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Auditing opening meeting template

February 14, 2014

Dominic Parry


Here is a free template for things that you should include in an auditing opening meeting.

  • Introduce your team
  • State the reasons for the audit
  • State the standard that you are auditing against
  • Check if the programme is still OK
  • Check who is available for the audit
  • Confirm any logistics (rooms, lunch, guides, etc.)
  • Remind auditees that the audit is confidential
  • Check that any documents sent to you before the audit are still current
  • State that you are only looking at a sample of the system
  • Confirm how you will communicate findings during the audit
  • Confirm time, location and attendees for the closing meeting
  • Allow any questions

I hope that this is of use when auditing.  If you need any auditor training – please visit our web-site for details of our IRCA registered Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor training course.  Previous feedback is below.

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On-line Qualified Person (QP) training

November 20, 2013

Dominic Parry

On-line Qualified Person (QP) training has arrived to rave reviews.

Are you thinking of becoming a Qualified Person (QP)?  Are you wishing to broaden your pharmaceutical experience and education?  Do you not have the time to be away from home and the office?

The courses have been designed for busy QP candidates who want to fit short 15 to 30 minute chapters of learning into a hectic work schedule and cannot afford three, four or five days out of the office.  Former delegates have also wanted to avoid “cramming” a vast amount of knowledge into a small window of time, preferring to spread their learning over a longer period, depending on their personal and business circumstances.

See this introductory video on our QP Quality Management Systems Programme:

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Curriculum Vitaes in Training Records

May 13, 2013

Dominic Parry

I have been working with two multinational pharmaceutical companies recently and both have Corporate GMP requirements that all personnel have a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (CV), or résumé (if you are on the other side of the Atlantic), in individual’s training records.  This at first seems a reasonable and simple requirement to implement – but I have seen a number of problems and a solution that may be of interest.CV1 Read more

Update to the EU’s Good Distrubution Practice guidelines

March 13, 2013

Dominic Parry

Good Distribution Practice, or GDP, is the standard used to cover the movement and transport of materials.  Historically GDP covered the movement of finished product from the pharmaceutical manufacturing site to the wholesalers and retailers and strictly speaking this is still the case.  However with ever more complicated movements of starting materials, intermediate products and finished products then the principles of GDP can apply throughout the whole supply chain – covering the movement of all materials both to and from a pharmaceutical manufacturing site.GDP Read more

New EU GMP Chapters in operation today

January 31, 2013

Dominic Parry

Just a reminder that the new EU GMP Chapter 1 on Pharmaceutical Quality Systems and Chapter 7 on Outsourced Acticities come into operation today (31st January 2013).  To read my posts on these from last year and to see in actual text click on the links.

If you need any training support for auditing suppliers and pharmaceutical quality systems then visit our web-site for details of our IRCA registered Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor training course.

Regards,  Dominic

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