Yellow Card smartphone app launched

The MHRA's Yellow Card scheme can now be accessed via a digital smartphone app, providing an alternative to using the paper forms or the Yellow Card website.

The Yellow Card Scheme was introduced in the wake of the thalidomide disaster in 1964
The Yellow Card Scheme was introduced in the wake of the thalidomide disaster in 1964

The app is free to download and available on iOS and Android.

Key features of the app include:

  • Designed for patients, carers and healthcare professionals
  • Create a 'watch list' of medicines or vaccines to track and receive official news and alerts on
  • View numbers of Yellow Cards received by MHRA for medicines of interest
  • View and update previous Yellow Cards submitted through the app
  • Immediate response to show Yellow Card has been accepted

Further information
Yellow Card site 

Mick Foy, Group Manager for MHRA's Vigilance and Risk Management of medicines division said, "The contribution of patients, carers 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."

A printed yellow card can be found at the back of the MIMS book.

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