Compliance matters

Good Distribution Practice - Qualification of suppliers, a helpful reminder of the 3 steps needed to assure supply chain integrity

We have recently had a number of situations where companies have not understood the obligations placed on them by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 Regulation 44 (2) and (3) and Good Distribution Practice in relation to qualification of suppliers. In …

The GPvP inspectorate promote compliance and best practice at 2 successful events

Late last year the GPvP inspectorate ran its own symposium and contributed heavily to the EU pharmacovigilance inspector training event. GPvP symposium The GPvP inspectorate held a sell-out symposium in London in November attended by approximately 350 delegates. GPvP inspectors highlighted requirements, …

Refrigerated medicinal products, part 1: receipt and storage - some things to consider

Patient safety is the end objective for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and those healthcare professionals administering to patients. This blog is in 2 parts and draws on some of the findings from good distribution practice (GDP) inspections, references to the EU GDP …

Training matters

I have recently started as the Inspectorate’s learning and development manager. My background is in pharmacy, working in both community and hospital before joining the agency over 20 years ago. I can truthfully say I have enjoyed every minute here, …