The purpose of the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) training
- Ensure that all staff complete the GMP training BEFORE they start work and on an annual basis in a GMP area within Pet Blood Bank (PBB)
- To explain our core principles and why they are important
- To provide guidance to new team members on the Do’s and Dont’s of GMP
What is GMP?
- It is the application of Good Manufacturing Practice principles into our working environment
- It is not just a book of rules
Why is GMP important?
- GMP is important to assure the quality of the blood we collect, process, store and distribute. To make sure it is safe and protects the well-being of the patient
- Compliance with the GMP is a statutory requirement for PBB
Statutory requirement “A requirement written into a law passed by a legislative body”
Which Team Members are covered by GMP?
Team members who are directly involved in the production of blood components and their supply to our customers e.g.
- Collection teams
- Processing team
Also team members who are essential to the effective operation of GMP areas e.g.
- Quality assurance
- Domestic staff
- Donor records
- Information Technology
Pet Blood Bank has FIVE main topics which help us maintain GMP in our work environment
The following topics which will be covered are:
- Dealing with errors
- Confidentiality (Data Protection)