Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must have training in Good Clinical Research 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.  Within Gloucestershire the requirement is to undertaken GCP training every 3 years.  

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.

 

COURSES AVAILABLE

Courses are available either through the West of England Clinical Research Network or ourselves, see details below.

 

WEST OF ENGLAND CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK

The West of England Clinical Research Network forms part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN).  The NIHR CRN is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS.  They operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre.  West of England is one of those branches providing support for clinical trials and other well designed studies in all areas of disease and clinical need.

They provide training on GCP.  Attendance is free to NIHR-funded staff, but please note that as these sessions are expensive to run, a fee of £75 will be charged to employing Trusts if a booking is made and the place is not taken up without good reason and due notice.

Download a copy of the NIHR Training Programme for GCP  NIHR CRN Training Programme. 

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE RESEARCH TEAM

Gloucestershire Research Support Service has put together a training programme for NHS employees involved in research, who require GCP training.  Anyone who is in Clinical Trials of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTiMP) must undertake GCP training and other researchers should attend too.

 

GCP & Informed Consent - Induction Sessions

The team will be holding the following session(s): 

Date

Time

Venue

February 10, 2017

09:15am- 16:30pm

Room F8, Redwood Education Centre, GRH

May 23, 2017

09:15am - 16:30pm

Room 2, Sandford Education Centre, GRH

October 9, 2017

09:15am - 16:30pm

Room F8, Redwood Education Centre, GRH

February 7, 2018

09:15am - 16:30pm

Room 9, Sandford Education Centre, CGH

If you are able to attend one of these sessions, please email donna.burnham@nihr.ac.uk to obtain an enrolment key, in order to access the booking form.

Attendance is free, but please note that as these session are expensive to run, a small fee may be charged to cover administrative costs, if a booking is made and the place is not taken up without good reason and due notice.

 

GCP Refresher Sessions

Currently it is a countywide policy to have an update every 3 years. 

The team will be holding the following session(s):

Date

Time

Venue

January 27, 2017

09:00am - 12:00noon

Room F1, Redwood Education Centre, GRH

May 4, 2017

09:00am - 12:00noon

Room 6, Sandford Education Centre, CGH

September 19, 2017

09:00am - 12:00noon

Room F9, Redwood Education Centre, GRH

January 12, 2018

09:00am - 12:00noon

Room 9, Sandford Education Centre, CGH

If you are able to attend one of these sessions, please email donna.burnham@nihr.ac.uk to obtain an enrolment key, in order to access the booking form.

Attendance is free, but please note that as these session are expensive to run, a small fee may be charged to cover administrative costs, if a booking is made and the place is not taken up without good reason and due notice.