United Kingdom

About MHRA

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (the agency) enhances and improves the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research. The agency comprises three centres: 

         Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The MHRA consists of Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines (VRMM), Licensing, Devices and Inspection, Enforcement & Standards (IE&S). The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe. 

         Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) 

CPRD, jointly funded by the agency and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), is the UK’s preeminent research service providing access to anonymised NHS data for research. CPRD services are designed to maximise the way anonymised NHS clinical data can be used to improve and safeguard public health.

For more than 20 years data provided by CPRD have been used in a range of drug safety and epidemiological studies that have impacted on health care and resulted in over 1500 peer-reviewed publications.

The UK is in a unique global position to use clinical records in novel ways for patient recruitment, clinical trials management and follow up. In addition to supporting high quality observational research, CPRD is developing world leading services based on using real world data to support clinical trials and intervention studies. 

         ​National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls (NIBSC)

A centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines.

NIBSC plays a major role in assuring the quality of biological medicines worldwide through the provision of biological reference materials, by testing products and carrying out research. Our expert scientists also provide advice on a routine basis and in response to emergencies.

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