Industry reacts to publication of UK MedTech Strategy
PA Consulting's Valerie Phillips, healthcare expert, comments on the Department for Health and Social Care's first ever medical technology strategy in the UK.
Commenting on this, Valerie says: "In combination with revised UK medical device regulatory requirements, the strategy can facilitate innovation across the sector and the UK is well placed to play a central role globally in ensuring that innovations make a lasting impact on patient outcomes and drive equal access to care to patients across a range of pathways".
Adding: "Through a collaborative approach, by issuing clear demand signalling and engaging with industry from the outset, innovation pathways will be facilitated by the strategy".
Valerie concludes: "In an increasingly complex landscape, with a plethora of options on products and solutions, the MedTech strategy sets out a clear vision to ensure the right products reach the right patients in the right circumstances. This will ensure that innovative products reach patients to produce desired health outcomes."