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Medicines advice and prescribing guidance for public and professionals

Information about NHS pharmaceutical practice and concerns with medicines.

Yellowcard scheme

If you need to report an incident under the yellow card scheme including adverse reactions to medicines please go to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) website (external link) 

Valproate

There have been recent concerns about the use of valproate in women of child bearing potential. The MHRA have issued information for healthcare professionals and patients on their website (external link) 

Fake Meds

More than half the medical products bought online are fake or unlicensed. The MHRA has issued information to inform about the risks and safest way to buy medicines and medical devices (external link)    

To report a counterfeit medicine or device contact MHRA’s dedicated 24-hour hotline on:

Tel: 020 3080 6701

email: counterfeit@mhra.gsi.gov.uk    

or write to: 

Counterfeits
The Intelligence Unit
MHRA
151 Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria
London
SW1W 9SZ

Non-medical prescribing guidance

Guidance for non-medical prescribing can be found on the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group website (external link) 

Rebalancing medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation

Legislation and pharmacy regulation is reviewed by the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board. They advise the UK government and Welsh ministers on policy developments. For more information visit their website (external link)