UK buyers are told to acknowledge Conformatie Europeane (CE) marking:
This article was originally published in Clinica
UK NHS purchasing authority chief executives have been told to give equal weight to CE-marked devices as to those on the UK Manufacturer Registration Scheme (MRS) when making buying decisions. In his letter to the managers, Medical Devices Agency chief executive Alan Kent asks for action to ensure those with purchasing responsibility are made aware of the CE- marking and the MDA's support of it. It had been Department of Health policy, prior to the introduction of the medical device Directives, to recommend that medical devices be purchased only from manufacturers with MRS registration.