PIC/S Seminar 2016:Inspectorates of the Future

Our Venue

Arriving by plane

Manchester Airport is a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre. Black cab taxis are available from all airport terminals for ease of travel either to or from the airport.

Fares for any journey inside the Manchester Licensed Area will be shown on the meter inside the taxi.

All terminals link to Manchester Airport's train station, which provides fast and frequent services to the city centre. For service times and prices, please go to www.nationalrail.co.uk

Arriving by train

The nearest railway station is Deansgate, which links to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations.

MOSI is a short walk from all mainline stations within Manchester City Centre or by the free Metroshuttle city bus.

Car parking

There is no on-site parking available at MOSI. There are several car parks within 5 minutes' walk from the museum. The nearest NCP car park is the Great Northern car park.

If you are travelling into the city from the motorway, head towards Manchester and look for the brown tourist signs directing you to the Museum of Science & Industry.

Disabled car parking

There are 3 spaces for Blue Badge holders on Lower Byrom Street next to the main entrance.


The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK is honoured to be the host of the 2016 PIC/S Seminar. This is an annual international event attended by both member and non-member authorities of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC Scheme). The theme of the PIC/S 2016 Annual Seminar is "Inspectorates of the Future".

There are many factors affecting the work that Inspectorates do and what factors will drive them to do things differently in the future. This seminar will explore the current landscape with regard to inspection findings and trendings, with a particular focus on data integrity issues and then look to see what changes Industry have on the horizon. It will then also explore how various Inspectorates are collaborating on a number of topics and look to establish best practice for risk based inspections and compliance management. Finally, the seminar will look to what in the future PIC/S will be doing to support Inspector education through the PIA and also the PIC/S vision to 2020.

Dates and Location

The seminar, taking place from 6th to 8th July will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester.

The Executive Bureau and Committee Meeting will also be held at MOSI on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July.