Medicine side effects reporting app

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Fifty years on from its inception, the Yellow Card Scheme is moving into the digital age through a free-access mobile app launched 14 July by Life Sciences Minister, Mr George Freeman MP. This is the only health app that allows patients, carers and healthcare professionals to report medicine side effects directly to the Yellow Card Scheme.

The Yellow Card is a free smartphone app for reporting suspected side effects (or adverse drug reactions) to the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme. Created in collaboration with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK government medicines watchdog, the Yellow Card Smartphone App is the only health app that allows you to report medicine side effects directly to the Yellow Card Scheme to help the MHRA ensure they are acceptably safe for patients. Users can select specific medicines or vaccines to track and receive news and alerts about them.

Yellow Card Smartphone App Key Features

  • provide a convenient alternative to using paper Yellow Card forms or the Yellow Card website
  • the app is free to use for everyone on iOS and Android
  • is easy to use for reporting side effects directly to the Yellow Card Scheme
  • enables users to:
    • create a ‘watch list’ of medications to receive official news and alerts on
    • view numbers of Yellow Cards received by MHRA for medicines of interest
    • see immediate response that shows Yellow Card has been accepted
    • submit updates to Yellow Cards already submitted
    • view previous Yellow Cards submitted through the app
Mick Foy, Group Manager for MHRA’s Vigilance and Risk Management of medicines division said:

The contribution of patients, careers and healthcare professionals alike in reporting suspected side effects to the Yellow Card Scheme is vital. The evidence helps MHRA detect safety issues and take the necessary action to keep the public safe.

Moving Yellow Card onto a mobile app is a logical progression in this digital age, allowing us to build on the existing website to improve user engagement.
It offers some good functionality to access further safety information, and it will continue to evolve over the course of the WEB-RADR project based on user feedback. “

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP commented:

The Yellow Card Scheme has played a vital role in the safety of medicines for the last 50 years and the launch of this new mobile app brings it into the 21st century.

By making the scheme accessible to researchers, healthcare professionals and millions of patients, it will not only improve the safety of reporting but ultimately better protect people’s health and support research in the NHS. “

More info and videos
  • Download the free app on iTunes and GooglePlay to easily report drug side effects directly to the Yellow Card Scheme via your cell phone or tablet.
  • Digital evolution for ground-breaking Yellow Card Scheme,
    GOV.UK press release, 14 July 2015.

Download the Yellow Card smartphone free app

George Freeman talks about the benefits of the new health app from the UK MHRA

In this video published by MHRAgovuk on 14 Jul 2015 , George Freeman talks about the benefits of the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency new Yellow Card free app.

More info and videos
  • The new Yellow Card smartphone app supplements an existing one-stop website and is the only app that allows patients, carers and healthcare professionals to report medicine side effects directly to the Yellow Card Scheme to help MHRA ensure they are acceptably safe for patients. Users can select specific medicines or vaccines to track and receive news and alerts about them.
  • Download the free app on iTunes and GooglePlay.
  • Digital evolution for ground-breaking Yellow Card Scheme,
    GOV.UK press release, 14 July 2015.
  • Watch more research videos on our YouTube channel.

The Yellow Card Scheme for Patients

Report medicine side effect using the Yellow Card Scheme

Are you taking a medicine and suffering from a suspected side effect?
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Tell us about your side effect. Report it using the Yellow Card Scheme. Help make medicines safer for everyone.
Video published on 30 Apr 2013 by MHRAgovuk.

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The Yellow Card Scheme for Parents

A video by the MHRA

You can report suspected side effects (also known as adverse drug reactions) to a medicine, vaccine, herbal or complementary remedy through the Yellow Card Scheme. The scheme, run by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Commission on Human Medicines, is used to collect information from both health professionals and the general public on suspected side effects.
a Video by MHRAgovuk, Published on 1 Apr 2014.

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A Side Effect to a Medicine? You can report it using YellowCard

Report Online suspected Side Effects to Medicine Drugs with the MHRA UK Yellow Card Scheme

A Side Effect to a Medicine? Report it using YellowCard, by @MHRApress on Flickr
You can report suspected side effects to a medicine, vaccine, herbal or complementary remedy – online

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The Yellow Card Scheme: reporting Medicine Side Effects

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Report Online suspected Side Effects to Medicine with the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme

The Yellow Card Scheme is the main adverse drug reactions reporting scheme in the UK

The Yellow Card Scheme:  Reporting Medicine Side Effects
You can report suspected side effects to a medicine, vaccine, herbal or complementary remedy – online

The MHRA and the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) run the UK’s spontaneous adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting scheme – called the Yellow Card Scheme. This receives reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) or side effects from healthcare professionals and patients for medicines and vaccines.

The Yellow Card Scheme is the main ADR reporting scheme in the UK and was introduced in 1964 after the thalidomide tragedy highlighted the urgent need for routine monitoring of medicines. It receives about 25,000 reports of possible side effects each year.

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