Clinical Trials

About the course

The Clinical Trials short course has been developed by NHS TSET (the Technical Specialist Education and Training group) and is facilitated by the University of Leeds.

For more information about TSET, visit their website.

This course is available for NHS delegates only

What will I learn?
The course comprises a series of presentations and workshops, supplemented with distance learning activities. You’ll cover:

  • GCP/GMP legislation (including preparation for inspection)

  • clinical trial set-up and management

  • manufacture of IMPs and QP release

  • clinical trials in specialist areas.

How will I benefit?
This course will give you an opportunity to develop and update your knowledge and skills, and gain experience on a variety of aspects of Good Clinical Practice relating particularly to the conduct of clinical trials.

Who should attend?

This course is available for NHS delegates only, working within pharmacy services

The course is suitable if you have general or specialist experience in clinical trials. Please note that this course is not aimed at absolute beginners, we recommend attending the course when you have 6-12 months’ experience in the field. We also recommend that in preparation for the course, delegates read the MHRA Good Clinical Practice Guide. The section listing abbreviations is particularly useful.


The 2024 programme will be available in due course. In the meantime, take a look at the programme for 2023 below.

Day one:

Registration: 08:30 – 09:00

  • Clinical trials in the UK – an overview

  • National Pharmacy Clinical Trials Advisory Group

  • Performance management

  • Regulatory update

  • MHRA inspection preparation

  • MHRA inspection prepraration – audit tool workshop

  • Importation of clinical trials

Day two:

  • Clinical trial set-up

  • Clinical trials set-up workshop

  • Costing pharmacy resource for clinical trials

  • Trial management, accountability and pharmacovigilence (workshop)

  • Manufacture of IMPs GMP vs GCP

  • Role of the QP

Day three:

  • IMPs vs nIMPS (Auxiliary IMPs)

  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP)

  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) workshop

  • Clinical trials in radiopharmacy

  • Clinical trials in paediatrics

  • Clinical trials in oncology and haematology

  • Work of the HRA and Pharmacy Assurance

Course ends: 15:30


Course Director:
Lynn Morrison - Regional Quality Assurance Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

A full list of course speakers will be available soon

Fee information

This course is available for NHS delegates only, please note that this year we have introduced a cap of 3 delegates per organisation.


Fees are VAT exempt

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • course materials

  • lunches

  • light refreshments

View our terms and conditions

Venue details

The course will take place at Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.​​

Weetwood Hall Estate
Otley Road
West Yorkshire
LS16 5PS


The course will take place at Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.

If you require accommodation, and wish to stay at the course venue Weetwood Hall Estate please contact Emma Barker or Stevie Standerline E: / T: 0113 230 6000 quoting ‘CPD’ and the ‘Clinical Trials’ course.

Bedrooms are subject to availability and the following rates (including VAT) apply with a ‘48 hours prior to arrival with no cancellation fee’ policy: Sunday, bed and breakfast £88 per night, Monday – Tuesday, bed and breakfast £92 per night, for sole occupancy in a superior double room. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment with availability. A list of alternative hotels is available on request. Delegates are responsible for their own evening meals.

What our delegates say

"Excellent course for beginners with loads of information. Step towards advancement of clinical trial knowledge. Would highly recommend to everyone." Salford Royal NHS FT

"By far the best training I have had. Well planned and well executed. A big thank you to all staff who put in great effort and making sure delegate receive the best from the course." CECM, Barts Cancer Institute

"This is an excellent course for all those involved in hosting & sponsoring trials, no matter how experienced you are. Overall excellent speakers and course material. Highly recommended." University College London Hospital NHS Trust

"Well thought out course covering a range of clinical trial aspects. Very useful for both new and experienced pharmacy clinical trial staff." Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Contact us

Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
University of Leeds,

T: +44 (0)113 343 2494


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