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NOAH welcomes VMD’s new Regulatory Science Strategy
NOAH called the evidence-based approach a positive step forward which will help to secure a future for development, authorisation and regulation of veterinary medicines in the UK.

New evidence-based approach will help bolster VMD's work.

The National Office of Animal Health Limited (NOAH) has shown support for the new Regulatory Science Strategy outlined by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).

The Strategy Vision is: “To promote the scientific basis underlying the authorisation and regulation of veterinary medicines, ensuring the availability of products which support animal health whilst protecting public health and the environment.”

It aims to ensure that the VMD remains informed on future technological advances and new approaches, so that it can be prepares to address scientific and regulatory challenges that may arise.

In a statement NOAH praised this commitment to an evidence-based approach, calling it a positive step forward which will help secure a future for development, authorisation and regulation of veterinary medicines in the UK based on a rational and flexible regulatory platform.

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “We provided feedback on the objectives and strategic goals of the strategy followed by key points our sector consider to be important in the upcoming review of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, an important instrument to support the VMD Regulatory Science Strategy.

“Execution of this strategy will be a long-term objective and we have stressed that it will be important that VMD continues to consult with stakeholders regularly and proactively. NOAH would welcome more dialogue on this in the future as plans evolve.’’

To view the draft Regulatory Science Strategy please click here.

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 A new spring series of wellbeing talks designed to tackle some of the issues faced in veterinary practices is launching on Saturday (27 February). Hosted by WellVet and Boehringer Ingelheim, the talks will focus on simple, practical tips to improve personal and team wellbeing.

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2021 NOAH Compendium now available

The 2021 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published.

Published annually by NOAH, this book is sent to every veterinary practice in the UK for free. The 2021 edition includes an even larger range of products than previous years.

Chief executive Dawn Howard stated that NOAH will shortly be launching a survey for practices on the Compendiums effectiveness.

She added: "Our survey will give users of the Compendium the opportunity to say how they think we can improve it to assist them in prescribing veterinary medicines and advising animal keepers on their use. We look forward to getting your views."