Is this course for you?

This course is for Existing QC (MGPS) Pharmacists who are currently on the national QC register whom require medical gas CPD and assessment for re registration on the UK national Register.


The aim of the course is to refresh skills and competencies to meet the criteria of both HTM 02-01 and the “UK Pharmaceutical National Medical Gas Group” enabling the student on completion of practical assessment and Exam to be re-registered on to the national register.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify hazards of Medical gases and the necessary precautions
  • Identify and understand the components which make up a medical gas system to HTM 02-01
  • Describe the correct method of cylinder management
  • Complete permit to work forms and define the role of the QC in the PTW process
  • Operate medical gas test equipment (particulate filter, dew point, oil mist and gas analysers)
  • Carry out quarterly testing of manufactured gases
  • Carry out the Pharmaceutical testing as HTM 02-01 standards on newly installed pipework. Including problem solving


The course meets the requirements of “UK Pharmaceutical National Medical Gas Group” (should you require clarification on the registration process it is best to contact Lynn Morrison or Tim Sizer)

Additional information

The course is activity based involving both table top exercises and hands on practical, for the practical gas testing please could you bring your own test equipment so we can compare findings as part of the learning process and share experiences.

Quality Controller retraining and reassessment should be carried out at regular intervals. The recommended interval for refresher training is every 5 years.


Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.      

COVID-secure measures

Following a review of the new government guidance we want to reassure you that the essential training booked at Eastwood Park for the coming weeks is going ahead as planned.

We are operating a COVID-secure environment and will be seeking the co-operation of everyone attending to strictly adhere to these arrangements throughout their stay and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation.

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Medical gases lab

Eastwood Park's live medical gas pipeline system is unique within the UK.


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