QP role and professional duties

2 Day/s

CPD Hours: 14

Classroom, online, in-house

RSC approved

A Qualified Person (QP) must certify that each batch of medicinal product (for human or veterinary use) complies with its Marketing Authorisation or Clinical Trial Application, GMP and certain other requirements. Their conduct overall must comply with the Code of Practice for QPs.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the requirements of the UK Study Guide and, by using interactive questions and scenarios, shows how the Qualified Person can comply with the legal and operational requirements of the role.


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Please note, the advertised venue may need to be changed, if the required number of delegates is not met. In this situation, the course will be converted to an Online Virtual course and all delegates notified accordingly. The decision regarding the venue will be made at least 4 weeks before the course is due to run.

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The module is essential for all candidates who expect to take the QP Viva. It forms a valuable contribution to Continuing Professional Development for those QPs who qualified some years ago. Other managers and supervisors from within pharmaceutical manufacturing will benefit from attending this course as they will gain a thorough understanding of the relationship of the QP with their own role.

The course includes the following topics and reinforced using group exercises:


  • Day 1
    • Annex 16 - Knowledge check
    • Overview - role of QP
    • PQS & QP Oversight
    • MIA / MA / equivalent
    • Product Development
    • QP in Production
    • Batch Certification
    • Unexpected Deviations
  • Day 2
    • Storage and Distribution
    • Complaints and Recall
    • RSC Presentation - QP Application Process
    • Regulatory Inspections
    • Clinical Trials
    • Contract QP
    • Impact of Brexit

    By the end of the course you will learn and understand:


    • The legal responsibilities of a QP within the EU
    • The Code of Practice for the QP
    • An overview of the regulatory framework pharmaceuticals in the EU/EEA
    • The certification process for a medicinal product according to Annex 16 and other applicable guidelines
    • The QP and the Pharmaceutical Quality System
    • How to deal with typical product problem situations
    • The interpersonal skills associated with the role of the Qualified Person within the pharmaceutical industry
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Meet the tutors

Sue Mann

Sue has worked in the industry for over 38 years, principally in quality and technical roles. She has a wealth of experience having held European Director & VP level positions at companies such as Eisai and Shire. For the last 11 years, Sue has been an independent consultant providing services across all major dosage forms and more recently ATMPs.

David Moulding

David Moulding, Registration Standards Specialist at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), will be delivering a presentation covering QP Eligibility and the Application Process.

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