Clinical Trials

About the course

The 2022 Clinical Trials course is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive details of the 2023 course as they become available please email

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 

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

The course will be particularly relevant to you if you have an interest in pharmacy with a leaning towards the provision, facilitation and evaluation of clinical trials in health care, and the preparation and supply of materials for trials. The course is suitable if you have general or specialist experience in clinical trials, or if you’re wishing to gain an understanding of trials before moving into this field.



Please note: Although we remain devoted to the programme specified, we reserve the right to vary the programme 
in detail if required to do so by factors beyond our control.

Day 1

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 2

  • 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 3

  • 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

We will confirm dates for the next Clinical Trials course shortly. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive details of the course as they become available please email

This course is available for NHS delegates only

Course fee: £TBC

Fees are VAT exempt

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • course materials

  • lunches

  • light refreshments

Delegates are advised to book early in case any covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of the course result in reduced venue/room capacities and attendee numbers. We will be accepting bookings on a first come first served basis and if we do need to reduce numbers by cancelling bookings delegates will be informed at least four weeks prior to the course and a full refund will be issued.

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, we can book this on your behalf and add it to your invoice.

The below rates are for a superior double room and include VAT:
Sunday evening, bed and breakfast: £90
Monday – Tuesday evening, bed and breakfast per night: £94

Please let us know if you require accommodation as soon as possible to guarantee rates and availability.

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 
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, 3.11
University of Leeds,

t: +44 (0)113 343 2494


Please note, the CPD team are currently working remotely due to covid-19 and therefore unable to be contacted by phone. If you have any queries please send us an email to the above email address – Many thanks.



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