Develop Consulting Announced as Exclusive UK Delivery Team for GCSA

12 Apr 2022

Midlands-based consultancy firm Develop Consulting has been officially announced as the exclusive UK delivery team for the GCSA accreditation (Global Clinical Site Accreditation).

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The announcement this month solidifies the working partnership between the specialist consultancy and the GCSA accreditation since its inception in 2020, alongside its association with the Internationally Qualified Clinical Research Professionals (IAOCR) which provides accreditation for the clinical research industry.

The GCSA accreditation was developed to support the UK clinical research industry by providing an internationally-recognised benchmark to help sites attract more trials by providing evidence of their quality and process efficiency to sponsors, patients and staff.

The accreditation was developed with the oversight of the GCSA Global Advisory board, made up of industry experts, sponsors, CROs and Trusts.

Sites are independently assessed against the GCSA accreditation’s robust quality standards and are awarded a quality mark for reaching specific criteria in seven areas from feasibility and start-up to study and patient management.

For site’s needing support to improve and achieve accreditation through the GCSA assessment, Develop Consulting’s healthcare team is on hand to facilitate any required improvement activity to help, based on their extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector.

Chair of the GCSA Board, Jacqueline Johnson North, said: “GCSA is setting the standard for organisations globally undertaking clinical trials and we are delighted to be working with DC to deliver this standard across the UK.”

Steve Boam, CEO of Develop Consulting said: “We are proud to have been appointed as the exclusive delivery team for such a unique accreditation which will make such a huge difference to clinical research throughout the UK. Our experienced healthcare team will be able to guide sites as they strive to achieve the accreditation, which in turn will help to attract more clinical research into sites and for sites that require improvement, it gives clear routes of activity so they are able to achieve the accreditations at a later date.”

To find out more about the accreditation process, visit or email

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