The new Health and Care Bill gives NHS Digital powers to create a new ‘medicine registry’
The bill, published earlier this month, will allow NHS Digital to collect a range of information about the use of medicines and their effects in the UK and hold this data in one or more information system(s). The MHRA would be able to then use the information held in an information system to establish and maintain comprehensive UK-wide medicines registries.
“This would improve post-market surveillance on the use [of] medicines. For example, where a safety issue has led to the introduction of mea