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Written Question
Medical Technologies Directorate
Thursday 15th December 2022

Asked by: Lord Bethell (Conservative - Excepted Hereditary)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government what are the objectives of the MedTech Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Care; and when they intend to publish the (1) strategy, and (2) workplan, for achieving those objectives.

Answered by Lord Markham - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Directorate aims to ensure that the health and care system has a resilient supply chain for safe and high quality products, provides value for money, embeds sustainability, has access to and adoption of innovative products and a managed transition for medical technology issues following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Directorate has engaged with industry on the Medtech strategy, which is due to be published shortly and is establishing a governing board to oversee the strategy’s implementation. Further information on the implementation of the strategy will be available early in the new year.