Government response to consultation on future regulation of medical devices published

The response to the consultation ran towards the end of last year on the future regulation of medical devices by the MHRA has now been published and can be accessed here

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the programme of reforms announced is aimed at: 

  • Improving and safeguarding public health
  • Supporting the availability of medical devices across the UK 
  • Ensuring the UK remains a favourable place for businesses to operate in.

Encouraging responsible innovation is a key area and techUK will be working closely with members to understand how the programme of reform will impact our industry. In our response to the consultation last year, we welcomed the efforts undertaken by the MHRA to simplify the regulatory landscape for industry and supported the push to provide greater clarity to innovators.

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid said the changes will “allow innovation to thrive and ensure UK patients are among the first to benefit from technological breakthroughs”.

The new requirements will be phased in with transitional arrangements, giving industry time to prepare and adapt. techUK members are encouraged to contact the Health and Social Care team below to provide feedback on the changes announced.

Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence

Head of Health and Social Care, techUK

Robert Walker

Robert Walker

Programme Manager, Health and Social Care & Justice and Emergency Services, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK