Announcements, Events & Open Meetings
02 December 2013 - The VMD's Communications and Engagement Strategy and 2013/14 priorities
In November 2012 the VMD published our revised Communications and Engagement Strategy on the VMD's website. The Strategy sets out our aims and approach in delivering our communications work and identifies annual priorities for areas on which our communications activities will be focused. The VMD has reviewed the Strategy and decided that it remains fit for purpose. We have also agreed the VMD's annual communications priorities for 2013/14 which are now being published separately alongside the overarching Strategy. These priorities represent the areas we need to focus on in our communications and engagement with our stakeholders. Work has already been, and is being delivered, against the priorities for 2013/14 particularly in those areas which represent a continuation of our 2012/13 priorities.
Making sure we communicate effectively what we do to those who are affected by, or have an interest in our work, is a vital part of the VMD's role in assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines.
We welcome any comments from our stakeholders on the Strategy and our priorities for 2013/14 to help us make sure we are communicating as effectively and efficiently as we can.
Please send any comments to Matthew Isted, email@example.com.
02 December 2013 - The VMD achieves ISO 9001 certification and ISO 27001 re-certification
The VMD has achieved ISO 9001 (quality management requirements) certification and ISO 27001 (Information Security Management Systems) re-certification following rigorous external audits during September.
More information can be found here ISO 9001 certification and ISO 27001 re-certification
08 November 2013 - Validation of New MA applications during the Christmas Period
If you wish for your application to be considered for validation during the Christmas period, the VMD must have received it on or before Tuesday 17th December 2013. The last validation meeting to discuss applications for new Marketing Authorisations (MAs) will take place Friday 20th December 2013.
Any applications received after 17th December will not be considered for validation until the week commencing 30th December 2013
Please note the VMD will be closed on 25th, 26th and 27th December 2013 and 1st January 2014.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Abigail Seager; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 01932 338465
01 November 2013 - Joint DIA Europe/Irish Medicines Board CESP Information Day - 20th November
This informative event on the new Common European Submission Platform (CESP) is organised in cooperation with DIA Europe and the Irish Medicines Board and will take place in Dublin.
Further information can be found at http://www.imb.ie/EN/Events/Events.aspx
23 September 2013 - Industry Survey regarding electronic Submissions Deadline 31 October 2013
Members of the pharmaceutical industry are asked to provide feedback by the end of October on the European consultation on the electronic-submission roadmap for applications for human and veterinary medicines.
For any queries regarding the completion of this survey, please contact Maggie Steel.
11 September 2013 - Publication of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013
The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013 (SI 2033) (VMR) will come into force on 1 October 2013.
The VMR are available electronically on the legislation.co.uk website.
10 September 2013 - Publication of the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy
The UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013-2018 has been published.
A joint statement from Defra, BVA, RVCS, NFU NOAH and RUMA regarding the publication of the strategy has also been published.
04 September 2013 - Updated Advertising FAQs
The advertising of veterinary medicines FAQ has been updated to reflect the changes which come into force on 01 October 2013.
03 September 2013 - Unauthorised Product Complaint form
As from now all complaints regarding suspected medicinal marketing of unauthorised veterinary products must be submitted using the new Unathorised Product Complaint Form.
It is expected that receiving information in a way that clearly identifies the alleged offence and directs us straight to the problem will help improve the efficiency of our enforcement process.
24 July 2013 - The European Commission has launched the public consultation on the revision of Annex 16: Certification by a Qualified Person and Batch Release.
Events that the VMD plans to attend as an exhibitor in 2013:
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The VMD & VPC Open Meetings were held on 18 September 2013