PharmOut are Australia’s leading provider of classroom GMP training courses and online GMP training courses. We are passionate about GMP training and we are always thinking of how to make GMP training an effective, productive and value-adding activity for your business. We also regularly update our blog with training related articles.
The key mindset behind every good Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) is to ensure that products are consistently designed and produced in accordance with the control strategy to meet specific quality standards. This ”Quality-by-Design” thinking is complimented by validation and training activities which help to minimise the risks involved in the pharmaceutical production that are not eliminated through testing the final product.
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Our GMP eLearning courses compliment our public GMP training course and are perfect for those busy industry professionals who have to handle a high workload as well as keep up to date with regulatory requirements.
The world of Learning and Development has changed since its original online form. Never before have content creators so willing shared this much valuable information for free and we are no different – just look at our website under ‘free tools’, or information available from regulatory sites, such as the US FDA, MHRA or TGA. As a GMP training provider, we have never had a better, or a greater challenge than providing so much online content, which includes YouTube videos, webinars and Online GMP Training.
The Future of GMP Training
At the end of 2015, PharmOut made the strategic decision to go paperless across our entire business – going paperless in our GMP Training was arguably the most challenging as “Rote” learning is embedded in our culture. We were surprised that with this innovation alone, we could almost half the cost of our courses and our average feedback scores improved from 4.4/5.0 to 4.6/5.0 for all courses run in 2015 to 2016. In 2017, we were able to cost effectively train over 600 professionals in just one training course alone and feedback scores rocketed up to 4.9/5.0.
We have continued along our path, disrupting static and dry pharmaceutical training and since 2011 we have used live audience feedback via KeyPoint technology and in 2016 we adopted Glisser (french for slide). The old ”chalk and talk” or ”death by PowerPoint” is being upgraded and replace. We believe that GMP training needs to merge with these new technologies to be effective.
The running industry joke is that GMP stands for ‘Get More Paper! However, our professional trainers can help make your training day interesting as they don’t only share well-versed theoretical knowledge, but also their practical ‘in-the-trenches’ experiences, making the learning so much easier to relate to. For example, we can explain that every GMP must have a unique ID, numbers page xx of yy of zzzzz….or, we can just explain it needs to survive a “Drop Test!”
In late 2016, we pioneered the concept of a “LearnOut.” CAPA LearnOuts, for example, involve asking a client’s staff to select the most difficult or costly CAPA and then assisting the staff in work-shopping the Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Here there is a 3 way benefit: the problem gets solved, the trainee gains a new skill set, and most importantly: there is no catch up the next day! We have successfully applied this to Technical Writing in the form of BYO SOP, BYO Validation, BYO protocol, etc.
Once a year, we invite international experts to assist our in-house professionals in delivering “cutting edge” GMP thinking. Undoubtedly the US FDA and EU regulators are GMP legislation leaders and while our own staff frequently attend master training in the US and EU, it is the practical experiences our consultants gain from doing projects in these regions that is invaluable. The annual National GMP and Validation Forum, usually held in July each year, allows professionals to hear from industry experts and leaders, so why not come along? Given the history of the event and initial TGA involvement, its very competitively priced.
We believe that good GMP Training has a direct link to final product quality! Contact our Training Services Manager Maria Mylonas about all your GMP training needs.