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Course classroom venues

The cost of accommodation is not included in the course cost. If required you should book accommodation yourself directly with the hotel. It is recommended that delegates stay at or close to the course venue as our courses are intensive and sometimes involve evening work.

UK venues

Reading, Berkshire

The Holiday Inn - Reading South, 500 Basingstoke Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0SL, UK. The hotel is very close to Junction 11 of the M4 - 25 miles west of London's Heathrow Airport.

Telephone: + 44 (0) 871 942 9067



A special rate of £121 (including VAT) has been agreed with the hotel (subject to availability). This is for Bed and Breakfast and includes internet access. Quote "Inspired Pharma" when making your booking.

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Manchester Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport,  Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3RA.

The hotel is within easy access of the M56 motorway Junction 6 for Manchester Airport.

The hotel is only a short walk from the airport terminals and train station via the covered Skylink walkway.

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 490 5000



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Central London

Want to make the most of your visit to the UK?  This course is running in central London.   Why not stay a bit longer after the course and see the sights of London?

The Tower Hotel – St Katharine’s Way,  London E1W 1LD – opposite the Tower of London with rooms overlooking Tower Bridge and the Thames.

Telephone: + 44 (0) 800 330 8005

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A special rate of £195 (including VAT) has been agreed with the hotel (subject to availability). This is for Bed and Breakfast and includes internet access. Quote “Inspired Pharma” when making your booking.

Alternately there is an excellent Premier Inn within a short walk of the hotel – see for current rates (generally the earlier you book the lower the cost).

Gatwick Airport, West Sussex 

Sofitel London Gatwick – North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0PH

Telephone: + 44 (0) 1293 567 070



Bed & breakfast rate of £165 per room per night for single occupancy including VAT. This includes Full English and Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and use of the gym.Note that rates may vary depending on availability, so may be subject to some seasonal variability. The rate is for standard bedrooms. Should none be available a £30 per room per night upgrade charge would apply for Superior rooms which are the next room type. Car parking is on site at the Sofitel, with a reduced rate of £15 per car per 24 hours. This is subject to availability. 

Quote “Inspired Pharma” when making your booking.

Alternately there is an excellent Premier Inn within a 2-minute walk of the hotel – see for current rates (generally the earlier you book the lower the cost).

Overseas venues

JAPAN (Osaka)

We have now run four very successful courses in Japan and have plans to do so again as soon as this is practical.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us for more information.


These are held at The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), Fosters Avenue, Mount Merrion, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0) 1 215 8100


For directions and hotel details please visit NIBRT’s own website (details below).

A Radisson Blu hotel is within walking distance of the course venue.

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Do QC labs work to GLP?

This is a commonly asked question on my training courses which is generally misunderstood.  Quality Control (QC) laboratories that are based at classic pharmaceutical manufacturing sites DO NOT work to GLP.

The benefits of being IRCA registered

Our 5-day Pharmaceutical GMP Auditor/Lead Auditor Course is registered with IRCA, the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA Ref:PR325).  This is the world’s premier organisation for professional auditors and sets down minimum standards for auditors and auditor training courses.

Raising non-conformities

Many auditors audit by going into areas, finding things that they don’t like and then announcing their non-conformities at a closing meeting at the end of the audit.  This is somewhat of an old-fashioned way of auditing.This article the best way of dealing with non-compliances using modern standards.

History of the Orange Guide

This article provides a brief overview of the history of this book and also covers why it is certainly no longer a guide.

Documents required by USA GMP (21 CFR 211)

The article covers the requirement of written procedures required by 21 CFR 211

What is a medicine?

A medicine is quite a complicated thing, with a number of definitions that go beyond “making you feel better”.   Whilst making you feel better is probably the goal of all medicines you will see in this article that these four words do not appear in the definition itself!

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Documents required by EU GMP

The list below details the documented procedures specified as being required by EU GMP. It is worth pointing out that many times in GMP there is a requirement to have a “procedure”, but this is not the same as a “documented procedure”.

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About Inspired Pharma

We help people in Pharma organisations to continually improve their regulatory systems to gain competitive advantage and ensure compliance.

We offer a wide range of highly praised and respected classroom and online training courses and also provide our global pharma clients with consultancy support. Our classroom courses are available on a public schedule and also can be customised for inhouse delivery at a client site.

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Our Public Course range

Most of our public courses are currently being delivered using our proven 'live online interactive' courseware enabling you to attend the course from your home or workplace and be heard and seen throughout, just as you would be if we were in a room together. In 2022 we will also begin to offer some traditional classroom courses - see details on each course page.

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Online courses available anytime anywhere 

Data Integrity

Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

Pharma Quality Management Systems module

QP Medicinal Chemistry & Therapeutics module 

QP Quality Management Systems module

Each course typically consists of 10-20 minute chapters of content followed by a quiz based assessment. The QP courses feature tutor assessment too. The learning is accessed over the internet using desktop computers, laptops, tablets and even smartphones.

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