A Qualified Person or QP is legally responsible for certifying that each batch of a medicinal product is suitable for release for sale or for use in a clinical trial, and will be named on the manufacturer’s authorisation. QPs are essential in the quality assurance of medicines and are responsible for ensuring that good manufacturing practice is in place. If there are any changes in manufacturing or quality control the QP will assess whether these impact on product quality.
County Down is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland. Along the southeast shore of Lough Neagh, it covers an area of 2,448 km² and has a population of 531,665.