Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

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
  • Testing
  • Storage
  • Distribution
  • Transport

Also team members who are essential to the effective operation of GMP areas e.g.

  • Quality assurance
  • Domestic staff
  • Maintenance
  • Stores
  • Personnel
  • Donor records
  • Information Technology
  • Volunteers

Pet Blood Bank has FIVE main topics which help us maintain GMP in our work environment

The following topics which will be covered are:

  • Cleanliness
  • Tidiness
  • Documentation
  • Dealing with errors
  • Confidentiality (Data Protection)