We produce a wide range of documents which provide guidance on safety issues concerning medicinces and medical devices.
Latest safety guidance publications
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.
29 Oct 2012 | One Liners issue 95 - October 2012
A news sheet aimed at healthcare professionals highlighting concerns relating to the use of medical devices.
07 Sep 2012 | Blood Pressure Measurement Devices - DB 2006(03) v2.0
A guidance document for healthcare professionals to provide information on the purchase, management and use of non-invasive blood pressure measurement devices.
03 Jul 2012 | One Liners issue 94 - July 2012
This news sheet is aimed at healthcare professionals and highlights concerns relating to the use of medical devices. This issue covers topics including vaporizer leaks due to misplacement on the backbar of the anaesthetic machine and reports of re-usable manual resuscitators being misassembled after cleaning.
27 Apr 2012 | One Liners issue 93 - April 2012
This news sheet is aimed at healthcare professionals and highlights concerns relating to the use of medical devices. This issue covers topics including blood glucose monitoring and small bore long lines.
This bulletin provides information and guidance on issues surrounding the procurement and management of in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs).