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Calls for Medical Devices Registry in UK to Reduce Risk of Patient Harm

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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.

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