The Department of Health has published its 3 yearly review of the MHRA. The review looks at what the MHRA does and how and a consultation was conducted asking for opinions on:
- whether the MHRA needs to continue in its current form
- how the MHRA is performing
- whether the MHRA is providing good value
A key outcome of the report was that the MHRA plays a critical role across each of its regulatory, science and research responsibilities and should continue to operate in its current form as an executive agency. The report believes that although the MHRA is already a leading national regulator at both a pan-European and global level it can go further to lead the international community in implementing reforms. The review report also contains recommendations to improve performance, governance and efficiency. These include increasing awareness and engagement of its Yellow Card Scheme.