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The Focus of Audits – Have we got it right?

The focus of audits : as a pharmaceutical trainer, auditor and consultant I meet a lot of auditors and look at audit mechanisms a great deal. My impression is that the focus is not always right.

Auditing – Opening and closing meetings – How to do them professionally

No matter what type of audit you are involved in it is essential that it starts and finishes well. Opening and closing meetings offer the forum to do this. A well run and professional opening meeting sets the scene for the audit and, if done well, creates a great first impression. Likewise, a well run closing meeting draws the audit to a close in a professional and controlled manner.

Basic audit findings and EU GMP clauses

This article lists a number of common basic audit findings and the corresponding clause in EU GMP that is relevant. Readers should note that there is often some repetition in GMP, so I have tried to find the best single clause.

Exciting news – the classroom returns

News Update – traditional classes to complement our ‘live online interactive’ format; new January date for Lead Auditor course; new versions of our online courses.

New live online interactive format a great success

All of our training courses are now being delivered using our ‘live online interactive” format. Making the transition away from classroom delivery has been challenging especially for the team delivering our highly successful and intensive 5-day Pharmaceutical GMP Lead Auditor course. But the reviews in this article show how we have risen to that challenge.

GMP Auditing Articles and News

Read our articles on GMP auditing relating to regulatory compliance in the Pharma industry . The 5 most recent articles are shown in the slider and the rest are shown in date order below.

Successful Japan Lead Auditor course

Successful Japan Lead Auditor course

We successfully delivered our highly praised GMP Auditor/ lead Auditor training course in Osaka, Japan, for the third time a few weeks ago. The course will be presented again in Osaka next year in early March 2020

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Design Criteria for an Effective QMS

Design Criteria for an Effective QMS

Most of you will already have a QMS that has already been designed so  the contents of this video will help you to consider how you can evolve an existing QMS to cope with new regulatory requirements, QMS ideas and business pressures. In this video we begin to examine...

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A Quality Manual – what is it and what should it contain?

A Quality Manual – what is it and what should it contain?

A Quality Manual is a very useful document that not only gives guidance and direction to an organisation’s own personnel, but gives a potential customer, inspector or auditor an appreciation of an organisation from the outside. If designed well it can be used as a tool to sell an organisation, to show what a positive quality ethos they have and can show how good an organisation is and how seriously it takes its Quality Management System.

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Planning to perform audits

Planning to perform audits

As with everything else in life, planning is everything. An audit is much more effective for everyone concerned if the auditor takes a short amount of time to plan the audit correctly. This article incudes a checklistlist of things to include in the planning of any effective audit.

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Management Review – who, what, where and when?

Management Review – who, what, where and when?

The idea of Management Review meetings has only been a formal GMP requirement for the past 5 years or so. In the many visits that I do to pharmaceutical manufacturing sites I see these done – but rarely done well, which is a real shame. So what are these GMP Management Review meetings, why do we have them, what should be discussed, who should attend and how often should we have them?

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Standards to use when auditing suppliers

Standards to use when auditing suppliers

If you are working to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) then you will need to audit many of your suppliers. GMP does not really tell you what pharmaceutical supplier standards you should or could use when auditing your suppliers this post lists of all the key standards to use when auditing suppliers including links to all of the key documents and authorities.

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EU GMP Chapter 9: Self-Inspection – time for an update?

EU GMP Chapter 9: Self-Inspection – time for an update?

In the past few years eight of the nine chapters of EU GMP have been updated. However, Chapter 9 has not been updated at all. This is strange as GMP’s stance on Quality Management System thinking has evolved a lot of the past few years, so surely the requirements for the number one mechanism that you have to evaluate this system should be updated too? Here are my thoughts

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Data Integrity – why all the fuss?

Data Integrity – why all the fuss?

The careful and secure control of data and records has become a hot topic at regulatory inspections recently. One reason for this is the increased use of computer systems to hold data in one form or another. Let me give you an example of how keeping data accessible can become problematic with a non-pharmaceutical example from my own childhood.

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