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Responsible Person jobs in East Sussex

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Responsible Person (RP)

The MHRA and the European GDP Guideline of 5 November 2013 require that, in order to gain and retain a Wholesale Dealer’s Licence (WDA) licence, wholesale pharmaceutical distributors must designate a Responsible Person (RP) for Good Distribution of Medicinal (GDP) who must be named on the licence.  The responsibilities and liabilities of the RP remain the same whether the Responsible person is employed directly by the licence holder or is an independent contractor. 

According to the MHRA, the RP is responsible for “safeguarding product users against potential hazards arising from poor distribution practices”.  The duties and responsibilities of a RP includeensuring that the provisions of the licence are fulfilled by means of GDP and GMP compliance and best practice within all regulated activities, a compliant quality system is established and maintained and a suitable document control system is in place to ensure that adequate records are maintained.  In addition, the RP will need to oversee the audit of the quality system, carry out independent audits and cooperate with the product licence holder and regulatory authorities with regard to drug returns and product recalls. 

In order to carry out his/her duties, the RP should have knowledge of the products being traded under the licence and the conditions necessary for their safe storage and distribution. The RP should have access to all areas and records which relate to the licensable activities and regularly review and monitor all such areas.

Skills and Experience required to become a Responsible Person

  • Degree in pharmacy (preferable) or Qualified Person status
  • Practical experience in Supply Chain, Production and Quality Assurance relating to the distribution of medicinal products
  • Extensive knowledge of GDP and GMP
  • Experience of hosting MHRA inspections, client audits and self-inspections
  • High level of accuracy 

East Sussex

East Sussex is a county in south East England to the south of London and bordered by the English Channel to the south.  Major towns in East Sussex include Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Eastbourne, Rye and Hastings.  Transport links in East Sussex are not particularly good as there are no motorways, but this doesn’t stop thousands of people visiting the beautiful coastline, rolling countryside and cosmopolitan Brighton, which means that the tourism industry is a major employer in this area.  Other industries that are prominent in East Sussex include Pharmaceuticals, low carbon technologies, publishing, web & app design and Medical Communications.   The otherwise quiet town of Lewes hosts the largest bonfire Night celebrations in the UK during which burning crosses and effigies are paraded through the town by 7 separate bonfire societies, watched by crowds of up to 80,000.

Famous people born in East Sussex:  Jo Brand, comedienne and Katie Price, “celebrity”