Clinical Research Delivery


Newcastle University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences has been producing healthcare pioneers since 1834.

In 2022, it is as innovative as it is historic. The proof is in its research, education, impact, and global reach excellence. The faculty ranks among the UK’s top 10; the world’s top 150 for clinical, pre-clinical, and health studies; as well as the world’s top 100 for medicine.

Newcastle University‘s Clinical Research programme began in 2008 and this year we have created a new PGCert in Clinical Research Delivery, developed with support from the NIHR-AoMRC Clinical Researcher Credentials Framework. The course will enable experienced healthcare professionals to contribute to clinical research delivery and develop future leaders. The course will be:

  • delivered by academics and NHS clinical researchers, all active in their fields
  • flexible and online to accommodate busy working professionals.
  • delivered by the newly awarded Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NIHP), one of eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK. AHSC’s allow unique partnerships between researchers and healthcare staff working at the front line delivering patient care.

Course Overview

The course comprises three modules:

  • Integrity, Infrastructure and Information Governance in Healthcare Research
  • Study Design, Data Management and Communication of Clinical Research
  • Research Delivery in Practice

The first two modules are interactive and taught online and the ‘Research Delivery in Practice’ module is based in your workplace; so your new skills can be directly applied in your own work environment, under the mentorship of experienced senior clinical researchers.

Find out more information, including how to apply here.

Find out more about the expert staff on our new PG Cert:


DHSC bursaries are available to support approximately 36 learners’ course fees to undertake the PGCert from September 2022.

To be eligible for a competitive bursary learners must:

• Have the support of their employer

• Work in England in an NHS setting (includes Primary care)

• Commit to completing the full Postgraduate Certificate

• Agree to provide information for up to 5 years about the impact of the course on their future career

It is helpful if you have identified a supervisor for the practical experience, but should you not have one, we can help with the matching.

Please note the deadline for bursary applications is Sunday 5 June 23:00.

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