Gerald Heddell

  PhotoGerald is a microbiologist who is a Chartered Biologist and a member of the Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Since leaving the NHS in 1978, he worked in senior roles in manufacturing and quality assurance for The Wellcome Foundation, Glaxo Wellcome and GlaxoSmithKline. He joined the MHRA in 2005 and his current responsibilities focus on the quality of medicines in the UK and include a comprehensive surveillance, inspection and enforcement programme, the licensing of pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers, defective medicines reporting, unlicensed imports, borderline products, medicines testing and the British Pharmacopoeia.