County Durham & Tees Valley CLRN Courses and Training Events
County Durham & Tees Valley CLRN offer online courses and local training events throughout the year. Courses currently available are listed below with more dates added throughout the year.
Introduction to GCP:
This is a full day course designed to provide a basic introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the EU Directives, UK Regulations and Research Governance Framework requirements covering clinical trials and other NIHR Portfolio studies conducted within the NHS. The session has a practical focus with the key aim being that participants know what to do to practice excellent GCP when they return to their workplace to ensure that the rights, safety and well-being of patients are always protected.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Following the course, participants will have a demonstrable understanding of the background and practical implications of GCP. This understanding is intended to be a foundation for action about translating principles into practice and give participants the confidence to take a proactive role in improving processes and standards within their own work area.
The course is aimed at site staff involved in the conduct of studies once they have been accepted onto the NIHR Portfolio. Individuals involved in the design and management of portfolio studies are able to access this course but should be aware that it will not address their specific needs.
This three hour course is for experienced research delivery staff who:
- have previously completed either taught or on-line Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training
- have recent practical experience of working in a clinical research environment
- and have a good understanding of the principles and quality standards of GCP and related frameworks.
The course is not suitable for:
- new researchers who do not have experience of working in a clinical research environment
- research staff who are not familiar with GCP, either because training was a number of years ago or because initial training was of poor quality.
The purpose of this Refresher course is to reinforce and consolidate previous learning, provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your practice and raise your awareness of recent and relevant developments in GCP and related areas of research governance. The course will also reinforce the importance of keeping up-to-date with developments and making sure you and your team continue to evaluate their research practice and make improvements if required. You will be signposted to resources and quality tools that will support you.
GCP online training:
Available through the NIHR Learning Management System or telephone 0113 3430406
Booking a Course
Details on booking courses can be found in the Course Schedule document.
Please note - those people who are not undertaking NIHR portfolio related research will be charged a fee. County Durham & Tees Valley Comprehensive Local Research Network will manage course approvals.