Clinical Trials

About the course

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.


Provisional programme

Day 1

  • Clinical trials in the UK – an overview
  • National Pharmacy Clinical Trials Advisory Group
  • Regulatory changes
  • MHRA inspection preparation
  • Workshop
  • Importation of clinical trials
  • Performance management

Day 2

  • Clinical trial 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

  • Auxiliary IMPs
  • 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 the Single Review Process



Course Director:
Lynn Morrison - Regional Quality Assurance Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
A range of other specialists drawn from the NHS will present individual sessions

Fee information

2021 course fee: £695 

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 E: / T: 0113 230 6000 quoting ‘CPD’ and the ‘Clinical Trials’ course.

Please note that at this stage we can’t guarantee rates and availability.

A list of alternative hotels is available on request. Delegates are responsible for their own evening meals except on Monday 16 March when the course dinner is included.

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 – Course Coordinator

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

T: +44 (0)113 343 2494




The Clinical Trials course has been jointly organised by the NHS, Technical Specialist Education and Training (TSET) and the University of Leeds.

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