Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the national competent authority for medicines and medical device regulation in the UK. The Agency’s mission is to protect and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.
The agency is responsible for:
- ensuring that medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion meet applicable standards of safety, quality and efficacy
- ensuring that the supply chain for medicines, medical devices and blood components is safe and secure promoting international standardisation and harmonisation to assure the effectiveness and safety of biological medicines
- helping to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the risks and benefits of medicines, medical devices and blood components, leading to safer and more effective use
- supporting innovation and research and development that’s beneficial to public health influencing UK, EU and international regulatory frameworks so that they’re risk-proportionate and effective at protecting public health