Medical Gases for Service Managers

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. 

The 2020 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2019 course details for further information by clicking the course leaflet and course programme link.

The 2019 course included:

  • The importance of medical gases
  • HTM overview, roles, training and assessment and how the permit to work system works practically
  • Medical gases for pharmacy service managers
  • Living with less oxygen
  • Medical gas source equipment and reserve supplies
  • MGPS – walk through
  • What can go wrong?
  • Quality and risk management issues.


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.

"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"

Course Director:
Mr Tim Sizer - Regional Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Officer South West

Please see the programme above for details of all the invited speakers.

This one day CPD course has been jointly organised by the NHS Technical Specialists Education and Training Group (NHS TSET), and University of Leeds.


Fees include:

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

VENUE FOR 2019: (Venue for 2020 TBC)

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.

Katie Warner

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

T: + 44 (0)113 343 8104