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Responsible Person jobs in Oxford

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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 

Oxford

Oxford, known as “The City of Dreaming Spires”, is a beautiful and historic city in southeast England approximately 60 miles from London, 65 from Birmingham, 70 from Birmingham and 25 from Reading.   Oxford University, founded in the 12th century, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and has frequently been ranked as the top university in the world.  The Oxford Science Park, which is owned and managed by Magdalen College, is home to many science and technology businesses and Oxford enjoys a growing reputation as a centre of digital innovation.  The stunning architecture, world class museums and attractive riverside setting make Oxford a major destination for tourists from around the world and a popular location for films and TV series.

Famous people born in Oxford:  Hugh Laurie, Actor and Tim Henman, tennis player