Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Shadow Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Exiting the European Union, asked Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to transpose the forthcoming EU Medical Devices Regulation into UK law following the UK’s exit from the EU; and how they intend to address those aspects of the Regulation that are based on participation in EU institutions and the single market.
To which Lord O’Shaughnessy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) replied:
The Government is committed to the safe and effective regulation of medical devices in the United Kingdom. We continue to strengthen safety while ensuring patients and the public have fast access to new, innovative devices.
We will be implementing the new Devices Regulations, the first provisions of which are expected to enter into force in May this year. Details of the future legislative framework will be subject to the outcome of negotiations with the European Union.