As in many countries, the UK market access environment is undergoing constant change. The MAP Online UK service provides an up to date and constantly evolving description of the environment, structures, processes and news relating to pricing, reimbursement and policy in the four nations of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

The term ‘medical device’ covers a broad range of products including those used every day in most health and social care settings

A medical device is any device, instrument, apparatus, implement, material substance, or other article (used singly or in combination), together with any accessory thereto, which is intended by the manufacturer for:

  • Diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment of alleviation of human disease or injury
  • Investigation or modification of human anatomy or of human physiological processes, where its principal intended action is not achieved by pharmaceutical means (but which may be assisted in its functioning by such means)

Equipment: Products that are not medical devices but are used in health and social care settings either by providers or users (e.g. chair lifts, blood tissue storage systems, fluid warming cabinets and some disinfecting and sterilising equipment).

Please see also the UK news section on the main MAP MedTech website.

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