Regulating medical device apps

Valerie Field, interim group manager in the MHRA devices division, explores new guidance for medical device health apps

Mike Kreuzer, of the Association of British Healthcare Industries, looks at the revision of the Medical Device Regulation, and the consequential strengthening of requirements.

Raising the standard of patient safety

Andy Crosbie, MHRA Devices Division, explains how Unique Device Identification and GS1 standards can help to improve patient safety while increasing efficiency.

Clearing the air on pre-hospital care

Dr Nick Crombie, clinical lead for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, discusses the latest technological developments in pre-hospital care and the impact these have had on patients.

Accessing all areas of medical technology

The Medical Technology Group considers the impacts on patients of poor access to some medical technologies despite the known benefits and wide availability.

Mark Grumbridge, of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, discusses the importance of reporting incidents with medical devices.

Following a second round of funding allocated from the Nursing Technology Fund, NHS England’s Beverley Bryant looks at how the smarter use of modern technology is transforming patient care

Though a fairly new but rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field, robotic systems have already been tested for tele surgery and have been widely explored in almost all surgical disciplines. Geethu Roshan Verghese, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, reports

Though a fairly new but rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field, robotic systems have already been tested for tele surgery and have been widely explored in almost all surgical disciplines, writes analysts Frost & Sullivan

Mick Foy discusses the importance of reporting adverse drug reactions through the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme and the current focus on making children’s medicine safer

John Wilkinson, from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), discusses how better reporting of problems with medical devices from NHS staff can play a vital role in patient care

At a time when healthcare providers are tasked with improving the quality of services, whilst also reducing costs, providing medical equipment that is working efficiently and effectively is more important than ever – and more challenging than ever

When introduced in 2002, PbR was a successful financial tool to increase activity, however, the NHS has since changed and so must this system, argues the Medical Technology Group

As the incidences of traumatic injuries, cancers and cardiovascular disease continue to rise, the impact of surgical intervention on public health systems will grow

Nick Hunn, vice chairman of the Mobile Data Association, looks at how the health service is embracing a variety of mobile technologies to transform service delivery and patient care

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