Medicine shortages and defects notification centre form improved

The notification form of the Medicine Shortages and Defects Notification Centre has been made more user-friendly. Various stakeholders were involved in the process, including marketing authorisation holders who submit notifications.

The first changes to the notification form are being introduced on Friday 8 October 2021.

  • As from 17.00 on Friday 8 October, when opening the notification form, you will be redirected to the amended form. From that moment onwards it will no longer be possible to use the old form for new notifications.
  • We kindly request that you do not submit or initiate any notifications of shortages on 7 and 8 October. The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate [Inspectie Gezondheidszorg en Jeugd, IGJ] will take this into account in its supervisory tasks.
  • You will, however, be able to use the notification form on 7 and 8 October to submit urgent notifications of defects.
  • We kindly request that you complete ongoing notifications (in other words notifications which have not yet been checked or completed) before 8 October. If that proves to be impossible, you can complete notifications until 17.00 on 5 November. To do so you can use the link you received in an earlier email.

If you have any questions or experience any problems, please contact the Medicine shortages and defects notification centre. We can be contacted by telephone on working days from 09.00 to 18.00 on +31(0)88 120 50 000. In the event of urgent problems outside office hours, you can telephone +31 (0)6 105 71 966.
More changes will follow at the end of 2021 and additional information on these changes will be provided in due course.