Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Category: Arm's Length Body (includes Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Trading Funds and NHS bodies)
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) protects and promotes public health and patient safety by ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, performance and effectiveness and are used safely. The MHRA was formed from a merger of the Medicines Control Agency and the Medical Devices Agency on 1 April 2003.
MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health