Update on UK Government’s response to Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Nadine Dorries MP, has updated Parliament on the government’s response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) Review.

The Minister responded to the recommendations made in the IMMDS Review which include the appointment of a patient safety commissioner, the formation of a new independent redress agency and the creation of a central patient-identifiable database to research and audit outcomes for device safety and patient outcomes.

The Minister outlined the government amendment tabled before Christmas to the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill to establish the role of a patient safety commissioner, the lack of plans to establish an independent redress agency and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)’s progress to improve how it involves patients in all aspects of work.

For more information, please read the Minister’s written statement to Parliament. 

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Published on 12. January 2021 in News, News UK