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Yellow Card Centre West Midlands is one of the regional centres of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Our centre is based within City Hospital, Birmingham.

We are responsible for education and research concerned with Yellow Card reporting – one of the primary ways of discovering new adverse drug reactions to medicines and herbal products. (Yellow Cards) from within the area covered by the West Midlands, UK. We publish an occasional bulletin, the┬áre:Action┬ánewsletter, and staff lecture throughout the region on adverse drug reactions to doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. We are also happy to talk to patient groups. Patients can provide important insight into adverse drug reactions and are now able to report directly to the MHRA via the Yellow Card website and a freephone number 0808 100 3352. We cannot accept direct enquiries from the public.

If you would like our group to arrange a talk on adverse drug reactions and the Yellow Card scheme please contact us. We are also on twitter @YellowCardWM.

Other Yellow Card Centres are based in Cardiff (for Wales), Liverpool (for the Mersey region), Newcastle upon Tyne (for Northern and Yorkshire region), and Edinburgh (for Scotland).

This site can include data from the wider medical literature and drug safety agencies across the world. Healthcare practitioners in the United Kingdom should follow the advice of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. In case of doubt, go to www.mhra.gov.uk

The Yellow Card Centre West Midlands is proud to be supported by the MHRA and the West Midlands Academic Science Network.

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See it. Suspect it. Report it! European Union-wide ADR Awareness Week

Did you know that adverse drug reactions (or side effects) are a leading cause of hospitalization? Any adverse drug reactions you see, or experience, can be reported to the Yellow Card Scheme. Every report adds to the knowledge we have about medicine safety, and help make medicines safer for other patients too. Anyone can report …

YCC Safety Day

The YCC recently held a successful safety training day for healthcare professionals at the Think Tank Birmingham. Dr Jeffries kicking off the #wmahsn and #yccwm study day: How can we all make drug treatment safer? pic.twitter.com/PhHGOZcnbd — Yellow Card WM (@YellowCardWM) 12 October 2017