Regulation of medical implants

Inquiry concluded, Report published.

Government Response has been received

The Committee agreed on 23 March 2012 to launch a new inquiry examining the Regulation of medical implants.

Terms of Reference

Regulation of medical implants inquiry terms of referenceOral Evidence

13 June 2012
John Howlett, Head of Notified Body, British Standards Institute (Healthcare) (BSi), Peter Ellingworth, Chief Executive, Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), Mike Kreuzer, Technical and Regulatory Executive Director, Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI); Jacqueline Minor, Director of Consumer Affairs, Directorate-General for Health & Consumers, European Commission; Sir Kent Woods, Chief Executive, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Lord Howe (Earl), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health

23 May 2012
Evidence given by Dr Carl Heneghan, GP and Reader in Evidence-Based Medicine, Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, Dr Thomas Joyce, Reader in Biotribology, University of Newcastle, Professor Stephen Westaby, Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, and Dr Suzette Woodward, Director of Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)




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