Medical Gases for Service Managers

About the course

The Medical Gases for Service Managers 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 

What will I learn?
This course will cover:

  • the general provision of medical gases

  • the legal position, roles and duties of personnel involved in the provision of medical gases

  • a description of services and some potential problems and hazards

  • a guided walk-through of the medical gas pipeline systems and cylinder management

How will I benefit? 
Medical gases are an essential part of modern medical therapy and treatment, but where do they come from, and how do they get to the patient? This is a subject and a task that tends to be taken somewhat for granted in most hospitals, but medical gases are medicines and as such are one of the responsibilities of chief pharmacists, matrons or senior managers in hospitals where pharmacists are not present. 

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you’re a senior manager who’s involved in or responsible for the supply, provision and quality of medical gases in your hospital.


The 2021 course includes:

  • The importance of medical gases

  • HTM overview, roles, training and assessment and how the permit to work system works 

  • Medical gases for pharmacy service managers

  • Medical gas source equipment and reserve supplies

  • MGPS – walk through

  • What can go wrong?

  • Medical gas training and competency, reducing risk, improving efficiency and promoting best practice

  • Quality and risk management issues.


Course Director:
Tim Sizer - Director of NHS TSET Healthcare CPD

Invited speakers:
Richard Goodman
, NHS England & NHS Improvement
Philip Harman, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Paul Jones, Consultant (Medical Gases)
Richard Maycock, Medical Engineering Systems Ltd


Fee information

Course fee £TBC

Fees are VAT exempt

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • course materials

How to Book

Register your interest or request a manual booking form by emailing the CPD team

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Venue details

The Nowgen Centre
Meeting and Event Facilities
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

The Nowgen Centre is approximately one mile from Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations, and less than 10 miles from Manchester International Airport, making the training facility easily accessible by train, air,  bus, car, or on foot.

Parking is available at the adjacent Grafton Street multi-story car park.

The Nowgen Centre
29 Grafton Street
M13 9WU

Directions to the venue will be included in the delegate joining instructions. 

Should you require overnight accommodation in close proximity to the Nowgen Centre, please see the links on the Centre website here.

What our delegates say

"A much needed course which I will be recommending to fellow chief pharmacists"

"Excellent course, knowledge gap significantly improved. Very practical. Feel I could be more challenging in the workplace setting now"

“Really good overview of medical gas issues and the Chrief Pharmacist’s rols in medical gas safety”

“Excellent, informative course. I came away with lots of questions to ask my Trust, and feel much clearer about my responsibilities”


Contact us

CPD Course Coordinator

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

T: + 44 (0)113 343 8104


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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