Welsh Government

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) refresher

Facilitators: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) GCP Facilitators

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (3 CPD points) and the Royal College of Nursing Accreditation Unit (3 study hours)

Course Outline:

This half day course fulfils the mandatory requirements for GCP training update and has been developed by the NIHR in collaboration with the MHRA. It is aimed at all research professionals and staff i.e. principal investigators, research officers, clinical studies officers, research nurses/practitioners and research administrators, who are involved in the conduct of research within the NHS. 

The course is designed to update research professionals and staff by exploring the principles and standards of GCP, the EU Directives, UK Regulations and Research Governance Framework requirements covering clinical trials and other research studies conducted in Wales. Course participants will have opportunity for reflection on their own practice within the context of recent developments, utilising real case examples. 

Please note the course runs from 9.30 am – 1.00pm and a certificate of attendance will only be issued if delegates complete all elements of the training.


Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • identify the laws, frameworks and guidelines which govern the set up and conduct of clinical research;
  • reflect on their own practice in terms of consistency with the GCP principles and standards;
  • identify areas for improvement that reflect common audit and inspection findings;
  • describe recent developments in the regulation of research;
  • aim to transfer GCP knowledge gained from this training into daily practice, to ensure the rights, safety and wellbeing of participants and the quality of the data.

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