- Start date: 12 November 2020
- End date: 12 November 2020
- Duration: One day
- Fees: £320
- Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Dudley, Birmingham
About the course
Please be advised that we continue to monitor the situation closely and are following government advice and guidance around Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We are aware that there are still many unknowns around the outbreak and we will keep all registered delegates and speakers up to date with any potential changes to the course as a result. What we are able to deliver will be subject to the guidance in place at the time of the course. We will ensure that any relevant safety and hygiene measures are in place and accept bookings on the basis that delegates agree to adhere to any social distancing and other guidance in place at the time of the course.
Please note that in line with our terms and conditions, if the University makes the decision to postpone or cancel the course, delegates will have the option to either defer their booking to the new date or to receive a full refund.
Limit on delegate numbers
Please be advised that due to social distancing guidelines and revised room capacities at the course venue we have reduced the number of delegates we are able to accept onto the course. If you wish to attend the course we recommend you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
About the course
This one-day refresher and reassessment programme is specifically designed for you if you’re required to take the formal assessment of competency required under HTM02 every five years. The aim is to give an opportunity for QC (MGPS) personnel to be aware of developments and best practice and to enhance personal skills.
Please note, this course is only open to those on the current register of QC(MGPS) requiring a refresher training / assessment before the end of 2020.
Who should attend?
This course will be suitable for pharmacists and other health professionals with experience and responsibilities for, or an interest in, medical gas testing. This course is of particular importance to those who require the formal assessment of competency under the HTM02 every five years. The aim is to give an opportunity for QC (MPGS) personnel to be aware of developments and best practice.
This course is only open to those on the current register of QC(MGPS) requiring a refresher training / assessment before the end of 2020.
A one-day course covering:
- Introduction and the work of the Medical Gas Sub group
- Updates (alerts and guidance documents) and incidents to learn from
- Health and safety in practice
- Oxygen PSA generators – my experience
- Commissioning a VIE, Nitrous oxide manifold and MA plant – problems encountered – how should we test? Richard Sutherland, Omicron Projects
- Experiences during the covid-19 war?
- Workshop scenario - Management of an oxygen line shutdown
- Question and answers, pre-course scenario discussion and assessment feedback
Registration for the course is at 09:00 and the we aim to finish at 16:45.
Please note, it is very important you to plan your return travel to enable you to attend the whole course.
* Please note, the reassessment process is of the delegate’s general knowledge of Medical Gas Testing, not necessarily of the knowledge gained during this one-day course. This is to assure ongoing competence of those retained on the QC(MGPS) register under HTM 02-01.
** As part of the formal assessment of competency, you will be sent a pre-course task/scenario to complete to see how you would test etc. This will be sent out four weeks before the course and you should bring it with you to the course as part of the mandatory assessment.
Theresa Hughes - QC (MGPS) & QA Specialist, NHS Reading
Tim Sizer, Regional QA NHS Bristol
Andrew Sully, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Richard Sutherland, Omicron Projects
Fees are VAT exempt
cost of tuition
View our terms and conditions
The course will take place at:
Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley
Milestone Restaurants the Waterfront
Level St, Brierley Hill
Accommodation is not included in the course fee. If you wish to stay at the hotel the evening before the course please contact and book the hotel directly Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill–Dudley
What our delegates say
"A very informative, practical and assessment course. Highly recommended as an update for QCMGPS"
"Essential up-date for equipment and techniques in MGPS and an ideal opportunity for networking"
Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
3.11 School of Chemical and Process Engineering
University of Leeds,
T: + 44 (0)113 343 2494
The Pharmaceutical Medical Gas Testing Refresher and Reassessment programme has been jointly organised by the University of Leeds and: