We produce a wide range of documents which provide guidance on safety issues concerning medicinces and medical devices.
Latest safety guidance publications
21 Jul 2014 | Drug Safety Update: Volume 7, Issue 12, July 2014 (98Kb)Drug Safety Update is essential reading for all healthcare professionals, bringing you the very latest information and advice to support the safer use of medicines.
03 Jun 2014 | Devices in Practice - checklists for medical devices
Medical devices play an crucial role in care and treatment. This set of checklists provide a practical guide for all health and social care service professionals.
23 Apr 2014 | Annual Report on Devices Adverse Incidents
This report provides an overview of medical device-related adverse incident reports received by the MHRA.
11 Apr 2014 | Managing medical devices
This document outlines a systematic approach to the purchasing, deployment, maintenance, repair and disposal of medical devices.
11 Feb 2014 | Report on devices adverse incidents 2011 to 2013 (429Kb)This document outlines a systematic approach to the purchasing, deployment, maintenance, repair and disposal of medical devices.
04 Oct 2013 | One Liners issue 98 - October 2013
ALL medical devices can fail but an increasing number of incidents that result in significant morbidity or mortality arise out of user error or because of poor practices. This edition highlights common issues that have been encountered and provides guidance on preventing problems in the future.
14 Jun 2013 | One Liners issue 97 - June 2013
Welcome to our latest new arrival – an edition especially for midwives. The MHRA receives reports of harm and near misses involving medical devices used by midwives. This edition describes some of these and provides advice on preventing further incidents.
23 Apr 2013 | Important information regarding defibrillation of patients with implanted neurostimulators
Advice on good practice when performing external defibrillation on patients with active non-cardiac implanted devices such as neurostimulators.
29 Jan 2013 | One Liners issue 96a - January 2013
A revised edition of our news sheet aimed at healthcare professionals highlighting concerns relating to the use of medical devices.
22 Nov 2012 | Safe Use of Bed Rails - DB 2006(06) v2.0
This is a revised edition of our guidance aimed at healthcare professionals.