MHRA - Is it safe and Effective? | Nick Hunt

4 months ago

The Perseus Group is a multidisciplinary team of experts from various fields including medicine, pharmaceutical regulation and safety management.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of medicines used in the UK. It became clear during the Covid-19 pandemic that the MHRA has major failings leading to serious safety issues.

The objective of The Perseus Group is to bring these failures to the attention of politicians, policy makers and the media.

Nick Hunt graduated in Mechanical Engineering in the 1980s and worked for the Ministry of Defence in a wide variety of roles. Of most relevance here, he held airworthiness responsibility for the Lynx helicopter fleet for 5 years in the 1990s. From 2004, Nick was responsible for procurement, support and safety management of an ever-increasing range of explosive items. By 2011, Nick was a Senior Civil Servant responsible for all of the Armed Forces' ballistic munitions, such as bullets, mortars, grenades, artillery shells and rockets; all of their torpedoes; plus half of their guided missile types. He retired in 2018. As he puts it himself, he spent 15 yrs doing what the MHRA is supposed to be doing for medicines.

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