NSF Responsible Person Course gains MHRA recognition and Cogent Gold Standard

Published: 30-Aug-2019

The Responsible Person (import) is required to implement a system for confirming QP certification has taken place when importing medicines from the EEA into the UK

NSF International has announced that its Responsible Person and Good Distribution Practice course now meets the Cogent Gold Standard competencies for the role in Medicinal Products and the accompanying standard. Catherine Kay, Director of NSF’s Pharmaceutical Services, led the process alongside tutor Sam Clack.

Commented on the process, Kay said: “We underwent a rigorous process to get all of our course materials mapped against the Gold Standard in record time, with only one review cycle by Cogent and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.  

"This was a great indicator that our course content was of a high standard, covering all necessary requirements, including a session on the role of the Responsible Person (import)."

Kay pointed out that the RPi is required to implement a system for confirming QP certification has taken place when importing medicines from the EEA into the UK.”

About the course 

This highly interactive three-day course focuses on the key requirements for the distribution and storage of pharmaceutical products and materials, providing you with the practical skills to effectively implement these principles at your own facility, as well as carry out the role of the RP. 

Upon completion of our Gold Standard RP and GDP course, delegates will receive an MHRA-recognized Cogent Skills certificate, reflecting the national standard to which they have been trained. 

The course is taking place on 8-10 October 2019. You can learn more about the course and book your place online. 

Cogent Skills Gold Standard 

Cogent Skills alongside the MHRA developed a new Gold Standard role profile for a Responsible Person in Medicinal Products, which in turn has led to the agreement of a training standard which is recognized by the MHRA.

The Responsible Person Gold Standard sets out an industry-agreed framework that identifies the skills required by a Responsible Person in four skills areas:

  • Technical 
  • Compliance 
  • Business improvement 
  • Functional and behavioral 

This spread of skills ensures that the role includes not only the traditional qualifications and technical requirements but also the behavioural skills required to do the job to a high standard. These include business improvement, leadership and communication. 

The training standard shows what good training entails to meet the Gold Standard competencies which NSF’s GDP and RP training incorporates. 

To find out more about our comprehensive range of support services visit our website. 

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