Category: Standard Operating Procedures

Just a tiny refresher… are you approving suppliers and customers appropriately? We posted about this topic before, as it is business and licence critical. Bona Fides (Approval of Suppliers and Customers) Checks – how and why? Suppliers and customers are on either side of you in the supply chain, and if you supply someone who…

Do you supply medicines as stock to other healthcare providers or other legal entities by way of wholesale dealing? You may be aware you need to hold a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation or WDA (H) if you supply medicines as stock to another legal entity, but do you supply Controlled Drugs (CD) too? If yes, you…

Quality can be built in to your systems… and it should be. For those of us who want to build and run a successful and consistent wholesale business, standard operating procedures are a good start… but not everything. If you have Standard Operating Procedures (aka SOPs) do you follow them? Are they reflective of the…

We see frequently that sites share their wholesale Standard Operating Procedures aka SOPs. This can be a good thing if the wholesale SOPs are of a high quality and are tailored for the specific site, or a significant problem if they are for a different business model or out of date (not following current guidelines). A…

What is an SOP? SOP is the acronym for Standard Operating Procedure. For those of you in pharmacy you will be familiar with SOPs, which are the backbone of your business. Wholesale SOPs are much the same, and are the backbone of your Quality Management System (QMS). So… what makes a good set of Wholesale…

The MHRA regularly find that self inspections, which are required for GDP compliance, are either not carried out or are insufficient in their scope. The new regulations advise that third party inspections could be considered helpful, but cannot replace self inspection protocols. It is also agreed that the self inspection does not need to be…

We are often asked for assistance pre-inspection, and to help prepare a site in advance of the regulator’s visit. How can we help you to help yourself? If you don’t want to engage us to assist directly, then we recommend; – Reading our free and helpful blogs. – Checking your compliance against the EU GDP Guidance update…

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