Training

Training plays an important role in Richmond Pharmacology’s ongoing staff development. We provide training courses on-site as well as collaborating with a variety of institutions. We also offer training at different levels of qualification and in a wide range of specialist areas.

Key Training Schemes

Entry Level

Health science practitioner

Post Graduate

scientist apprentice scheme

In-house Training

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Life Support Training

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Specialist Training

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Entry Level Qualification

Health Science Practitioner Apprentice Scheme

Richmond Pharmacology and Capital City College Group have developed an apprenticeship scheme which combines a BTEC Level 2 Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course with on the job training.

Apprentices will have the opportunity to join our Clinical Operations Department. They will learn the skills and behaviours needed in clinical care, research, innovation and more - all core competencies needed to succeed as a Health Science Practitioner. Apprentices will be assessed by an Independent Assessment Organisation (IAO) and End Point Assessor (EPA).

Post Graduate Qualification

Clinical Pharmacology Scientist Apprentice Scheme/MSc

Richmond Pharmacology helped launch the Level 7 Clinical Pharmacology Scientist Integrated MSc apprentice scheme. This three year structured training programme aims to address the shortage of qualified clincial pharmacologists and raise the profile of the career.

Further information on the Clinical Pharmacology Skills Alliance »

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In-house Training Programmes

Clinical Research Scientist Rotation Scheme

The Clinical Research Scientist (CRS) Rotation Scheme is a three year post graduate training programme.

Life Science Graduates will experience robust hands-on application of clinical research management within a number of key departments at Richmond Pharmacology. There are six compulsory modules within the key departments including clinical project management, clinical operations and data science. Each module has a duration of six months. At the end of the rotation, the CRS will be adequately equipped to occupy management positions within the company or industry-wide.

On Going Life Support Training

Immediate Life Support Course

Richmond Pharmacology’s London Bridge Unit is an accredited Resuscitation Council UK Course Center. We provide small group sessions, for maximum results, to our clinical staff as well as external candidates, in the areas of resuscitation and Immediate Life Support.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately had to cancel all our planned dates for the remainder of 2020. We hope to be in a position to restart ILS courses at the beginning of 2021 so please keep an eye on our website for further updates

Watch this video to learn more about our ILS course trainer »

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Ultrasound Guided Cannulation (UGC)

Richmond Pharmacology deliver the Ultrasound Guided Cannulation course to all its clinical healthcare professionals. This enables staff to fully utilise ultrasound technology to aid venous cannulation of difficult peripheral veins. The course structure is lecture based, with small group practical sessions and assessments.


British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Level 1 Accreditation

All Research Physicians and Resuscitation Practitioners at Richmond Pharamcology participate in BSE Level 1 accreditation. Level 1 accreditation allows rapid bedside echocardiographic assessment of the acutely unwell patient. It was launched in April 2018 in response to and in anticipation of the Department of Health mandate for 24/7 provision of emergency echo services.


The accreditation process comprises a logbook component of 75 cases collected over a period of 12 months and demonstrating a range of acute pathology, followed by an assessment process which aims to assess technical ability, experience and image interpretation.

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Specialist Pharmacology Training

Advanced training in pharmaceutical medicine

The practical training comprises of modules in six fields of pharmaceutical medicine including Medicines Regulation, Clinical Pharmacology, Statistics and Data Management, Clinical Development, Healthcare Marketplace and Drug Safety Surveillance.

Participants will be equipped with specialist knowledge, skills, and competencies to practise to the highest ethical and professional standards. Successful candidates will be accredited pharmaceutical physicians and be competent in the development and maintenance of medicines that benefit patients and the public.

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Latest news

Upcoming Event

EUFEMED, 3rd Annual Conference, 28-30 April 2021

28-30 April 2021
Dr Jorg Taubel will co-chair a session on day one, which explores how technology has reduced the risks of pandemic effects on Phase I and II trial performance.
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What 20 years of clinical research has taught us about our industry and the future of drug development

June 9, 2021
As Richmond Pharmacology approaches its 20th anniversary our co-founder and CEO reflects on the developments, regulatory changes, and innovations within the life science industry in an article in the PharmaTimes.
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Do we still need challenge trials with COVID-19?

April 21, 2021
Nir Eyal and colleagues suggested that the initiation of COVID-19 challenge trials in response to the UK governments’ call in 2020 remained relevant and important despite the development of approved vaccines and the introduction of an aggressive, UK-wide vaccination policy.
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Novel rate-controlled fentanyl patch shows promise in phase I clinical trial

April 1, 2021
Our expertise in ethnic differences and access to over 12,000 first generation Japanese volunteers accelerated our ability to provide robust clinical trial data to support future applications of new chronic pain medicines to the Japanese drug market.
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