HPRA Patient Forum

News Category: Regulatory news

Date: 19/08/2020

The HPRA is committed to widening its engagement with patients and patient organisations, to enable a deeper understanding of patient perspectives and experiences in relation to the regulation of health products. To this end, it is establishing a Patient Forum. 

The forum will serve as an important platform to enable the exchange of information on issues of interest. It will allow for the increased participation by patients and consideration of patient perspectives into the development of HPRA’s policies and regulatory activities. The forum will also be a significant new vehicle for the HPRA to hear views and obtain information directly from patients and patient groups on the current use of medicines and medical devices and their therapeutic environment. 

The forum is being piloted from September 2020 with the participation of a number patients and representatives of patient organisations. Once the forum is fully established with an agreed mandate, procedures and work programme, it is intended that membership will be opened to other patients and patient groups.

If you would like any additional information, please contact patientforum@hpra.ie

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