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Medical Equipment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 92931, tabled on 14 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to engage with (a) the medical technology industry and (b) other relevant stakeholders on the development of a MedTech strategy.

Answered on

20 December 2021

The Medical Technology Directorate is currently working on a strategy, due for publication next year. The strategy will support the United Kingdom MedTech sector and ensure the health and social care system can reliably access safe, effective and innovative medical technologies that support the continued delivery of high-quality care and excellent patient outcomes and represents value for money. When published, the strategy will set out the longer term aims and metrics and the vision for implementation, including the resources required for successful delivery. As part of the strategy’s development, the Directorate are engaging with key stakeholders, including industry and wider Government teams. The strategy will align with and be complementary to the Life Sciences Vision.