Formal UK Medical Devices Legislation Expected In Spring
The Queen’s speech last month signaled new legislation for medical devices after the UK leaves the umbrella of EU legislation, following the December election result. The bill is expected to enter its second reading in March 2020.
You may also be interested in...
The new UK government’s political priorities for the years ahead were laid out in the 19 December Queen’s speech, which inevitably centred around the UK’s departure from the EU next month and the negotiation of a free trade deal with the EU. A rise in NHS spending was promised, and new legislation on the future of medicines regulation is on the horizon.
The December 12 UK general election returned a Conservative majority, the scale or which few would have predicted. It means that the new government can press on with its plans for Brexit, the uncertainty now surrounding only when, not if.
Point-of-care/near-patient testing has been “two years away from major breakthrough” for at least two decades, but fast access to data via automation and IT means that progress might change at last. How the tests are paid for remains an issue. The future of POC was the theme of an investor discussion at the first DxPx conference, held during the Medica 2019 event in Germany.