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Responsible Person jobs in Horsham

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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 

Horsham

Horsham is an attractive market town in West Sussex in the South East of England, conveniently located approximately 20 miles from Worthing, Brighton and Guildford.  The attractive old area of Horsham centres around the tree-lined Horsham “Causeway” which is regarded as one of the finest streets in Sussex with its lovely, well maintained houses and a resident ghost!   The modern side of Horsham is to be found in its excellent transport links to and from Horsham, schools and recreational facilities which include a Horsham theatre, Horsham cinemas, Horsham park, Horsham sports facilities and great range of shops, restaurants and pubs.   Brewing, brick making and iron smelting were the industries which were the basis for Horsham’s prosperity, these have now been replaced by financial services, pharmaceuticals and IT. Horsham is also where Next Phase Recruitment is based!

Famous people born in Horsham: Catherine Howard (5th wife of Henry VIII) and  Harry Enfield – comedian, also born in Horsham.