What is GCP?

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and that research data are reliable.

Do I need GCP?

Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must be competent to perform their tasks, qualified by education, training and experience.

This is a requirement of the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care 2005, the policy covering all research in the NHS in England, and in law (SI 2004/1031, Schedule 1, Part 2, 8) for those people working on clinical trials.

There are plans to make GCP certification compulsory prior to the completion of CCT. Certification can still be linked with the GIM curriculum.

How can I get GCP?

Certification can be acquired via e-learning, or face-to-face free of charge from the links below:

NIHR CRN e-learning page for GCP:  http://bit.ly/2iezSDl

CRN West Midlands face-to-face training http://bit.ly/2h559U0


Anyone can access and register for an NIHR e-training account. 

Signup and select Introduction to Good Clinical Practice eLearning (Secondary Care) 



All CRN WM courses are advertised and booked via a dedicated website http://wmrtc.org.uk/ 

We wish to thank Susie Harrison (West Midlands CRN) for providing this information. Please email her if there are problems with site access.

Designed and copyrighted by Dr Keith Siau. Last updated 11th June 2019.

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