West Anglia CLRN runs and facilitates regular training programmes for NHS staff working in our region.
- Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)
- Valid Informed Consent
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
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 date has been booked for the current financial year:
If you would like to attend either of the courses above please email Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valid Informed Consent training
This one-day workshop is aimed at clinical staff who need to routinely receive consent from participants for clinical trials / research studies. The course takes place at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and is open to eligible NHS staff working on NIHR Portfolio studies across the West Anglia region.
Staff must have completed GCP training before attending the course.
For more information please email Senior Research Nurse Manager Dr Fiona Maxton: email@example.com.
Dates for 2014:
- Wednesday 28 May
- Thursday 18 September
- Friday 12 December
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 2014:
|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|
|14 Mar ||Luton & Dunstable Hospital (Introduction) || |
|17 Mar ||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (Refresher) || |
|4 Apr ||Peterborough City Hospital (Refresher) || |
|1 May ||Peterborough City Hospital (Introduction) || |
|1 May ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Introduction) || |
|9 May ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Refresher) || |
|15 May ||West Suffolk Hospital (Introduction) || |
|23 May ||Papworth Hospital (Introduction) || |
|11 June ||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (Introduction) || |
|17 July ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Introduction) || |
|21 July ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Refresher) || |
|12 Aug ||West Suffolk Hospital (Refresher) || |
|9 Sept ||Peterborough City Hospital (Refresher) || |
|11 Sept ||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (Refresher) || |
|26 Sept ||Papworth Hospital (Refresher) || |
|22 Oct ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Introduction) || |
|28 Oct ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Refresher) || |
|14 Nov ||West Suffolk Hospital (Introduction) || |
|28 Nov ||Papworth Hospital (Introduction) || |
|10 Dec ||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (Introduction) || |
|11 Dec ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Introduction) || |
|15 Dec ||Addenbrooke's Hospital (Refresher) || |
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.