Following extensive discussion with pharmaceutical companies and the MHRA, Cogent (the national skills body for the science industries) has published a new Gold Standard role profile for the Responsible Person, which sets out an industry-agreed framework that identifies the skills required by a Responsible Person in 4 skills areas.

This spread of skills ensures that the role includes not only the traditional qualifications and technical requirements but also the behavioural skills required to do the job to a high standard.

Cogent press release: Responsible Person (RP) – A new Gold Standard in Medicinal Products (external link)

The Gold Standard role profile – Responsible Person medicinal products (external link)


Posted on the UK MHRA website on 2 June 2014