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Good pharmacovigilance practice

Joining and working for the Inspectorate

Reaching for the sky

When I applied to join the Inspectorate I was working as a Qualified Person. I’d been on the receiving end of many inspections and thought that the role looked to be a hugely interesting one with a great amount of …

GPvP inspections of contract service providers - August 2016 update

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Jigsaw piece with the word outsourcing

In July 2003 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) introduced a statutory pharmacovigilance inspection programme of marketing authorisation holders (MAHs) in the United Kingdom. The revisions to the pharmacovigilance legislation implemented in 2012 are supportive of the inspection of …

PIC/S - Press release and news of MHRA hosted meetings and seminar, July 2016

PIC/S Seminar Delegates

Just 4 weeks ago the MHRA hosted the PIC/S Committee meeting, PIC/S Executive Bureau meeting, and PIC/S Annual Seminar at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester.

MHRA data integrity guidance: 18 months on

MHRA has produced draft GxP data integrity guidance for industry and we welcome your comments”

Eighteen months have passed since the MHRA published its GMP data integrity guidance. Since then we have seen pharmaceutical industry make significant effort to implement the guidance globally. It has been encouraging to see industry stakeholders and regulatory partners adopting …

PIC/S 2016 - Manchester

PIC/S 2016 Logo

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK is honoured to be the host of the 2016 PIC/S Seminar. This is an annual international event attended by both member and non-member authorities of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S). …

1st birthday - reflections on the last year of blogging

Birthday cake with one lit candle

A year ago today we launched the MHRA Inspectorate blog.  Now, after 12 months of activity it’s a good time to reflect on where we are and what’s to come.

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

EU Inspector Training: GPvP Inspectors from the MHRA, EU and beyond and EMA staff who coordinated the event.

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, …

MHRA GPvP Inspection Metrics for April 2014 to March 2015

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Individual studying metrics

The MHRA GPvP inspectorate recently published their latest inspection metrics for the period of April 2014 to March 2015. The full metrics report is available on GOV.UK. The report concludes that in the period April 2014 to March 2015, MHRA conducted a …

PIC/S - Press release and news of MHRA chair in 2016/17

Attendees at the 2015 PIC/S Annual Seminar, Indonesia

Back in October I attended, with MHRA colleagues, the PIC/S (Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme) committee meeting and annual seminar that was this year hosted by the Indonesian National Agency for Drug and Food Control (NADFC). In the new year I'll …

Helping us to help you – 5 top tips for making enquiries to the MHRA Inspectorate

Helping us to help you by a) check our blog/pages of the website, b) be specific by which GXP your query relates to c) be specific about what your query relates to d) be specific about which company/site your query relates to e) give your proposal of what you intend to do

The MHRA Inspectorate receives several hundred enquiries via email each year. Answering queries is one of the key ways we support industry. It provides reassurance to our stakeholders, aiding them in their decision-making processes, helping to ensure they don’t fall …