Thursday, 7 November 2019:
QP Forum in association with PHSS

Cost: PQG members £250 + vat (£300) Non-members £300 + vat (£360)

Venue: Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro Court

Location: Hay-on-Wye, Powys  HR3 5LE Click here for location and directions

Meeting begins: 09:30 ends 16:30


Bookings will be via the  PHSS  website.  If you are a PQG member please email Sarah at I will send you a code and a link (within 48 hours) which will allow you to book at the discounted rate of £250 + VAT.

The PHSS QP Forum was established in 2011 by a group of Welsh QPs who wanted a local network and a local forum. What was missing locally was the ability to network, keep up to date and complete relevant CPD. This Forum has expanded to a small annual conference open to all. Each year a conference is held on the first Thursday in November.

The scope is wide and covers new medicinal products, new technology, new regulations, guidance and standards. We have a mixture of speakers from the pharmaceutical industry, suppliers to the industry and academia. The annual conference is geared to practical advice, review of new and current regulatory guidance and industry/research/hospital speakers talking through their own processes. Hopefully it covers some areas of required CPD. We generate a conference environment favourable to frank and confidential discussions on Quality Systems and QA/QP responsibilities.The delegates are from manufacturing, research and development, service industries and hospital delegates and we aim to be a wide based Pharmaceutical compliance forum.


09:30am – 10:00am Registration – PHSS
10:00am – 10:10am Welcome -Kay O’Hagan QP, TECMAC UK LTD
10:10am – 10:55am Sterility Assurance from a Regulator’s Point of View – Phillip Rose Senior MHRA Inspector
10:55am – 11:40am Particular about Particulates – Gaelle Davies Lead Qualified Person at Porton Biopharma Limited
11:40am – 12:00pm Coffee Break
12:00pm – 12:45pm Gamma Irradiation – how does it work and what is an effective dose – Daniel Howell EMEA RTC Manager at STERIS AST
12:45pm – 13:30pm Setting up a Microbiology Environmental Monitoring Program – Ian Symonds and Mike Davies Directors, SDA Consulting
13:30pm – 14:30pm Lunch
14:30pm – 15:15pm The complexities of the QP role in the volatile Brexit environment-Sam Clack Quality Consultant/QP
15:15pm – 16:15pm QP viva and being aware of new technologies – Gaynor Malloney, Pharmallaney Ltd / RSSL

Image Analysis – An Essential Tool to help QPs evaluate Product Quality Nathalie Fa, Microscopy Technical Specialist,RSSL

16:15pm – 16:30pm Coffee & Close Out – Kay O’Hagan

Click here to download flyer

Monday, 11 November 2019:
MHRA GMDP Symposium London Monday 11 Nov - Thursday 14 Nov 2019

The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) event is ideal for pharmaceutical industry professionals in quality control, quality assurance, supply chain and production management, as well as regulatory and compliance specialists involved in the manufacturing of medicines. The GMP event is complemented by the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) event which covers distribution aspects.

The GDP event is suitable for all wholesalers, including those operating from registered pharmacies. The event would benefit managers and key staff members involved in procuring, supplying, exporting, and storing medicines as well as Responsible Persons and Quality personnel.

These events will provide latest information and guidance on changing legislation and increasing complexity in the manufacturing and distribution chain. The symposium 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.

Please use this link MHRA GMDP to register your interest and find out more about this event.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019:
Evening Workshop: Introduction to Autoclaves & Control Strategy

The cost of the meeting is:

£24.00 (£20.00 + £4.00 VAT) for PQG Members
£30.00 (£25.00 + £5.00 VAT) for non-members

This meeting is for Junior Quality Professionals & Trainee QPs

Venue: Venue: Premier Inn,  Duke’s Road, Euston London,  WC1H 9PJ Click here for location

Registration: 17:40

Evening Start: 18.00

Evening Finish: 20.30

Class Size: 20


Stephan Croft – PQG Committee Member & Pfizer, EU Quality Operations Director & Qualified Person

Ian Pardo – Director, Spires Quality Ltd & Qualified Person

The cost of the meeting includes a Finger Buffet (with vegetarian options) & Tea + Coffee

To book your place and pay by Credit Card, click on the green button above in this advert.

Confirmation of your place and VAT receipt: You will receive this by e-mail within a week of booking your place. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the meeting for your CPD records.

To contact the meeting organiser: e-mail

Wednesday, 27 November 2019:
Trainee QP, Sponsors & QP CPD Day

The cost of the meeting is:

£96.00 (£80.00 + £16.00 VAT) for PQG Members
£120.00 (£100.00 + £20.00 VAT) for non-members

Location: London,TBC

Meeting begins: 09:00, ending at 17:00

This seminar is aimed at QPs, trainee QPs and their sponsors.The day will include a Legislative update from NSF’s Pete Gough to enable participants to keep up to date with the changing world of pharmaceuticals.Alex Kersting (RSC) will be providing an overview of what the assessors are looking for and tips to help you pass the VIVA.

Agenda TBC

The meeting will also provide an ideal forum for discussion, an excellent opportunity to network with other QPs and will count towards your CPD.

The cost of the meeting includes a hot lunch (with vegetarian options) and tea/coffee at breaks.

To contact the meeting organiser: e-mail

Confirmation of your place and VAT receipt: You will receive this by e-mail within a week of booking your place. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the meeting for your CPD records.

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