Equity in Medical Devices: Call for Evidence for an Independent Review
One of the UK government’s priorities is to tackle health inequalities. As part of these efforts, former Secretary of Health and Social Care Sajid Javid commissioned an independent study on equity in medical devices.
The independent review aims to establish where and how ethnic and other potential unfair biases may arise across the life cycle of medical devices, as well as the extent and impact of these, and to make recommendations for fairer solutions. To date, the evidence is still inconclusive.
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The Independent Review is issuing this call for papers to collect existing data and evidence as well as information about ongoing data collection and research or evaluation projects. This call will be particularly relevant to those who engage in any way with the design, development, evaluation and use of medical devices.
Patients and members of the general public can also use the call to share their views and ideas, but if patients have concerns about the healthcare they receive, other dedicated channels and support are available.
To provide feedback or complain about the care received to date, contact NHS England.
To report suspected side effects to medicines, vaccines, e-cigarettes, medical device incidents, faulty or adulterated (fake) products to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), use the yellow card.