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This section provides an overview of the broad range of regulatory controls that are in place governing the authorisation, supply and monitoring of veterinary medicinal products. These comprehensive controls ensure that safe, effective and quality veterinary medicines are available for the health and welfare of our animals, whilst safeguarding people and the environment.

Veterinary Medicines Regulations Consultation 2023

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has launched its public consultation on the new Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) for GB. Details of the consultation, and a series of live Q&A sessions from the VMD, are available here.

NOAH welcomes the review. Caitrina Oakes, NOAH Chair, says: “Updated Regulations are vital so that our members’ UK animal health businesses can plan for investment here. We welcome the launch of the consultation by the VMD. We will be reviewing the proposals thoroughly and look forward to responding in detail.

“NOAH members need a regulatory framework that can enable the UK animal health sector to thrive. The opportunity is now here, through this review, for UK Government to support competitiveness and innovation leading to an increase in the availability of veterinary medicinal products to British livestock and companion animals with the animal health and welfare and public health benefits this will bring.”

The consultation closed on 31 March 2023 and NOAH made a detailed response.

Find out more in our briefing paper ‘A thriving animal health sector through the revised Great Britain Veterinary Medicines Regulations‘.

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