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MHRA Email Alerts

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Have you subscribed to the MHRA email alerting service?

Any and all staff involved in GDP related activities should take advantage of this free and essential resource.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency/email-signup

Whether you are involved in Good Distribution Practice, Good Manufacturing Practice, Pharmacy or just like to keep up to date with the news.

How can this help you?

The MHRA email alerting service offers a variety of subscription topics, however only sign up to the ones that are most pertinent to you. We are aware of friends who have gone tickbox-happy and regretted it later when snowed under with mail after mail.

The list of subscription topics are as follows;

MHRA

• General

o Conference Information
o Job Vacancies

• News

o News Items
o Press Releases
o Stakeholder Engagement News

• All Herbal medicines information

o Herbal safety updates
o Public Assessment Reports – Herbal only
o Traditional Herbal Medicines Registration Scheme news

• Regulatory information- medicines

o Advertising complaints investigation results
o Approved updates to safety information in Summaries of Product Characteristics (SmPCs)
o Clinical trials time-based performance measures
o Licensing time-based performance measures
o Medicines regulatory news
o Monthly list of granted marketing authorisations
o Monthly list of granted parallel import licences
o Patient Information Quality Unit (PIQU) performance figures
o Portal information/updates
o Public Assessment Reports – All
o Register of holders of manufacturer’s authorisations for investigational medicinal products
o Register of manufacturing sites/wholesale dealers

• Inspection

o Updates to Good Clinical Practice section
o Updates to Good Laboratory Practice section
o Updates to Good Pharmacovigilance Practice section
o Updates to Good Manufacturing Practice section
o Updates to Good Distribution Practice section
o Updates to Good Clinical Practice for Clinical Laboratories section

• Regulatory information- medical devices

o Device Directives Bulletins
o Devices regulatory news
o Guidance on the EC Medical Device Directive
o Vigilance guidance for specific devices

• Consultations

o Consultations (including ARMs, MLXs and device consultations)

• Posters and leaflets

o Posters and leaflets

• Committee documents

o Commission on Human Medicines (CHM)
o Committee on the Safety of Devices (CSD)
o Advisory Board on the Registration of Homoeopathic Products (ABRHP)
o British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BPC)
o Committee on Blood Pressure Monitoring in Clinical Practice (CBPM)
o Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee (HMAC)
o Independent Review Panel for Advertising (IRPA)
o Independent Review Panel on the Classification of Borderline Products (IRPCBP)
o In Vitro Diagnostic Advisory Committee (IVDAC)
o Microbiology Advisory Committee (MAC)

• Safety alerts, messages and guidance

o Medicines safety alerts, messages and guidance

 Drug Alerts
 Company-led drug recalls
 Safety warnings and messages for medicines

o Medical devices safety alerts, messages and guidance

 Medical Device Alerts
 Field Safety Notices
 One Liners
 Device Bulletins

o Healthcare professional specialties

 Anaesthetics
 Cardiology
 Care Home Staff
 Critical care practitioners
 Dentistry
 General practice
 General surgery
 Infection prevention
 Obstetrics and gynaecology
 Ophthalmology
 Orthopaedics
 Pathology
 Urology
 Paediatrics
 Pharmacy
 Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
 Radiology
 Theatre practitioners
 Cosmetic surgery
 Renal medicine
 Vascular and cardiac surgery
 Haematology and oncology

So… what should you subscribe to?

There will be variations, and only you can decide which selections work for you.

As Contract Responsible Persons and Regulatory Consultants with links to pharmacy we are subscribed to;

MHRA

 General

o Conference Information (We visit annually to keep up with our continual professional development)

 Herbal Medicines

o Herbal safety updates

 Regulatory Information – Medicines

o Medicines regulatory news

 Inspection

o Updates to good Pharmacovigilance Practice section
o Updates to good manufacturing practice section
o Updated to Good Distribution Practice section

 Regulatory information – medical devices

o Device Directives Bulletins
o Devices regulatory news
o Guidance on the EC Medical Device Directive

 Posters and leaflets

o Posters and leaflets

 Committee documents

o Commission on Human Medicines (CHM)
o Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee (HMAC)

 Safety alerts, messages and guidance

o Medicines safety alerts, messages and guidance

 Drug Alerts
 Company-led drug recalls
 Safety warnings and messages for medicines
 Drug safety update

 Medical devices safety alerts, messages and guidance

o Medical Device Alerts
o One Liners

 Healthcare professional specialties

o Pharmacy

No matter what your specialisms, focus, or interests, if you are involved in Good Distribution Practice you MUST subscribe yourself, your team and ensure that your RP (if someone other than you or your team) is also aware of news as it happens.

Any questions on the MHRA email alerting service?

Not sure what to subscribe to?

Need some general help in Good Distribution Practice?

Contact us for a free five minute consultation

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