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Comparison of Adverse Drug Reactions received through MHRA's Yellow Card Mobile app

At the moment, reporting of adverse drug reactions by hospital personnel is mainly done by paper or through the web-based form to the MHRA.  The Yellow Card Mobile app was launched in July 2015 (available from the iTunes store and GooglePlay) to increase reporting and to make reporting easy with the hope of gathering new information about ADRs to help evaluate the benefit-harm of drugs.

Researchers at UCL Institute of Child Health in London are carrying out a research study to compare the Adverse Drug Reaction  (ADR) reports sent by healthcare professionals and patients through the Yellow Card Mobile app with the current system for reporting ADRs online or on paper.

Side effects of medication can be reported via the yellow card system by anyone within a primary care, secondary care or community pharmacy setting.

Therefore any GP or healthcare professional  who reports an ADR through the mobile app during 2016 can expect to be contacted by the UCL ICH research team requesting access to anonymous information from the patient’s health care record to compare the quality of the information with that submitted through the mobile app.  MHRA and ethical approval has been granted - patient consent is not required for this study as no patient identifiable data is being requested.

Support to carry out data extraction from health care records within secondary care is available from the Trust’s Research Department - ext. 2354.

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