VMD delivers its first Wholesale Qualified Persons training event

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Details of the first VMD Veterinary Wholesale Qualified Person training day.

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On 6 October 2021, the VMD welcomed 46 delegates to its first Introduction to Veterinary Wholesale Qualified Person training day.

This one-day event was delivered by VMD’s highly experienced inspectors using a blend of lectures, discussion, and practical activities.

It is important that VMD offers training to existing Wholesale Qualified Persons (WQPs) and those looking to become one. This focussed course for wholesale QPs is the first of its kind offered by VMD following their recent survey of the veterinary medicines industry and its training needs.

Abi Seager, VMD’s CEO said:

We are committed to helping our stakeholders fully understand their legal obligations and providing training courses and platforms for questions is a fantastic enabling opportunity.

John Millward, VMD’s Head of Inspection Division, said:

We’re really pleased to have delivered this training course for Wholesale QPs and we are already looking for opportunities to repeat this event.

The topics that were covered throughout the day included: The Veterinary Medicines Regulations, Good Distribution Practice Guidelines, Quality Management Systems, effective self-inspections, staff training, validation of suppliers and customers, how to handle product recalls, and much more.

I plan to become a full WQP within the next year…

said participant James, from XLVets

…and this course gave me insight into what I should know more about…

he added:

the speakers were engaging throughout…

The VMD’s Training Team are planning a series of training courses; if you are interested in attending a future WQP training event email training@vmd.gov.uk.

Published 13 October 2021