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Download our RQA Poster Report - The Benefits and Pitfalls of using a QA Vendor

This report and the associated poster provides an overview of the tips and tricks for both parties in a QA outsourcing arrangement and provide possible solutions to the perceived or actual challenges that these relationships inevitably bring. It is based on research into the perceptions of service providers as well as customers (e.g. audit clients). It also contains an example of an outsourcing paradigm.

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TMQA Regulatory News Update - October 2015

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  • MHRA Publishes Position Statement and Guidance on Electronic Health Records
  • MHRA and India Regulators Sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • EMA Provides Update on Publication of Clinical Data
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Administration Associate required

We require an Office Administrator (hours negotiable and flexible - minimum of 20 hours per week, job share is also an option) to provide book-keeping and administration support.   We provide a quality service to our clients and a good work/life balance to our colleagues.  Team working is important to us and the right people are often more important than the right qualifications.

Applicants must have basic book-keeping skills and proven office administration experience in a similar role.  The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Book- Keeping experience – using Quickbooks or another similar accounting package
  • Strong Administration skills – including keeping accurate records, producing printed material, ensuring control of stocks/supplies
  • Experience of updating and maintaining client databases and Sharepoint
  • Polite telephone manner and confidence to deal with enquiries efficiently
  • IT Skills – good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player with the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Confidence to deal with suppliers – office supplies, printers, promotional material companies

Closing date for applications is Friday 16th October 2015.  To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Fiona Waddell, Director at:   fiona.waddell@towermains.co.uk or call 0131 664 7838.


TMQA Regulatory News Update - September 2015

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  • MHRA Phase I Accreditation Scheme
  • EC Issues Consultation Document on Clinical Trial Inspector Expectations
  • EMA Begins its Full Medical Literature Monitoring Service
  • EMA Releases Revisions/Addendums to GVP Modules
  • HPRA Releases Annual Report 2014
  • EC, EMA and WHO Step up Cooperations to Better Protect Global Public Health
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EMA Begins its Full Medical Literature Monitoring Service

The EMA started its full medical literature monitoring service on 1 Sep 2015. This extended service is aimed to improve safety monitoring of medicines and simplify pharmacovigilance activities for companies. The implementation follows a launch period which began on 1 Jul 2015 and which included the 50 most common chemical active substance groups. A total of 400 active substance groups will now be monitored by the EMA and the service will benefit over 4000 companies. The list of active substance groups and a reference to the journals covered by the EMA’s medical literature monitoring service can be found on the monitoring of medical literature page of the EMA website. Companies are advised to check the list and see if their products are covered by this service. The EMA has sent updates on the implementation of its medical literature monitoring service to the qualified persons for pharmacovigilance in pharmaceutical companies as well as to pharmaceutical industry organisations. http://tinyurl.com/o8jrl24