The Training Academy

Sept_Training_AcademyThe Academy as first launched at the end of 2014 as a service to the Life Science industry within the UK. Clinical Professionals have identified a lack of newly trained candidates to fill the abundance of entry level roles within the industry, in particular, the Clinical Drug Development area. 85% of core functions in clinical trials are now being outsourced and there is an absence of any graduate programs offered by CRO’s and Pharma. If this issue is not resolved the diminishing talent pool will reach a crisis point, leading to a detrimental effect on the industry as a whole. Cost to industry will significantly increase as a declining workforce demand higher salaries which means higher costs to both insourced and outsourced models. Continue reading

Clinical Professionals Industry Analytics Reports

CPIndustryAnalyticsCoverAt Clinical Professionals we aim to be aware of the latest industry events and news whilst also aspiring to be at the forefront of the latest analysis and reporting.

This enables us to provide concise and top notch quality service for both our clients and our candidates. Whilst helping the industry to evolve and progress as a whole.

Europe (Clin Reg QA)Consequently Clinical Professionals are happy to announce that we have collaborated with Vacancysoft to create monthly reports that provide an in depth analysis of vacancies across various sectors, countries and companies.

These reports also aim to bring insight into how the Life Science industry progresses, by identifying new and upcoming job roles, areas and locations that are becoming more prominent due to higher frequency of vacancies.Germany (Clin)

Not only do the reports allow for Clinical Professionals to respond proactively to the demand but it also aids clients in their business development strategies.

For more of our reports please follow the link below

Clinical Professionals Attends Silver Line Afternoon Tea

Silver Line Tea In December 2014 Clinical Professionals Group made The Silverline their corporate charity. Yesterday Natalie and Neil from Clinical Professionals visited the Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair to represent the company at the Silver Afternoon Tea event, hosted by Esther Rantzen  Founder of The Silver Line.

The event featured a small gathering of companies who elected The Silver Line as their charity of the year, as well as a few partners and members of the press. Continue reading

Lilly/Boehringer diabetes drug Jardiance cuts CV deaths 38%

boehringer and eli lillyEli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Jardiance has become the first diabetes drug to show a significant reduction in cardiovascular deaths in a dedicated outcomes study.

According to data* from the 7,000-plus patient trial EMPA-REG OUTCOME, Jardiance (empagliflozin) cut the risk of cardiovascular death by 38% when added to standard of care in type II diabetics at high risk of CV events. Continue reading

Key Cellular Enzyme found that could be Effective Drug Target for Urologic Cancer Cells

Clear_cell_renal_cell_carcinoma_high_mag_croppedResearchers at the SUNY Upstate Medical University have found that a key cellular enzyme, c-Abl, could be an effective drug target in cancer cells for urologic cancers, such as prostate and kidney.

Currently kidney cancer is known to be resistant against chemotherapy and radiation. About 61,000 new cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed each year, with about 14,000 people dying from the disease making this breakthrough quite significant. Continue reading

Clinical Professionals’ Acquisition by CPL

Clinical Professionals to Exhibit at PSI ConferenceYvette Cleland CEO of Clinical Professionals Ltd is delighted to announce its acquisition by Ireland’s leading employment services group, CPL Resources PLC.

As Europe’s leading life science staffing company we strive to provide the highest quality service for both candidates and clients whilst priding ourselves in being innovators within the life science industry. The acquisition by CPL Resources PLC not only strengthens our portfolio of client services but also sees us become part of an organisation that shares our values and expertise in professional staffing.

CPLWith a turnover of €400m and 32 offices in 9 different countries, CPL Resources PLC will be providing Clinical Professionals with an extended pan European presence and the ability to offer clients greater solutions to their staffing needs with specialist life sciences RPO and MSP services. The acquisition will offer blue chip financial backing during our continued expansion in the life science industry continuing to improve all services we offer to our valued clients and candidates alike.

Under CPL we aim to achieve exceptional milestones through opportunities and knowledge that will bring experience to our business. Currently Clinical Professionals’ services include permanent, contract and interim recruitment services with the capability now to provide an even greater solution to the Life Sciences staffing industry.

“We have been very impressed by the passion and focus of the Cpl people and culture. The combination of Cpl and Clinical Professionals creates a strong specialty brand portfolio focused on the Regulatory, Medical Technology and Life Sciences sectors. This is an excellent next step for us and will deliver exceptional opportunities for our clients and candidates”.

Yvette Cleland, CEO of Clinical professionals Ltd

While the acquisition will be improving and expanding our offered services, the Clinical Professionals brand will continue to represent our core values within the life science market.

For any more information about any of the services below, and how Clinical Professionals can help with your staffing requirements, send an email to or call our head office +44 (0)118 9594 990

•    Contingency permanent recruitment
•    Contract recruitment – freelance and PAYE via Clinical Professionals/Only Medics
•    Search and selection permanent recruitment
•    Specialist ‘project-based’ interims via Clinical Professionals/Only Medics
•    FSP outsourced teams across Europe
•    MSP and RPO Offering
•    Industry analysis and staffing guidance
•    Hosted employment
•    The Academy – Unique Training academy for professionals in the industry
•    Physician to Pharma – Specialist conference Preparing physicians for movement into the pharmaceutical industry

Need a Cost Effective and Exceptional Clinical Research Administrator (CTA)?

Graduate Academy With the continued investment in the UK Life Sciences market, staff and crippling skill shortages are still apparent. Clinical Professionals has created and fully funded a training and competency program for UK Graduates.

In May 2015 Clinical Professionals launched a CTA Academy and successfully placed graduates in first into industry roles, supported by professional registration from The Science Council and 12 months of onsite CPD. Global pharma and CRO’s alike have now employed these exceptional graduates.

Our next program for training goes live on the 7th of September 2015. UK graduates are experiencing escalating barriers to entry into life sciences when clients expect experienced candidates to be readily available for roles.

This is no longer a reasonable expectation and the Clinical Professionals Group fully fund,  then train and support these fabulous life science graduates through their first industry role.Graduates

Support us in supporting UK graduates and contribute to the life sciences industry that we are passionate about, in considering the placement of a Graduate CTA for your team. We are having a client open day on 18th September and we would be delighted to see you there to meet with our new graduates seeking their first to industry role and hear more about the involvement of the Science Council.

Please contact Nikki Harrison via email on

Clinical Professionals has been Shortlisted for APSCo Awards 2015

APSCoClinical Professionals are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted for the APSCo “Innovator of the Year” award and “Recruitment Company of the Year £5-£50m turnover”. Both awards are in recognition of professional staffing. Clinical Professionals is Europe’s leading Life Sciences staffing business placing exceptional candidates in the globes leading pharma, biotech and med tech organisations and working at close hand with the many emerging SME Life Sciences companies in the UK and Europe. We work with our clients to find innovative and cost effective solutions to their staffing requirements in an industry that is continually challenged by skills shortages.

APSCo is the professional staffing industry trade body, and works to ensure that their members abide to the high quality standards and codes of conduct set by the organisation. The ‘Innovator of the Year’ award rewards the member or individual that has ‘conceived and brought to the recruitment market the most innovative or pioneering idea over the past 12 months’. While the ‘Recruitment Company of the year’ award recognises market ‘that has most consistently demonstrated the professional values and exceptional performance’.

The next stage of the award process will require Clinical Professionals to go before a specialist panel of judges, the winner is then selected after this stage based on the nominee’s performance. Since Clinical Professional’s inception, we have gained numerous awards and accolades, the latest of which was being “Highly Commended” at the Global Recruiter awards that took place at the end of June. We hope that this year’s APSCo awards will help gain us further recognition, especially for our Graduate Academy which is ground-breaking in its concept and is now allowing our talented UK Life Sciences graduates to gain entry level roles in industry. Being shortlisted alone gives us great optimism and motivates us further to be the best for our candidates, clients and staff alike.

Yvette Cleland, CEO of Clinical Professionals Group, commented

“It is no longer good enough to just be an exceptional recruiter, professionally staffing now needs to partner more closely than ever with its client base to not just supply staff, but lead the way with innovation is both creating and supporting the growth of skills across the UK. Our Innovation nomination clearly demonstrates our passion for our industry and added value service leading to a further nomination for Recruitment Company of the year. None of these great accolades would be possible if we were not also privileged to have an industry leading team”

Google’s Alphabet Restructuring will Help Focus Attention on the Company’s Health Ventures

googleGoogle have dominated the tech news this week as it announced its plans to re-organise the company and sub divisions over the next coming months in order to create a more streamlined and leaner organisation.

The technology titan has created an over-arching holding company (Alphabet), which Google and its various other companies will become subsidiaries of. Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey will run Alphabet, whilst Google will be run by its serving chief executive Sundar Pichai. Continue reading