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British Science Week: Q&A with MHRA’s Deputy Director of Innovative Medicines, Shirley Hopper

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To celebrate British Science Week, we spoke to the MHRA’s Deputy Director of Innovative Medicines, Shirley Hopper, to see how new medicines are approved. Q: What is your role at the MHRA?   I’m Shirley Hopper, a medical doctor by …

Med Tech Regulatory Reform: The first steps towards a new framework for medical devices in the UK

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On 9 January 2024, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) published its Roadmap for the delivery of the future regulatory framework for medical devices. In the first of a new blog series, Laura Squire, Med Tech Regulatory Reform …

Antimicrobial resistance: How we’re supporting innovative solutions to a looming global health emergency

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World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual global campaign from 18-24 November that raises awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a global health issue worsened by the misuse of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics. AMR can lead to …

How nurses can support patient safety through reporting adverse incidents

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On World Patient Safety Day, Holly Coole, registered mental health nurse and senior manager for digital mental health at the MHRA, discusses how the safety of medical products is monitored and how all nurses can help ensure potential issues are …