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Good Distribution Practice course

GDP made interesting - a highly interactive, educational and enjoyable one-day GDP training course delivered using our proven live online interactive technology 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.
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GDP made interesting – a highly interactive, educational and enjoyable GDP training course delivered using our proven live online interactive technology

Our 1-day GDP Training course will help you to learn about GDP and how it is applied during the warehousing and transportation of pharmaceutical products?

Are you used to working with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and need an insight into the principle similarities and differences between GDP and GMP?  Are you considering becoming a Responsible Person (RP)?  Are you involved in GDP activities?  If so, then this course is for you.

Attend this course and you will leave with a clear understanding of the requirements of EU GDP and how it is used.

Some key features of our 1-day Good Distribution Practice course:

Lively and highly interactive course

Our 2-day format is designed to ensure that  this is a lively and highly interactive course with practical workshops and exercises throughout the programme. See the incredible feedback from delegates about our ‘live online interactive ‘ courses  in this article.

Maximum class sizes

For maximum interactivity and effectiveness, our class size is limited to  either 10 delegates  (live online interactive)  or 12 delegates (classroom) with at least two tutors. The quality and effectiveness of our courses is unrivalled in the industry.

Make a Booking

Our one-day Good Distribution Practice training course is available on the following dates:

2021

Venue for all dates: Your home or workplace using our proven ‘live online interactive’ courseware. From the list below select the date you want to make a booking (dates in blue are ‘Waiting List’ only):

Wednesday 8th September 2021

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Booking details

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Course cost

£695  per delegate plus VAT. Course will be charged in GB pounds.

However delegates from outside the UK but within the European Union (EU) will not be charged VAT if they supply their own company’s national VAT number when booking. VAT will not be charged for any delegates coming from outside the EU.

What's included in cost

The cost includes:

  • Course folder containing copies of slides and supplementary notes and handouts.
  • Course attendance certificate.
  • Full tutor support and access during course times.

Payment

Payment can be made by cheque, electronic transfer, credit or debit card. Payment must be made before the course start date. Either payment or a Purchase Order number will be required to secure a place on the course.

If you plan to pay by credit card then you should first look at this helpful information.

Alternatively, if you want to discuss any aspect of this RP training course or want to reserve a place, please send an email with your enquiry or call +44 1635 866699.

Based Outside the UK?

If so, be sure to pick the ‘Tax Exempt’ options in the payment method list when you are  making a booking. If you are based in the EU then you must also enter your VAT number to qualify to be exempt from VAT.

Group Bookings - discounts of up to 50%

Book 2 or more individuals from the same company for the same course date to enjoy substantial discounts. The first booking is charged at the full published rate with the second booking charged at full published rate minus 20%. A third or fourth booking is charged at full published rate minus 50%. These discounts are applied automatically when you make a booking.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the uncertainties involved in travel at the moment we will be delivering all of our public courses using our proven ‘live online interactive’ technology. Delegate feedback from the courses we delivered in June and July has been just as positive as our classroom courses and in addition, many people have enjoyed not having to travel in these difficult times

Key Course Information

Is this course right for you?

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Who will the course benefit?

This GDP course is aimed principally at personnel new to working with GDP as well as those needing an update on more recent changes in GDP requirements and expectations.  The course is also of great value to anyone who is, or wishes to be, a Responsible Person (RP).  In addition the course will provide those used to working with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) an insight into the principle similarities and differences between GDP and GMP.

Course Times:

09.00 – 17.00 consisting of four 90 minute live interactive online sessions and 3 breaks of at least 30 minutes

Course Details

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Course Overview

Delegates will learn about GDP and how it is applied during warehousing and transportation of pharmaceutical products.  Delegates will leave the course with a clear understanding of the requirements of EU GDP and how it is used.

For a more in-depth course our unique 3-day Responsible Person course may be of interest.

Course Content:

  • An introduction to GDP
  • The similarities and differences between GMP and GDP
  • Why do we have GMP and GDP in pharmaceuticals?
  • Licences for medicines and enforcement
  • The legal status of GDP
  • The structure of the EU Guide to GDP
  • Current and future issues in GMP
  • The Falsified Medicines Directive (an overview)
  • Duties of Management and the Responsible Person
  • The principle GMP requirements for documentation and records
  • GDP in the warehouse
  • GDP during transportation
  • The recall mechanism

Live Online Interactive Training

This course is currently only available using our proven ‘live online interactive’ format. Select the tabs below to find out more:

Stay Safe - Attend from home or whilst at work

With 2 and sometimes 3 expert facilitators and a maximum of 8 delegates our course will utilise state-of-the art interactive online classroom software that will enable you to:

  • chat online with the facilitators and other delegates
  • raise your ‘virtual’ hand to ask a question
  • participate anonymously in a poll or survey and see an instant display of the class results
  • undertake exercises on your own or in a group

And best of all no travel is needed nor a stay in a hotel reducing any risks of COVID-19 and saving you a lot of time, hassle and money.

 As always we will ensure this event is inspirational, enjoyable and educational. See the feedback below:

What is involved?

For this certified course IRCA lay down strict requirements in terms of the hours of learning (40+), continuous assessment and the supervision of the exam. This means that you will need to undertake just over 3 hours of online learning prior to the 5 day event and that the event itself will be very intensive and includes evening work – see Timetable details above. It is very important that during the 5-day event you focus totally on the course and that distractions are minimal.

We will send you detailed joining instructions once you have booked your place and in sufficient time for you to undertake the pre-course work.. 

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and be seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Why choose Inspired Pharma?

Expert Tutors

Christine started her career with Sanofi Winthrop working in QC over 20 year’s ago, moving through to the QA Department and from there into QP training as her career progressed, finally working as Head of Quality.  She has extensive experience of working in both ethical and generic pharmaceutical companies and with a wide range of dosage forms.  She is eligible to work both as a Qualified Person (QP) and a Responsible Person (RP), having extensive GMP and GDP experience internationally.

Dominic Parry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992 and is a leading pharmaceutical quality management specialist.  He initially worked for Evans Medical Limited as a Production Development Scientist.  He then moved to Hoechst Marion Roussel where he worked as a Quality Assurance Officer and then Validation Manager for the sterile manufacturing operations.

Over the past 20 years he has worked as a leading pharmaceutical trainer and Quality Management System specialist.  He works closely with pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers on evaluating, developing and continually improving their quality systems so that they add real-value to organisations.  He has a real passion for training in the pharmaceutical industry and has presented GMP and Quality Management related training courses all over the world.  He is an IRCA registered GMP Lead Auditor and regularly performs audits of pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers.

Matt is a dynamic, energetic and authentic trainer who demonstrates his passion and communicates this to all who encounter him. He began his Pharma career at Napp Laboratories before having short spells in related industries. He then spent 15 years with GlaxoSmithKline gaining extensive knowledge of GMP from roles in Packaging, Logistics and QC.

More recently, Matt worked as GMP Learning and Development Manager for Lonza Biologics and draws on all his varied experience to create a lively, relevant training environment.

Delegate Feedback

This was a great course that met my needs to get trained in GDP. There were lots of practical examples to test learning during the course

Director Regulatory & Medical Affairs, INFIRST HEALTHCARE

Excellent

QA Manager, SANOFI

Very interactive

QA Officer, SANOFI

Good content, nice pace & well delivered

Compliance Manager, THORNTON & ROSS

Informative on the subject, tutor was able to help with all questions

Supply Logistics Director, GSK

Really well presented with a great mix of slides and exercises

QA Manager, SANOFI

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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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Forthcoming Public Courses

All of our public courses are 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.

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2021

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26 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor

May

05 Sterile Products

11 Internal Auditor

17 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor

26 Responsible Person

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