EU GMP Inspection Readiness: Path to Success

Following on from the how to prepare for a regulatory inspection advice we shared during our recent virtual symposium, one of EPiC’s GMP consultants has recently returned from helping a client in California with their inspection readiness activities in preparation for the site’s first EU GMP regulatory inspection.

The on-site consultancy support provided the opportunity for the inspection hosts and subject matter experts (SMEs) to gain an appreciation of the EU GMP inspection process style and what to expect. It highlighted general points for all staff as well as some specific Do’s and Don’ts.

Newfound Confidence

The visit provided recommendations for the management of the inspection with respect to hosting, tour, and the ‘back room’ logistics and provided the opportunity to practice the inspection document request system. The facility tour focused on identifying key GMP issues so that the consultant could work with the SMEs to develop recommendations to address any issues and provided an opportunity for the SMEs to practice presenting information to an inspector.

The client reported that our consultant had been “an amazing asset by highlighting some gaps, conveyed the likely criticality of those gaps, and provided recommendations on how to address.” The inspection readiness support has given the site a newfound confidence to approach the inspection with a realistic yet positive mindset.

The client reported that “whilst we know we will have some observations, we now feel confident that the site will show well and will be able to demonstrate that we are in a state of control”, which all bodes well for a successful inspection outcome.

Are you Inspection Ready?

Take a look at our recent top-tip article by Michelle Yeomans focusing on Inspection Readiness to help you stay calm and be prepared!

Get in touch if you want to know more about our mock inspections or bespoke inspection readiness training by using our contact form here: Contact Us

CPD Accreditation for EPiC’s Virtual GMDP Symposium 2023

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is becoming increasingly important for professionals in all industry sectors, regardless of their career level, job role, or responsibilities. Employers and professional bodies are placing more emphasis on the continuous learning and development of their employees and members.

EPiC Auditors has become a member of the CPD Certification Service which is recognised as the world’s leading and largest CPD accreditation service with over 25 years of experience. An application is in progress to accredit EPiC’s Virtual GMDP Symposium on 5th December 2023  to enable us to award CPD points to attendees of the event.

By being an accredited training provider, EPIC Auditors adds value to the learning experience of their symposium delegates by providing a quality framework that aligns their courses the event content with CPD standards and provides a recognised, independent verification of the learning outcomes and the CPD points awarded.

To find out more about CPD and our membership visit The CPD Certification Service (

EPiC CPD Membership Certificate

Agenda Announced For EPiC’s Virtual GMDP Symposium 2023 

Announcing EPiC Auditors Virtual Symposium 2023

EPiC can now reveal our full agenda for our Virtual GMDP Compliance Symposium,  Beyond the Basics: Mastering GMDP Compliance and Inspection Readiness, taking place on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

Agenda Overview:

  • Recent Updates to Guidance & Regulations
  • How do you know you are Inspection Ready?
  • Deficiency Data-Interpretation & Root Cause Analysis
  • Innovation and ATMP Panel Discussion
  • Annex 1 – Contamination Control Strategy (CCS) / Gap Assessments – Workshop
  • ICH Q9 (new revision) – Risk Assessment
  • GDP Masterclass – challenges faced by RPis, The Windsor Framework update, GDP inspection approaches
  • Q&A Panel Session

Download the full agenda here:

Please take note that our schedules are subject to changes, depending on the situation at the discretion of the organisers.

🔍Meet the Experts🔎

Our carefully selected speakers bring a wealth of industry knowledge, having served as MHRA Inspectors. Their expertise and insights will provide you with invaluable guidance in navigating the complex landscape of regulatory compliance.

Discover how our expertise can take you beyond the ‘basics’ and propel your organisation towards excellence in pharmaceutical manufacturing and compliance!

Click here to read more about our speakers!

Not available on the day? We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all the sessions of the event. A recording of the event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. You can access the presentations whenever it’s convenient for you during this time.

Have a question? Need to register multiple people or pay offline?

Please email

We hope to see you there!


Announcing EPiC Auditors Virtual Symposium 2023

Unleashing Excellence in GMDP Compliance and Inspection Readiness

EPiC’s Virtual Symposium – Tuesday 5th December 2023, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (GMT)

EPiC is excited to announce their upcoming Virtual Compliance Symposium 2023, scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th. The symposium, with the theme “Beyond The Basics: Mastering GMDP Compliance & Inspection Readiness,” will feature a lineup of esteemed former MHRA Inspector speakers who will delve into the latest updates, guidance, and regulations shaping the pharmaceutical industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and network with industry professionals at the EPiC Auditors Ltd Virtual Compliance Symposium 2023. Register now and take an important step towards shaping a compliant future in the pharmaceutical industry.

Registration and Pricing

To register for the EPiC Virtual Compliance Symposium 2023 and book your place, please register below 👇

Tickets cost £300 + VAT.

Have a question? Need to register multiple people or pay offline? Please email

Not available on the day? We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all the sessions of the event. A recording of the event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. You can access the presentations whenever it’s convenient for you during this time.

Cyber Essentials Certification Renewal

EPiC Auditors Achieves Cyber Essentials Certification for the Second Consecutive Year

Epic Auditors have been awarded for the second year with a certification from Cyber Essentials proving their dedication to guard against cyber threats and demonstrate a commitment to cyber security.

In today’s digital age, it is important that companies demonstrate their commitment to maintaining a secure and safe digital environment. EPiC Auditors understand the critical importance of safeguarding our clients’ sensitive data. We have taken this step by continuing to obtain Cyber Essentials Certification for the second consecutive year. This achievement is a testament to our unwavering dedication to combatting cyber threats and upholding robust cybersecurity measures.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that offers valuable support to businesses in defending themselves against common online threats. By achieving this certification, we not only showcase our commitment to cybersecurity, but we also offer our clients the reassurance that their sensitive information is in safe hands.

At EPiC Auditors, we recognise the ever-evolving nature of cyber threats and the imperative to stay one step ahead of them. That’s why we continually invest in enhancing our cybersecurity measures, going beyond mere certification to embrace the adoption of industry best practices in our information security strategy.

Our Cyber Essentials certification serves as a tangible demonstration of our commitment to maintaining a secure and safe digital environment. You can rest assured knowing that your data is not only handled professionally but also protected with utmost rigor.

Cyber Essentials Certified
Cyber Essentials Certified