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Making medicines and medical devices safer


The MHRA is committed to improving patient safety and strategically runs regular public health campaigns, like our annual #MedSafetyWeek, to raise awareness about the importance of reporting to the Yellow Card scheme.

How you can help support our Yellow Card campaigns

Help us spread awareness by encouraging healthcare professionals, patients, carers and parents to report side effects themselves online at or using the Yellow Card app. Please support our campaigns by retweeting, liking and sharing our content on social media. You can find us on:

Join in the conversation and send your own messages via social media using the animations on this page from our current and previous campaigns (you can right-click on an image with your mouse and save them locally). Consider contributing your own perspective and thoughts to the discussion using the following hashtags: #medsafetyweek #everyreportcounts #patientsafety and #MHRAYellowCard.

Tell your colleagues and stakeholders about the campaign. Ask them to also support it by sharing/retweeting the links to the animations and infographics. They can also be used on organisational intranet pages so do get in touch for help on this. Please also share the materials on your personal Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, as well as via professional networks or patient organisations.

See our resources and case studies pages to help spread awareness and encourage others to report to the Yellow Card scheme and click on the following MHRA campaigns for more information.

Patient waiting area vidoes - If you have TV screens you can also download promotional videos to improve awareness about the importance of reporting in patient waiting areas: video 1 and video 2, or see add our posters from the resources section

#MedSafetyWeek (annually in November: 6-12 Nov 2023)

World Patient Safety Day (17 September)

Help share our other campaign materials 

Covid-19 campaign 

FakeMeds campaign