Rachel Susan Carmichael MSc, MRSB

Executive Director, Pharmaceutical Services

Rachel Susan Carmichael has over 20 years’ experience of pharmaceutical manufacture, control and quality management including nearly 11 years as a GMDP Inspector for the UK Competent Authority, the MHRA. This includes serving as the lead inspector representative within the MHRA for the transition from the Medicines Act to the Human Medicines Regulation, SI 2012 1916.

Ms. Carmichael is eligible to act as a Qualified Person under the provisions of EU Directives and is a member of the Royal Society of Biology. She has wide-ranging experience of inspecting against European Good Distribution Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice requirements in the UK, China, India and the U.S. to meet the associated quality standards for medicines (non-sterile and aseptic production, including radio pharmaceuticals) and the blood industry.

Her areas of recognised expertise include:

  • Manufacture and packaging of oral solid dosage forms
  • Good Distribution Practice
  • Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Blood industry: Blood establishments, hospital blood banks and plasma collection sites
  • Data integrity
  • Pharmaceutical law