Good Documentation Practices

Why are document standards important?

In a GMP environment documentation needs to meet certain requirements to ensure product quality and product safety. If an instruction or record is poorly documented, then the manufacture or Quality assurance/control of a product can be negatively impacted, potentially reducing patient safety.

The GMP regulations from PIC/S, FDA and EU all include mandatory sections on documentation.

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Documentation provides both:

Information on when, where, who, why and how to complete tasks, and
Evidence proving that the tasks have been completed as they should be.

Consequently, the standard of documentation within a company can directly impact the level of success in manufacturing quality products that are safe as well as success during audit situations.

The basics of GDP

To meet industry standards, it is critical that all documentation follows GDP when it affects:

GMP processes
Material or product identity, quality, purity, strength and safety
The validated state of GMP product manufacture, facilities, equipment, computer systems and testing methods.

It is recommended that your company has a policy or procedure outlining the expected GDP standards, particularly for those requirements that may be unique to your company.

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