IHPN responds to independent safety review into medicines and medical devices

Responding to the publication of Baroness Cumberlege’s Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, Dr Howard Freeman, Clinical Director of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said:

“At a time of rapid growth of implantable medical devices both in the UK and internationally, it’s vital that we have a more joined up approach to recording and regulating the use of medical devices across the whole healthcare system to keep patients safe.

“The independent sector is committed to putting patients at the heart of what we do and continuously improving the care they provide to patients. We therefore welcome Baroness Cumberlege’s review which makes a number of important recommendations to ensure any concerns around medicines and medical devices can be identified and acted upon as quickly and effectively as possible, with greater coordination across the health system to ensure all patients can access the safest possible care.”