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The United Kingdom pharmaceutical industry has set high standards of research, development, manufacturing and testing of its products in order to promote the healthcare of patients. The key factor in the success of the pharmaceutical industry is the quality of the people it employs and the training it provides to ensure the maintenance of the established high standards.

A Qualified Person, who is responsible for certifying the suitability for release of medicinal products as part of this industry, requires specialised training and experience in order to fulfil the requirements.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the Department of Health and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), require the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry to assess the eligibility of their members for Qualified Person status.

Further information and eligibility is available in the application process section.

The Society have reinstated the opt in QP register form for the website. The level of information to be displayed is entirely up to you. Please email the complete form to Joanne Needham professional registers officer.

Royal Society of Biology QP Register


This year's 15th Joint QP Symposium is now available for booking here


Contact the Society's QP officer for more details:

Joanne Needham
Royal Society of Biology
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street