Letters UK medical device regulation

MHRA works hard to ensure that medical devices work and are safe

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1784 (Published 14 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1784
  1. Susanne Ludgate, clinical director1
  1. 1Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), London SW1W 9SZ, UK
  1. silke.thomson{at}mhra.gsi.gov.uk

I am concerned about your recent article,1 which quotes a representative of the medical devices industry saying that clinical studies take up to 18 months to be approved in the UK. This …

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