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Responsible Person jobs in Weybridge

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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 

Weybridge

Weybridge is a town close to London and surrounded by the beautiful Surrey countryside by the River Wey. It is attached to the north by the River Thames at the mouth of the Wey, from which it gets its name. Weybridge is so old in fact that it appears in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as Webrige and Webruge. The wildlife on Weybridge Heath contains many species of rare insects and birds.  In recent years, the heath had become increasingly overgrown before the Surrey Wildlife Trust set about restoring it to its former glory.  Companies such as Alliance Boots, Sony Corporation, Procter and Gamble and Toshiba have their headquarters based in Weybridge.

Easily commutable to London, towns nearby include Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames, Addlestone, and Chertsey.

Notable celebrities from Weybridge:  You Me at Six - Pop punk band, consisting of Josh Franceschi, Matt Barnes, Dan Flint, Chris Miller and Max Helyer.