The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a 10-week consultation which gives everyone the opportunity to draw on their own experiences and contribute to the improvement of the regulatory framework and therefore patient safety in the future.
From hearing aids and walking sticks, to insulin pumps and thermometers, for many of us, medical devices are an essential part of our everyday lives. We all want to know that the devices we use are safe and effective, so regulation of medical devices really matters, especially where fast-developing technology has changed, and continues to influence, the landscape for medical devices, bringing new, innovative devices to the UK market, including some health apps.
The MHRA is the regulator for medical devices used in the UK. They are seeking views from across the medical devices and healthcare sectors, medical practitioners, patients and the wider public, to inform our future approach. They would like to hear from those who research, manufacture, supply and use medical devices.
The consultation will close at 11.45pm on 25 November 2021.