Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT) is an exciting and diverse specialty fundamental to both translational medicine and the working of the NHS. London hosts five world-class biomedical institutions all with highly active, internationally recognised clinical pharmacology units.

Our specialty spans basic biology and therapeutic target discovery, clinical trials, genetic epidemiology, toxicology, medicines safety and comparative effectiveness research (pharmacoeconomics).

London trainees are exposed to a diverse range of excellent training and research opportunities in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as working in some of the most highly rated hospitals in the UK. Many London trainees have gone on to highly successful careers in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair

Prof Raymond MacAllister

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics TPMC chair/TPD

Training Programme Director (TPD)

Prof Raymond

Trainee Representative

Dr Tim Brier

Trainee Rep

London Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics departments and consultants

UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)


T 0203 108 2323

Health Education England (HEE) Operations Officer

Liz Stanbury


T 020 7866 8629

For rotations, ARCPs, OOP.



Trainees will spend time in at least two of the centres in London, to be agreed during the rotation.

Academic training opportunities


CPT trainees are expected to carry out a higher degree during their training (PhD or MD). Assistance in applying for research grants etc is freely available.

Specialty specific research and special interest opportunities


There is an extremely wide range of opportunities available to CPT trainees in London. These range from basic science using animal models and cell free systems through clinical trials and experimental medicine using humans as subjects to genetic epidemiology.

Other specialty specific opportunities

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine – courses

King’s College London Pharmaceutical Medicine – courses​