The GMP event is ideal for pharmaceutical industry professionals in quality control and quality assurance, regulatory and compliance involved in manufacturing medicines and is complemented by the GDP event which covers distribution aspects.

The GDP event is suitable for small, medium or large wholesalers and would benefit managers and key staff members involved in procuring, supplying, exporting, and storing medicines as well as Responsible Persons.

The events will provide latest information and guidance on changing legislation and increasing complexity in the manufacturing and distribution chain. The symposia will offer a highly interactive ‘hands on’ learning experience; detailed workshop sessions will review actual sample deficiencies found by regulators and explain how to address and improve compliance in these critical areas.

Delegates attending the MHRA GMDP symposium will be eligible to claim 5.5 CPD points per day.

Benefits of attending:

  • gain greater knowledge of the quality issues affecting your organisation
  • have a clear understanding of your key QP and RP responsibilities and accountabilities with a clear focus on the legal and compliance aspects
  • gain detailed knowledge on the best in class standards of GDP and GDP and why is it so essential for patient safety
  • recognise commonly seen GMP/GDP deficiencies and learn how to improve compliance in your organisation
  • be familiar with new GMP and GDP guidelines as covered by EU directives/regulations and guidelines
  • have a comprehensive understanding of the MHRA expectations and how to address and correct actual deficiencies
  • an opportunity to share concerns and learn directly from the MHRA
  • discover what your peers are doing through managed workshops and network with like-minded professionals
  • meet the experts: attend break-out sessions with key speakers.

The event will be held at the Glasgow Hilton. Please click here for further information and to register for this event.

Mobile App

Have you downloaded the MHRA Event App? Get the most out of the event by downloading the App to your smart phone or device. You will be send the relevant event code and log-in details upon registering for the event. The App is available for both Apple and Android, just search MHRA Event App or click on the appropriate link below:


Welcome to the Agenda. You will see a tab for each day on the left.
The GDP Symposium is on 6th December and then repeated on 8th December.
The GMP Symposium is on 7th December and then repeated on 9th December.

  • Registration and refreshments

  • Welcome

    Speaker: Richard Andrews

  • Regulatory Update

    Speaker: George Collins

  • International Coalition Update

    Speaker: Mark Birse

  • Refreshments


  • Data Integrity — another look at an old issue

  • Inspection Action Group & Compliance Management Team Update

  • Lunch


  • Q&As to the MHRA panel

    Speaker: Richard Andrews

  • Deficiency Data Update

    Speaker: Vivian Rowland

  • Refreshments


  • Investigation of Anomalies

    Speaker: Ewan Norton

  • Q&As to the MHRA panel

    Chairing: Richard Andrews

  • Closing address

    Speaker: Richard Andrews

  • End

  • Registration and refreshments

  • Welcome & Latest Changes within the Inspectorate

    Speaker: Andy Gray

  • Introduction to Symposium

    Speaker: Claire Glenister

  • Working with other Regulators

  • The Role of Enforcement within the Legitimate Supply Chain, including FMD Update

  • Refreshment / Networking break and Inspectors Surgery

  • International Trade and Export

    Speaker: Jane Sewell

  • Errors, Event Chains and Deviation Management (Interactive)

  • Lunch and Inspectors Surgery

    Inpectors Surgery (13:30 — 14:00)

  • Defective Medicines and Recalls

  • Company factors and the impacts on GDP compliance (Interactive) — Part 1

  • Refreshment / Networking break and Inspectors Surgery

  • Company factors and the impacts on GDP compliance (Interactive) — Part 2

    Speaker: Philip Neale

  • The Risk Quiz

  • Closing remarks

  • After hours inspectors’ surgery

    GDP Inspectors

Questions to the panel

Once you have registered, you have the opportunity to submit pre-symposium questions. The MHRA Inspector team will endeavour to answer as many of these questions as they can at the Symposium.

To submit your questions, please log into the delegate area, using the email address you registered with and the password emailed to you upon completion of your registration.

Meet The Speakers

GMP Speakers

Richard Andrews

Unit Manager Inspectorate Operations GMP / GPvP

Richard joined the MHRA as a GMP Inspector in 2001 and is currently a Unit Manager with responsibility for the GMP and GPvP Inspection teams. ..
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George Collins

GMDP Inspector

George joined the MHRA in April 2016 as a GMDP Inspector.
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Mark Birse

Group Manager, Inspectorate

Mark joined the MHRA in 2002 and is currently the Group Manager for the Inspectorate which comprises of over 80 Inspectors. ...
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David Churchward

Expert GMDP Inspector

David has been a GMP inspector with the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency since 2004....
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Graham Carroll

GMDP Inspector

Graham Carroll has been a GMDP Inspector with the MHRA since 2013, and is a Mechanical Engineer (MEng) by training
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Andrew Hopkins

Expert GMDP Inspector

I have been with the MHRA since March 2005 as a GMDP Inspector...
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Alan Moon

GMDP Inspector

Alan joined the MHRA in July 2013 as a GMDP Inspector.
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Vivian Rowlands

GMDP Inspector

Vivian joined the MHRA as a GMP Inspector in 2009. She has inspected in sterile and non-sterile manufacturing operations. ...
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Ewan Norton

GMDP Inspector

Ewan joined the MHRA as a GMP inspector in January 2013. Prior to joining the Agency he worked in the Pharmaceutical industry...
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GDP Speakers

Andy Gray

Unit Manager Inspectorate Operations

Andrew joined the MHRA in January 2003 as a GLP inspector. In 2004 Andrew was appointed Operations Manager for the Good Laboratory...
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Claire Glenister

GDP Inspector

Claire joined the agency as a GDP Inspector in January 2013 and has a background in pharmaceutical manufacturing and auditing of 15 years. ...
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Tony Orme

Senior GDP Inspector

A founder member of the GDP Inspectorate when it was created in 2001, he is a Senior GDP Inspector responsible for inspecting the full...
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Gaynor Brummitt

GDP Inspector

Gaynor joined the MHRA as a GDP Inspector in May 2009 formally working in the pharmaceutical wholesale distribution industry for over...
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Peter Blundell

GDP Inspector

Peter is a pharmacist by profession and joined the MHRA in January 2013. Prior to joining the MHRA, Peter had worked in the pharmaceutical...
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Terry Madigan

GDP Inspector

Terry is an Inspector within the GDP Inspectorate at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He joined the Agency...
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Bernadette Wilson

GDP Inspector

Bernadette is a GDP Inspector and joined the MHRA in March 2005. Her previous experience includes local government enforcement duties within a Trading Standards...
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Naseem Hudroge

Intelligence Analyst

Naseem has been with the MHRA since 2006 and is an Intelligence Analyst in the Enforcement Groups Intelligence Unit.
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Cheryl Blake

Senior GDP Inspector

Cheryl joined the MHRA as a GDP inspector in 2005. Cheryl is a Chartered Chemist and spent many years working within industry as a research...
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Madeleine Ault

Senior GDP Inspector

Madeleine is a senior GDP inspector and joined the MHRA in August 2009. Her previous experience includes NHS pharmacy manufacturing...
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Jane Sewell

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Sandra Bax (DMRC)

Sandra joined the MHRA as Manager of the DMRC in 2015. She is a Chartered Chemist and a Qualified Person...
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Phil Neale

GDP Operations Manager

Philip joined the MHRA in the Pharmacovigilance Inspectorate in July 2009, based at the Welwyn Garden City office. In 2010 he...
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Peter Coombs

Operations Manager, GDP Inspectorate

Peter joined the MHRA in 1993, having spent the previous three years with the Department of Health and NHS Management Executive in Leeds. ...
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Jacqueline Masayi

GDP Inspector

Jacqueline joined the GDP Inspectorate in 2011 Jacqueline has a degree in Pharmacology...
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Novotel London West

1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR
Tel 020 8741 1555
Website: www.novotellondonwest.co.uk


With 3 of London's main tube lines within a 3 minute walk of the hotel, as well as innumerate bus lines, Novotel London West is an ideal base to reach corporate offices or the Capital's main shopping areas. Located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion ZoneLocated just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone, the hotel is just a 20 minute drive from London Heathrow.


Novotel London West offers over 240 on-site car parking spaces (charged at £1.50 per hour for hotel residents) and 5 coach bays, all of which are secure and under cover. For enquiries please call +44(0)208 2377 540.


Novotel London West, Hammersmith (Symposium Venue)

One Shortlands, Hammersmith, London, W6 8DR
Tel: 0871 663 9222
Web: http://www.novotellondonwest.co.uk/

The hotel are offering a limited number of single occupancy rooms at the following rates:

Monday 5th December£175 inclusive of VAT and breakfast for single occupancy
Tuesday 6th December£175 inclusive of VAT and breakfast for single occupancy
Wednesday 7th December£175 inclusive of VAT and breakfast for single occupancy
Thursday 8th December£175 inclusive of VAT and breakfast for single occupancy

Please note, there is a £10 supplement for double occupancy.

To book, please call or email the hotel and quote "MHRA December" to access these rates.

Tel: 0871 663 9222
or email h0737@accor.com

Please book early to avoid disappointment

BEST WESTERN PLUS Seraphine Hammersmith Hotel

84 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0QW
Tel: 020 8600 0555
Web: http://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/seraphine-hammersmith-hotel-hammersmith-83953/hotel-info/default.aspx

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Seraphine Hammersmith Hotel is located on King Street just a few minutes' walk from the Hammersmith Tube and bus stations.

The hotel is approximately a 10 minute transfer by public transport to the Novotel London West.

Subject to availability rooms are available between Monday 6th December – Thursday 9th December at a rate of £129.00 B&B (including VAT).

To book, please call 020 8600 0555
or email hammersmith@seraphinehotel.co.uk.

Ibis London Shepherd's Bush

3-5 Rockley Road, London, W14 0DJ
Tel: 020 7348 2020
Web: http://www.ibis.com/7813

Subject to availability rooms are available between Monday 6th December – Thursday 9th December starting from £119.00 room only (including VAT).

To book, please visit the website at http://www.ibis.com/7813


Registration is now closed for this event. If you have any queries or concerns, then please contact us using the form below or telephone: 01772 767715.

Contact Us

MHRA have appointed Glasgows to organise the event and host the online registration process.

For more information about other MHRA events please visit the conference and education section of the MHRA website: www.mhra.gov.uk.