The Week In... Medical Devices (10-14/02)
  • Posted on: 14/02/2020
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Medical Devices (10-14/02)

A more proactive approach is needed for adult health screening, a new UK medicines and medical devices bill is expected, new analysis raises concerns over the accuracy of skin cancer risk apps, and could tackling global outbreaks be more difficult post-Brexit?

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Health screening: the need for a more proactive approach

In October 2019 the Independent Review of Adult Screening Programmes in England released its full report, praising the NHS’s adult screening programmes, but noting that uptake of screening services is falling or stagnating in many cases.

Government to publish new health bill

Baroness Blackwood, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, is expected to bring the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill before Parliament tomorrow, (13/02/20).

UK distributes new coronavirus diagnostic test

The UK has launched a new coronavirus diagnostic test to boost its testing capabilities as the outbreak in China continues.

New analysis raises concerns over accuracy of skin cancer risk apps

An evaluation of the accuracy of smartphone apps that claim to risk-stratify moles and skin lesions has found that they are poorly regulated and often cannot be trusted to produce accurate results.

Tackling global outbreaks could become more difficult following Brexit

Tackling global outbreaks such as coronavirus could become more difficult if the UK loses access to the EU’s early warning system for cross border threats and does not find an effective replacement.

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