MHRA Moving Towards Paperless Communications
Following discussions with industry bodies, the MHRA is now replacing all paper-based communications with emails. The emails will replace paper-based communications about Common European Submissions Portal (CESP) submissions. Companies working with the MHRA will now receive emails to a single address for each customer.
In an email to trade organisations and customers about the move to a paperless system, John Quinn, Chief Information Officer with the London-based organisation outlined that the initiative would possibly speed up communication flows and make CESP submissions easier to track as a result. He added that the new system will come into place in October of 2016. The change will only affect communications about decisions, which are currently sent by letter.
Companies and trade bodies dealing with the MHRA have until the 15th of August to provide a single email address for receiving communications about CESP submissions. It is anticipated that Clinical Trials submissions will also move to a paperless system in the near future. These changes are all part of a wider MHRA project to facilitate easier customer interactions.
More information is available on the MHRA website.