November 2020

NSF International Provides Complimentary Pharma Training to UK NHS Staff

NSF International is helping UK National Health Service (NHS) employees fighting COVID-19 to increase their technical expertise and maintain their continuing professional development with complimentary pharma training courses through the rest of 2020.

YORK, England – NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, is offering complimentary virtual pharmaceutical training spaces for UK National Health Service (NHS) staff working to fight COVID-19.

Since the beginning of March 2020, NSF has provided UK NHS staff with more than 560 complimentary online NHS training courses on topics such as cleaning validation, data integrity and quality risk management to help NHS workers keep their technical knowledge up to date and continue their professional development.

“NHS employees are at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and vital for the success of our health care system in the UK. This offering demonstrates our appreciation for all the arduous work they do daily,” said Mike Halliday, Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Services at NSF International. “We hope that by providing this training, we can help NHS workers expand their skill set and knowledge and support their career progression.”

When travel and hotel restrictions came into force, NSF transformed its in-person training into virtual courses, utilizing platforms that enhance interactivity and promote discussion. As a result, participants can take part in virtual instructor-led classroom sessions from any remote location without the need to travel. In addition to these virtual courses, NHS staff can enroll in many self-paced eLearning courses for free, allowing them to learn on the go, at a time and pace to suit their needs.

NHS workers can continue to take advantage of this offer throughout 2020. For more details, please contact pharmamail@nsf.org or visit NSF.org to see the full course list.

For media inquiries in Europe, please contact Jessica Van de Gucht at media@nsf.org or +32 2 761 74 18. In North America, contact Kenneth Bearden at media@nsf.org or +1 734 769 5176.

NSF International’s health sciences services include training and education, consulting, clinical research, regulatory guidance, corporate compliance and, separately, auditing, GMP and GLP analytical testing, certification and R&D for the pharma biotech, medical device, dietary supplement and bottled water/beverage industries throughout the product lifecycle. NSF facilitated the development of the only American National Standard (NSF/ANSI 173) that verifies the health and safety of dietary supplements and also tests and certifies products to this standard.