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The Team at Inspired Pharma

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Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992 and is a leading pharmaceutical quality management specialist. He worked for 4 years at Evans Medical Limited (now Novartis Vaccines) as a Production Development Scientist. He then moved to Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Patheon, UK), where he worked for 4 years as a Quality Assurance Officer and then Validation Manager for the sterile manufacturing operations.

Over the past 15 years, he has worked as a leading pharmaceutical GMP trainer and Quality Management System specialist. He works closely with pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers on evaluating, developing and continually improving their quality systems.

He is generally recognised as one of the leading GMP trainers in the UK and brings an enormous amount of interest, enthusiasm and fun into the training he presents. He is Managing Director of Inspired Pharma Training Ltd.

Matt Morris

Matt Morris

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.

Ruth Downs

Ruth has over 35 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry beginning in analytical R&D and Quality Control functions before transitioning to Quality Assurance in 2002.  She became a full time Global Quality GMP auditor in 2007 for a biologics company, conducting internal manufacturing and external supplier audits.  Most recently Ruth gained experience in Good Clinical Practice and Good Pharmacovigilance practice Quality systems and has led audit and inspection management activities for all GxPs.  In 2016 she resumed her full-time audit career as a global quality auditor and after 2 years of extensive global travel and GMP/GDP audits, she held the position of Director of Global Quality managing a team of GxP auditors and promoting improvements to the audit quality systems and working practices.

Vanessa Parry

Vanessa started her career in the pharmaceutical industry working for Celltech (now Lonza) in 1989 primarily working in their manufacturing sites, as a cell culture and fermentation technician.   After moving to Evans Medical Limited (now Novartis Vaccines), Vanessa worked in Quality Assurance and then specialised in Documentation.  Vanessa then worked for Oxoid (now Thermo Fisher Scientific Oxoid Ltd) for 3 years also in Quality Assurance where she trained as an internal auditor.  Following this, Vanessa became a Customer Operations Consultant for GlaxoSmithKline providing first line support during and after their SAP implementation specialising in production and manufacturing areas. 

Andy Martin

Andy Martin

Andy started working in the Pharmaceutical industry in 1985 as a lab technician for Smith & Nephew.  Following this he had a number of roles culminating when he took over as QA Microbiology Manager.   In 2003 he moved into Pharmaceutical Training and then in 2007 he moved back into Microbiology when he took up the position of Microbiology Manager for Catalent Pharma Solutions.  Since 2012 he has operated as a consultant specialising in Microbiology and Quality Systems.

Christine Morris

Christine Morris

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.

Neil Stewart

Neil is an experienced Quality leader and Qualified Person with over 35 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.  He has been a registered QP on several site MIAs and MIA (IMP)s for multiple dosage forms for human pharmaceutical medicinal products, including sterile products, solid dose and ATMPs. Neil also has experience of being a registered QP on a site Man(A) veterinary medicines licence. In addition, he has also acted as a successful QP Sponsor and particularly enjoyed this role.

As well as being a registered QP, Neil has also been named on both UK and Swedish GDP Licences as an RP,  and gained substantial GDP knowledge across global supply chains.

During his career he has built extensive knowledge of European and Global GMP and GDP quality systems and has a successful record of team management, including internationally. He has worked for major pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoWellcome, Wyeth, Novartis, Allergan and Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health.  Neil is also an experienced Corporate GMP Global quality auditor.

Peter Lavis

Peter Lavis

Peter is arguably the finest Quality Management Systems tutor in the business, his enthusiasm for quality system thinking and his outstanding training abilities have gained him international praise and appeal.  He is an IRCA registered Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor.  Peter is an enthusiastic trainer with over 30 years of quality and industrial experience, including spending the past 15 years working closely with pharmaceutical organisations small and large.

 

Emma Holmes

Emma has worked in QA within the pharmaceutical industry since 2010 and has experience in sterile biologics, medical devices, and homeopathic products in multiple dosage forms. She has Lead Auditor certification and spent time as a Supplier Assurance Manager gaining experience across the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently Emma has spent 5 years working with sterile biologics as Lead Quality Systems Specialist, as well as Aseptic Processing Specialist supporting the aseptic filling department. Since 2022 she has been working as freelance QA support and consultant within GMP and GDP.

Emma’s particular interests are quality management systems and the individual elements within them, including problem solving, change management, management review and training.

Ron Orme

Ron Orme

Ron has been involved in the learning and development industry for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and in 2004 received the LPI ‘Colin Corder’ award for outstanding services to the training industry. He is the architect behind our website and our learning platform and also develops the web-based learning courses that we now offer to support many of our learning programmes. In addition, he also provides general business support on strategy and sales and marketing.

Dr Douglas Thorogood

Dr Douglas Thorogood is a Quality Assurance and Sterility Assurance Expert. His former roles include senior management positions in Production, QC and QA, Regulatory Affairs and Research Development for Baxter Healthcare located in U.K., U.S.A. and Belgium. His experience also includes the use and application of isolator technology and development of Aseptic Processes. Douglas’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, from Guys Hospital London University and a Doctor of Philosophy.

Mark Powell

Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry with over 25 years’ experience as an analytical chemist. He is an expert in chromatography, spectroscopy and pharmaceutical dissolution testing.  Until September 2013, he was Scientific Manager at Quay Pharmaceuticals, a contract research and manufacturing organisation, where he was responsible for analytical development and technical training.  He now works as a trainer and consultant specialising in laboratory quality systems, chemical analysis and technical writing.

David Thompson

David Thompson

David is a Computer Systems Validation and Compliance expert. He has worked in the IT/Computer Systems arena for almost 30 years, the last 16 years he has provided Consultancy, Auditing and Training to the pharmaceutical/biotech and healthcare industry across the UK, Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. He is a Chartered Engineer with both the MIET and the MInstMC and a member of the GAMP MES SIG. He is involved in our data integrity and computers systems auditing courses.

Annex 1 2022 Section 10: Quality Control (QC)

This final article looks at the new requirements in section 10 on Quality Control. It is also a useful point at which to reflect on the 2022 version of annex and what might it mean.

Annex 1 2022 Section 9: Environmental and Process Monitoring

This article is covering section 9 which describes the annex 1 guidance for Environmental and Process Monitoring. Section 9 is now a centralized location for monitoring activities.

Annex 1 2022 Section 8: Production and Specific Technologies – part 3

In this final part of the article on section 8 we will look at Sterilization processes. The selection of a sterilization process should be based on scientific principles.

Annex 1 2022 Section 8: Production and Specific Technologies – part 2

This is the second part of the article covering section 8 of Annex 1 2022 and here we are looking at the requirements around Form fill seal and Blow fill seal.

Annex 1 2022 Section 8: Production and Specific Technologies – part 1

This next article in our series is about section 8, which is the largest section of Annex 1 and covers production and specific technologies

Annex 1 2022 Section 7: Personnel

In this article, we move onto the personnel section, section 7.

Annex 1 2022 Section 6: Utilities

In this article we expand upon the equipment section but looking at Utilities as described in section 6.

Annex 1 2022 Section 5: Equipment

In this article we look at the general requirements for the equipment used in the manufacturing of sterile products.

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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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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 began to once again offer traditional classroom courses - see details on each course page.

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Pharma Quality Management Systems module

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QP Quality Management Systems module

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