This workshop will focus on Parallel Trade and potential impact of Brexit.

We will briefly go over the background on Parallel Trade, products of interest and explore trade across boarders (both ways).
Stock shortages & FMD were the challenges faced during 2019. We will review the status for 2020.

Expectations from Brexit for pharma industry and regulatory bodies. Has the industry simply now planned for all eventualities given we have had many false starts for Brexit and deadlines?

How parallel trade has evolved in the UK and rest of EU. Discuss various business models adopted by industry. What does the future hold for Parallel Trade?


• Update strategies for changes from Brexit
• Learn from others in the workshop about their experiences and learning (good & bad)
• Discover potential gaps and opportunities on offer for Parallel Trade for the future

Presidents, Managers, Head of, Executives involved in:

• International Trade and Relations
• Supply Chain Development – Brexit
• Brexit Implementation
• Market Access
• Supply Chain Manager
• Parallel trade reporting
• Regulatory Affairs
• IP
• Purchasing
• Policy Patent Operations
• European Affairs
• Supply and Demand
• Attorney
• Distribution

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introductions

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel, Principal Consultant, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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9:10 The background to PT from conception to trading models and the current consequences and challenges of PT

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel, Principal Consultant, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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9:50 Understanding and discussing where are we now in terms of Brexit strategies for implementation and where do we go from here?

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel, Principal Consultant, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The future of Parallel Trade, what opportunities and threats should be considered in line with realistic expectations?

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel, Principal Consultant, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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11:40 Recap & Q&A

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel, Principal Consultant, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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12:30 Closing Remarks and End of Workshop



Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel

Principal Consultant, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Tushar Patel

Principal Consultant, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel

Registered pharmacist in 1992 following a year training at Milton Keynes hospital. Worked as a community pharmacist for some years whilst also involved in regulatory projects for start-up of parallel import companies in the UK. Facilitated application for MHRA Manufacturing Licences and PL(PI) applications for various clients. Completed my MBA in 1996 and progressed into community pharmacy and wholesale of pharmaceuticals and then regulatory affair, Pharmacovigilance and development of generics.
Currently fully engrossed with formulation & development of generics with all regulatory disciplines in house with our own Marketing Authorisations. I am an EU QPPV leading our in house Pharmacovigilance department and also a trainee EU QP, having our own Manufacturing Licence.

My ambition has been achieved to develop, manufacture and dispense our medicines to our own customer in my own pharmacies. Now we are looking ahead to better serve patients globally and safer medicines.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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