The renewed GMP+ FC scheme 2020 was published on March 3rd, 2021. Since then, the GMP+ Community has been given the chance to prepare for the transition to the GMP+ FC scheme 2020. In September 2021, the first company obtained certification under the renewed scheme requirements.
Up until now, a small group of companies has obtained certification under the renewed scheme requirements. We expect that this number of companies is expected to grow. Therefore, we want to inform you again about the benefits, the transition period, and the support we offer for the GMP+ FC 2020 scheme.
We want to make it simpler and easier for the GMP+ Community to work with our scheme. The GMP+ FSA and GMP+ FRA modules have been rewritten and simplified in structure. Readability has been improved and there is more focus on the goal to be achieved and less on the process. This means that you as a company have more responsibility in how you reach that goal. Of course we offer support to help and to clarify this.
We understand that transition to the GMP+FC scheme 2020 takes time and some adjustments from your side as well as from the Certification Bodies. Therefore, we set a transition period for the GMP+ Community to prepare and to naturally go over to the GMP+ FC scheme 2020.
During this transition period we will continue to improve GMP+ FC scheme 2010. We will inform the GMP+ Community about these changes, via our GMP+ Alerts and our GMP+ News.
We provide support, guidance and (background) information on the GMP+ FC scheme 2020 by means of our so-called "Support documents". They contain explanations and give examples of how the requirements can be implemented. Cross-reference tables and summaries of changes are also available.
In addition, a special document has been developed for companies with questions and answers about how to start with the GMP+ FC scheme 2020. The support documents can be found on our support page. Naturally we also continue to be available for all questions via our GMP+ Helpdesk.
Did you know that we also work closely with GMP+ Registered Consultants? They can help you with the implementation of the GMP+ FC scheme 2020 for your company.
If you have questions, ideas or suggestion, please let us know. We can only improve with your feedback.