Become a technical advisor

A BP Technical Advisor is a professional who provides expertise and guidance in the development and maintenance of the British Pharmacopoeia.

The role of a BP Technical Advisor involves working closely with the British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BPC), which is responsible for overseeing the development of the pharmacopoeia. Technical Advisors contribute their knowledge and experience in specific areas of pharmaceutical sciences to ensure that the standards outlined in the British Pharmacopoeia are accurate, up to date, and aligned with current regulatory requirements.

Technical Advisors may have expertise in various fields such as pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, analytical techniques, or formulation development. They participate in the review and evaluation of proposed monographs, which are specific tests and standards for the identification, purity, and quality of substances and products. They also provide input on new developments in pharmaceutical science and technology, ensuring that the British Pharmacopoeia remains relevant and reflects advances in the field.

How are Technical Advisors appointed?

The BPC appoints experts to the supporting expert advisory groups (EAGs), panels of experts and working parties. Members are from the pharmaceutical industry (innovative and generic), the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the NHS and academia. A list of members is included in the current edition of the British Pharmacopoeia under Membership of Expert Advisory Groups, Panels of Experts and Working Parties.

All members are required to comply with the MHRA Code of Practice on Identifying, Declaring and Managing Interests

Members are usually appointed for a 4 year term and a full membership review is carried out every 4 years. 

How do I become a Technical Advisor?

Vacancies arise from time to time and if you would like to register your interest in becoming a member of any of the EAGs, panels or working parties please send us a brief CV and covering letter to

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