The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has launched its new five year corporate plan.


The corporate plan is a very important document. It:


  • sets our strategic direction for the next five years
  • frames how we work with our stakeholders
  • creates a structure for our work, flowing into annual business plans.


We are keen for people and organisations that have an interest in our work to help us shape our direction in the next five years, and so we have developed this plan in association with a range of stakeholders.


The plan is for an enlarged organisation. We welcome a new “centre” to our family with the transfer of the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control from the Health Protection Agency. This joins the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, which was launched in April 2012. The corporate plan shows how we will capitalise on these exciting developments.


Posted on the UK MHRA website on 11 April 2013