?
This is decided by your Trust/employer, as the answer depends on the research you are involved in and your experience. The regulations and the MHRA require that all staff are trained to carry out their duties on each study they are working on. This is not time bound. If you have just had some training and a regulation changes you will need to be informed of these changes.