UK health leaders have joined forces to call for the creation of a national medical devices registry to record details of implants and devices in patients.
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership published a new report, Proposal for a Medical Devices Registry which makes 33 recommendations in support of the development and implementation of a national implantable medical devices registry. The report highlights a number of significant patient safety and quality issues relating to medical devices.
The report was produced following a think tank debate in Summer 2019 attended by patient representatives, royal colleges, major healthcare organisations and agencies, regulators, and representatives of the English, Welsh and Scottish governments.
- Proposal for a Medical Devices Registry. Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. 5 Feb 2020