Welsh Government

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

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

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (6 CPD points) and the Royal College of Nursing Accreditation Unit (7 study hours)

Course Outline:

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

The course is designed to meet the needs of people who are recruiting participants and gathering study data in local research sites in order to apply GCP and the EU Directives, UK Regulations and Research Governance Framework into daily practice. This includes clinical trials and other research conducted within health and social care settings in Wales. The day is built around group activities and work-based scenarios with the aim of preparing participants to improve their implementation of GCP when they return to their workplace. 

Please note the course runs from 9.30 am - 5.00 pm 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: 

  • understand the laws, frameworks and guidelines which govern the set up and conduct of clinical and non-clinical research;
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals and organisations in  research;
  • identify essential documents for the conduct of research;
  • understand the process, roles and responsibilities of receiving informed consent;
  • demonstrate accuracy in case report form completion and data query resolution;
  • demonstrate correct safety reporting requirements. 

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