Expert GMDP Inspector
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
David Churchward has been a GMP inspector with the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency since 2004.
In his current role, David is responsible for providing technical and professional leadership to the MHRA’s team of 30 GMDP inspectors. He is experienced in leading the implementation of innovative regulatory approaches on a national and international level. From 2012 to the end of 2015, he led the GMP Inspectorate’s compliance management activity, including membership of the MHRA’s Inspection Action Group.
David has extensive involvement in regulatory harmonisation and collaboration through the PIC/S sub-committees for Strategic Development (deputy chair) and GMP Harmonisation (member). He is also co-chair of the PIC/S data integrity working group and PIC/S representative at the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH). He is the MHRA representative at the EMA Inspectors Working Group.
Prior to joining the MHRA, David was a Principal Pharmacist and production manager in the UK’s National Health Service, responsible for the manufacture of aseptically prepared radioactive diagnostic agents, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products.