Clinical Trials

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.

The 2019 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2017 course details for further information by clicking the course leaflet and course programme link.

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
  • Role of R&D in trial 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

  • IMPs vs nIMPs
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP)
  • Clinical trials in oncology and haematology
  • Clinical trials in radiopharmacy
  • Clinical trials in paediatrics
  • Performance management


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.


What did our 2017 delegates say about the course?

"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

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

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


Fees include:

  • cost of tuition
  • course materials
  • lunches
  • light refreshments
  • course dinner.

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel
Otley Road
LS16 5PS

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

The hotel accommodation special rates have now expired, any accommodation requests should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.​​

+ 44 (0)113 343 2494

Jenna Kellett
CPD, Conference & Events Co-ordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Leeds