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Medicines agency reorganises to cope with fewer staff

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New structure establishes ‘mission-critical’ task forces, with more changes to come

The European Medicines Agency has changed its organisational structure to get the most out of its reduced workforce, having lost about 20 per cent of its staff after relocating from London to Amsterdam as a result of Brexit.

The change was driven in part by “the need to recalibrate to a lower head count following the relocation of the agency to Amsterdam in 2019 whilst dealing with an increased workload due the implementation of various new pieces of legislation,” the EMA said on 2 March.

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