The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines and medical devices in the UK.
Recognised globally as an authority in its field, the agency plays a leading role in protecting and improving public health and supports innovation through scientific research and development.
The agency has 3 centres:
- The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), a data research service that aims to improve public health by using anonymised NHS clinical data
- The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), a global leader in the standardisation and control of biological medicines
- The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK’s regulator of medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion, responsible for ensuring their safety, quality and effectiveness