Understanding Microbiology for Aseptic Services

Following the successful first running of the new one day microbiology for aseptic services course we are pleased to announce a further date for 2018. The course will run again in Leeds on Tuesday 18 September and early registration is highly recommended. The April course was fully booked with a large waiting list so please register early to avoid dissapointment.

The full programme for September is now available to view or download above. The course will cover:

  • intelligent monitoring
  • interpretation of data
  • control measures
  • trending data
  • and investigations


The course will be delivered via:

  • presentations
  • demonstrations
  • interactive discussions
  • and workshops

This course has been specifically designed to give you an overview of practical microbiology and is ideal for those currently working in the aseptic services field. In particular accountable pharmacists should consider attending this course along with:

  • releasing officers
  • chief/senior technicians
  • authorised pharmacists
  • product approvers
  • and production managers
The April course was a great success and we are currently compiling the delegates feedback. Comments will be added here shortly.

This new one day course will be delivered by experts in the NHS Pharmaceutical Microbiology field.

Course Director: 
John Rhodes
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Consultant, Stockton

Organising team and speakers:

Linda Musker, QA Specialist, Specialist Pharmacy Service North
Mark Oldcorne, All Wales QA Pharmacist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Vikki Robbins, Senior Analyst R&D QCNW (Liverpool), The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals
Vicky Tickle, Head Microbiologist, Stockton Quality Control Laboratory
Bernie Sanders, Regional QA Specialist East Midlands, Nottingham University Hospitals


The course fee includes cost of tuition, course materials, lunch and light refreshments. 

Village Hotel Leeds (Leeds North)
186 Otley Road
LS16 5PR

Road directions: M621, Jct 2; Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford InternationalAirport: (8 miles); Nearest train station: Leeds Station: (3 miles)

Accommodation is not included in the course fee. If you do require any accommodation please contact the Village Leeds North Hotel directly to check availability, book and pay for your accommodation.

If you wish to receive a list of alternative hotels close to the course venue or in Leeds City Centre please email us at cpd@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk 

Katie Warner
Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, 3.11
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

T: +44 (0)113 343 8104

E: cpd@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk