John joined the MHRA from Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association, where he was Chief Executive. His earlier experience includes Director General of the Association of British Healthcare Industries and a number of roles in the medical devices industry, both in the UK and the USA, with Becton Dickinson and the BOC Group.
Director of Devices
The devices division investigates reports of problems involving medical devices. The results of these investigations are used to advise healthcare professionals on the safe use of devices. We also work with manufacturers to improve device safety.
They also assist a number of other organisations in checking manufacturers’ proposals that involve medical investigations in the UK, and negotiating and enforcing European directives and compliance of devices with UK regulations. We also cover notified bodies, registration and interpretational/borderline issues.