UK Government Prioritizes Medical-Device Transport In No-Deal Brexit
The UK government has been working on plans to ensure medical devices, among other goods, can still "flow into the country, and won't be delayed by additional controls and checks."
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Brexit, the "Implant Files" and the new EU regulations – however large they loom at present, they will in time be seen as mere tactical challenges for a global medtech industry working hard to ensure that it is ready for the massive health-care delivery and service-oriented changes to come. Preparing for the future and maximizing current market penetration – in the UK, the EU and beyond – were key themes at UK HealthTech 2018, held in Cardiff, Wales.
The call for more to be done about the EU’s regulatory hurdles to innovation, as well as for improvements to governance, has now grown to a crescendo. While the EU looks at how best to move forward, innovation in the UK is benefiting from greater regulatory freedoms.
The revised timelines around products generally used for aesthetic purposes, a small subset of products falling under the Medical Device Regulation, create their own microsphere of complexity.