Postgraduate Certificate & Diploma in Health Research at UoL
The University of Leeds (UoL) are running their introductory course on research training again, from February 2016. This programme aims to cater for the research training needs of a variety of health researchers. The largest group of those seeking to learn health research skills is drawn from National Health Service professionals; the organisation, style and levels of the course have been designed with them in mind.
NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber
A variety of research training and support from a range of providers is available locally to LTHT research staff.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber provides research training including:
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
GCP training is a mandatory requirement for all staff undertaking clinical trials of investigational medicinal products (CTIMPs) at LTHT.
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). The training covers key legislation and provides guidance on conducting research for all members of the research team.
If you have not had any GCP training you must complete a comprehensive introductory course either on line or face to face. Training is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber (CRN Y&H).
Once you have had your initial full training you will need to undertake refresher training every 2 years. Please note - up to date GCP training is a condition of R&I approval (NHS permission) at LTHT.
This is a full day course for those working on clinical trials who will be obtaining informed consent from study participants.
Commercial Research: A Masterclass
This is an interactive workshop designed to help researchers improve collaboration with pharma companies, identify strategies to achieve successful site selection and improve delivery of commercial research.
Building a Successful Clinical Research Programme
This workshop is suitable for those new to research to help identify what you need to consider in order to deliver recruitment to the sponsor’s requirements.
This half day workshop is targeted at research staff, including both principal investigators and research nurses, who undertake feasibility for both commercial and non-commercial studies.
For further information, to book a place on a training course, or to complete your training on line please go to the NIHR CRN website and register on the NIHR Learning Management System (LMS):
link to the website NIHR CRN learning and development pages
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust R&D Team offers a variety of training courses including:
Developing research proposals for fundingResearch in Health and Social Care - A Practical IntroductionStatistical Principles and Analysis of DataCritical Appraisal SkillsQualitative Research Methods.
Training is free of charge to all NHS staff and those from partner agencies working in health and social care within the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber region. Staff from outside the local area are welcomed on all courses.
For further information and current course fees please go to: http://www.cht.nhs.uk/services/non-clinical-a-z/research-and-development/rd-training-and-skills-programme/
Health Research Authority
The Health Research Authority delivers a comprehensive programme of training days each year for HRA committee members, staff and the research community, both locally and nationally. Most training is face to face, usually held at one of the HRA Offices.
For further information go to: http://www.hra.nhs.uk/hra-training/