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Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency business plan published

The 2015/16 business plan for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has been published today (30 June 2015).

The plan highlights the key areas where we will focus our efforts this year, and supports the delivery of our 2013/18 Corporate Plan. Our public health mission will remain at the core of what we do.

Over the next year our focus will be on:

  • supporting the cross-government innovation and growth agenda – including playing a key part in the Accelerated Access Review
  • implementing revised medical devices funding arrangements
  • driving forward work on key EU negotiations and implementation relating to clinical trials, falsified medicines and medical devices
  • continuing to grow the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and increase uptake of its services
  • building closer and strong collaboration with the Department of Health and partners in the health and care system, ensuring that we are working towards common goals around public health and innovation and growth
  • progressing the agency’s efficiency programme
  • being at the leading edge of digital devices and technology
  • developing further our excellence in science, including developing the capabilities of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) to ensure it remains a global leader in standardisation and control of biological medicines
  • leading the further development of incident and safety reporting systems – including embedding Yellow Card reporting into the National Health Service (NHS) and care system
  • continuing to meet our aspiration as a world-class regulator that leads the way in best practice

The agency’s priorities feed into the Department of Health’s goals and priorities, specifically:

  • preventing people from dying prematurely
  • making a step change in the way technology and information is used
  • improving productivity and long term sustainability and ensuring value for money for the taxpayer
  • contributing to economic growth