West Anglia CLRN runs and facilitates regular training programmes for NHS staff working in our region.
- IRAS training
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training
These courses are generally free to NHS practitioners working on NIHR CRN Portfolio studies although you are advised to check with Communications Manager Nicola West.
Please note that there is heavy demand for our courses and to minimise the number of places which are not filled, we may charge £75 for non-attendance.
West Anglia CLRN provides IRAS training to NHS staff in the West Anglia region working on NIHR Portfolio studies. Please note that this training is not available to non-NHS staff and that we cannot accept payment from non-NHS staff to attend. All training takes place at the Deakin Learning Centre, Addenbrooke's, Cambridge and is free to participants although lunch/refreshments and parking expenses are not covered. The following dates have been booked for IRAS training for financial year 2013/14:
- Wednesday 25 September 2013
- Wednesday 13 November 2013
More dates will be booked for early 2014. Please keep checking this page for updates. If you would like to attend any of the courses above or go on a waiting list for future dates in 2014 please email Nicola.email@example.com.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training
Bookings for GCP training must be done online through the Learning Management System on the NIHR Clinical Research Network website. Please do not apply direct to West Anglia CLRN for GCP courses as we will not be able to process.
The online Learning Management System (LMS) allows you to book the courses you want, view your learning plan and download and print certificates on course completion.
The aim of this training is to introduce participants to GCP and provide a thorough grounding in the standards required for the conduct of clinical research. Training is either a full course, or a refresher training course aimed at those who have taken the full course within the last two years.
There are two ways of doing Good Clinical Practice training:
- Taught courses - NIHR-run courses at Addenbrooke's and throughout the region
- Online course – NIHR via the Learning Management System
It is strongly recommended that those who are new to clinical research undertake the taught course.
How much does it cost?
All NIHR GCP courses are FREE OF CHARGE. If you are involved in clinical research or interested in learning more about it, please feel free to join a course.
How do I book onto an NIHR GCP course?
To book all taught and online NIHR courses, you must FIRST REGISTER by going to the Learning Management system (LMS):
ALL the information you need is on this site including ALL available courses.
How long does it take?
The full course lasts a day (usually 9-4pm), the refresher 3 hours. The courses can also be completed online. How long the certificate is valid for depends on individual trusts. At Cambridge University Hospitals the certificate is valid for two years. CUH R&D also offer taught GCP courses, and information and contact details about these can be found on their intranet.
Next available dates for 2013:
|Date ||Tutor-led GCP from West Anglia NIHR CLRN (free to NHS staff) ||Tutor-led GCP from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust R&D (open to all NHS staff, fee payable) ||Tutor-led GCP from Primary Care Research Network - East of England|
|24 May ||Papworth Hospital (Introduction) || |
|3 June ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Introduction) || |
|14 June ||Peterborough (Refresher) || |
|20 June || || ||Asplands Medical Centre, Milton Keynes (Introduction to GCP in Primary Care)|
|28 June ||Luton & Dunstable (Refresher) || |
|1 July ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Refresher) || |
|15 Aug ||West Suffolk Hospital (Introduction) || |
|5 Sept ||Peterborough City Hospital (Introduction) || |
|13 Sept ||Luton & Dunstable (Introduction) || |
|17 Sept ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Introduction) || |
|30 Sept ||Papworth Hospital (Refresher) || |
|1 Oct ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Refresher) || |
|10 Oct ||Bedford Hospital (Introduction) || |
|16 Oct ||Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn (Refresher) || |
|13 Nov ||West Suffolk Hospital (Refresher) || |
|29 Nov ||Papworth Hospital (Introduction) || |
|6 Dec ||Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn (Introduction) || |
|12 Dec ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Introduction) || |
This course is 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.
For more information about the West Anglia NIHR CLRN tutor-led courses please contact Kelly Teversham.
For information about the courses run by Cambridge University Hospitals R&D Department please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the courses run by the Primary Care Research Network please contact Eleanor.Harrison@bedfordshire.nhs.uk.