Training in the West of England

We are committed to supporting the ongoing professional development of health and care professionals across the West of England region. Throughout the year, we offer a range of training opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills of health and care professionals involved in research and its delivery.

We offer training in a variety of formats:

  • Face to face

  • Online learning

  • Webinars

Accessing training via NIHR Learn

NIHR Learn is the platform we use to deliver our accredited learning programmes. Our programmes have been developed by international leaders from the clinical research field and are available to anyone directly employed by the NHS, UK universities and other publicly funded organisations conducting and supporting research.

You can log in to NIHR learn to view our full range of online and face-to-face courses.

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Face-to-face training

Face-to-face training across the region includes: 

  • Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • GCP Refresher
  • Informed Consent
  • Principal Investigator (PI) Workshop
  • Next Steps in Clinical Research Delivery
  • Dry-Ice Safety and Handling

Our face-to-face training courses are currently suspended, and we are regularly reviewing the situation in collaboration with our partner organisations. Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter for the latest updates.

Specialty specific training

We run an increasing programme of specialty specific training and development activities. For further details, please check the West of England section of NIHR Learn, or contact us on 0117 342 1375 or

Early Career Researchers 

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are recognised as future research leaders. To support the development of this key research workforce, we offer a range of bespoke training opportunities.  Further details of development opportunities can be found by visiting NIHR Learn.

We are seeking to engage with ECRs from a broad range of professional roles and specialties across the region.  If you would like to find out more about how the CRN are working to support ECRs or suggest ideas for training and development, please contact Dr Stephen McGlynn, Workforce Development Lead at

Get in touch

For general training queries, please call 0117 342 1375 or email

External links

NIHR Learn