Introduction to Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

Our Introduction to GDP Training provides an overview into the Good Distribution Practice Guidelines, the roles and Responsibilities of the Responsible Person (RP) and the competent authorities that enforce the rules and regulations to ensure compliance when handling and distributing medicinal products.

The pharmaceutical industry is a highly regulated sector where the paramount focus on minimising the risk to patient safety has led to significant changes in recent years.

The course would be beneficial for any personnel involved in pharmaceutical distribution looking to obtain a general understanding of GDP and the regulations a Wholesale Distributor of medicinal products must adhere to. The course will also provide an insight into the competent authority and their role in ensuring patient safety.

Why This Course?

If you are working in an environment which is signed up to following the European Good Distribution Practice guidelines, EVERYONE in the organisation needs to be aware of the implications of this and what these guidelines are all about.  This course is a high level introduction which is aimed at everyone, and is taught by live trainers online.

Why use us?

PCL RPs, have been both ‘Employed’ and ‘Contract’ RPs for several companies and have a wealth of experience. We provide a personal and bespoke service to fit your needs. We are competitive and will come to your location if required, in addition to our scheduled courses.

Who should attend?

This course will benefit:

  • Quality managers
  • Personnel in regulatory compliance
  • Distribution & Warehouse staff
  • Supply chain management
  • Customer service
  • Pharmacy team members who want to wholesale medicines

Learning outcomes & guidance on the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Quality Management
  3. Personnel
  4. Premises & Equipment
  5. Documentation
  6. Operations
  7. Complaints, Returns, Suspected Falsified Medicinal Products & Medicinal Product Recalls
  8. Outsourced Activities
  9. Self-Inspections
  10. Transportation
  11. Brokers
  12. The Role of The Competent Authority
  13. Competency Questionnaire

Training Schedule:

  • GDP and RP ‘Roles and Responsibilities’
  • Temperature Mapping, Monitoring & Validation
  • Audits of procedures, policies, up and coming changes.
  • QMS, Management of incidents & complaints & inspections
  • Insight into buying and selling medicines


Here are some kind words from attendees of previous RP training courses …

“Very efficient and effective. Covered all areas of training.” – John Elliott KWE

GDP/RP Training

Sandeep has a great knowledge of the subject “A good course”.


24/04/2019 – Guy Spires from PRS distribution

GDP/RP Training

‘Really clear and concise and very helpful to point out how much work is still required of us. A great start to the RP journey.’

Jon Barden

GDP/RP Training

‘Really informative, knowledgeable and interactive. Would recommend.’

Rachel Bown

GDP/RP Training

“Course was very informative and taught/explained very well.”

Craig – Course Rating 9/10

GDP Training

“Kim was able to give good examples, in order to understand. She would also ask us specific questions and if we didn’t understand she would word it in a different way which really helped me to understand GDP.”

Suzi – Course Rating 8/10

GDP Training

“Very interactive, answered all my questions and pointers in the right direction.”

Ade – Course Rating 9/10

GDP Training

“MHRA GDP guidelines are numerous and specific and potentially serious if not followed. The training went through each point in a common sense way, so the guidelines have appeared far more admirable and attainable.”

Philip Hodgkinson – Course Rating 10/10

GDP Training

“A lot of valuable information to digest! Thank you.”

Anna Drys – Course rating 9/10

GDP Training

“Well structured and presented course. Puveshni was very knowledgeable in the field and benefited her experience.”

Abdirahman – Course Rating 10/10

GDP Training

Discounts may be available for group bookings and also for existing customers.

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