Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

A key requirement for anyone involved in the conduct of clinical research is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP is the ethical and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. GCP training is mandatory for research staff involved with clinical trials at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Please follow the link below for information on how to register on the NIHR Learning Management System and book on local GCP training courses or online GCP training: 

At present, we recommend that research staff who are new to clinical research complete the Face to Face Introduction to GCP training course or the GCP e-learning course and then GCP training is refreshed every 2 years by attending a GCP refresher course.

The principles of GCP state that: 

Each individual involved in conducting a trial should be qualified by education, training and experience to perform his or her respective task(s). (2.8, E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice) 

In addition, this course is designed to highlight the additional regulatory requirements applicable to Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products so is particularly relevant to those involved with this sub-set of trials.

Compliance Frequency

An update is required every 2 years for staff members still actively participating in research. The R&D team keep a training record & will provide update reminders. 

Useful Links



Clinical Trials Toolkit


Research Design Service