MHRA Leading European Action to Reinforce Market Surveillance of Medical Devices to Protect Public Health
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has officially launched the Joint Action on Market Surveillance of Medical Devices.
Medical devices cover a wide range of products – from sticking plasters to hip replacements. To make sure devices like these are acceptably safe and perform as intended, Competent Authorities need to have a strong programme of market surveillance.
On 19 October 2016, at the 39th meeting of the Competent Authorities for Medical Devices in Bratislava, Slovakia, MHRA officially launched the Joint Action on Market Surveillance of Medical Devices.
The project aims to reinforce the market surveillance system for medical devices by improving the coordination of activities by all member states of the European Union, and ensuring adequate communications and cooperation. These are crucial for success and effectiveness of the market surveillance in the field of medical devices.