Good Clinical Practice - Introductory & Refresher Courses
Staff from organisations which are members of Sydney Health Partners can now undertake free online Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Transcelerate accredited training.
Both introductory training and refresher courses are held regularly throughout the year across our partner organisations. To support the GCP face-to-face training SHP can now offer on-line modules.
GCP is the internationally accepted standard for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting clinical trials to ensure clinical trial conduct is safe and ethical.
All staff working in clinical trials must have accredited training in GCP.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is implementing the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework (NCTGF) which aims to embed clinical trials into routine health care and strengthen the clinical and corporate governance arrangements for those involved in delivering clinical trials.
“LHDs will soon be obliged to ensure that all clinical trials conducted meet national standards for safe and ethical research,” said SHP Research Director, Associate Professor Angela Todd. “We are working with our partners to help them prepare for external review, and as part of that, have purchased a licence to provide GCP training to SHP partner staff.”
Under the new Framework, health services conducting clinical trials will be audited and must show evidence that their site meets the required standards, including GCP training, to ensure ongoing accreditation by the Commission.
Sydney Health Partners is now able to provide the online Good Clinical Practice training program, developed and hosted by Sophie Mepham GCP™. The following online modules are now available and are free for staff of Sydney Health Partners:
Introduction to GCP complies with the standards set by TransCelerate Biopharma Inc., meets ICH Guidelines for GCP and is certified by the CPD Certification Service. This training has been customised to meet the Australian Clinical Trials environment.
This training is suitable for those who have already completed the ‘Introduction to GCP’ and need to keep their knowledge current.
This module is suitable for allied health clinical staff who see clinical trials patients as part of routine care but who are not part of the core research team (such as radiology, pharmacy and pathology).