The Need for a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation for Medicinal Products – WDA
Wholesale Dealers Licence (WDL or WL) has been replaced by Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA). Anyone in the UK who procures, stores or supplies medicines (including export) must apply to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for an Authorisation. There are two types of Authorisation that can be obtained, depending upon the intended use of the medicinal products you wish to distribute, Human or Veterinary. Any company or individual wishing to wholesale deal (defined as selling, supplying or procuring to anyone other than the end-user) medicinal products within the EU must hold a WDA. As a result of the Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/eu) that came into force in January 2013, the GDP Guidelines were updated and replaced with the Guidelines of 5 November 2013 on Good Distribution Practice of medicinal products for human use (2013/C 343/1). WDA applications or variations are now made via the MHRA portal.
Why Consider Us for WDA?
Pharmacy Consulting Limited has been offering services to new UK Medicinal Wholesale Distributors since 2006. We offer a ‘one stop shop’ consultancy on how to comply with the current guidelines, apply for an authorisation or a variation to an existing authorisation. Companies wishing to become Wholesale Distributors of Medicines (including pharmacies) need to apply to the MHRA to obtain a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation covering the category, or categories of medicines they wish to distribute. If they also intend to import medicines the appropriate type of licence application must be made relevant to the source country/ies from which such medicines will come. Before making an application, applicants need to have suitable secure premises for the storage of medicines and have developed a set of written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that detail exactly how the various company medicines handling processes and procedures will work. These must comply with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines for medicines. We can advise on premise requirements and suitability and help customers to prepare a set of suitable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). We also send our Senior Consultant along to the MHRA Pre-licensing Inspection to help with questions from the MHRA Inspector. For further information contact us.
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I have really enjoyed the training. Zul is a very good communicator and very approachable. 🙂
Jackie from PCL has the experience and ability to support new and existing pharmacy businesses unlike any other.
The course is very informative and comprehensive which covers all aspects of EU GDP guidelines.
I found the information very useful and interesting. I will use the information given in the future for orders I do and also to check all relevant procedures that are needed.
Very useful day with a good overview of MHRA GMP & GDP process, procedures and roles and responsibilities.Isatec on site training – Andrew King
A very informative overview of GDP and the role of the RP. Great to be able to discuss GDP issues with Brian and with others on the course.
We appointed PCL to assist us with our new CQC compliance registration. From start to finish, they acted with professionalism and expertise; taking what at first seemed to be a tedious and daunting process and making it clear and easy to understand. Even after our successful registration, the consultant remained on hand to answer any outstanding questions and to ensure that we felt adequately prepared for a potential visit from the CQC. Having had such a positive experience, we have no hesitation in recommending PCL to any company who is considering their services
“Course was very informative and taught/explained very well.”Craig – Course Rating 9/10
Jackie is very knowledgeable, I have learnt so much from her in so little time. Thank you Jackie for being a fountain of knowledge!
Pharmacy Consulting provided us with a very professional and efficient service over a number of extremely busy months. Not only were they flexible to our requirements but also to our workloads, time schedules and finances. Jackie Peck in particular was extremely aware of our needs and outcome requirements. For a small company such as ourselves this was invaluable. At all times Pharmacy Consulting kept us informed of any amendments, changes, monetary matters and as the client we felt it was a very professional service. The intended outcome was successfully achieved and the team at Pharmacy Consulting went above and beyond their duties as consultants for us. I cannot recommend them enough.