[PDF] Safety of medicines and medical devices

House of Lords
House of Lords
Publication date:
21 February 2019


This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 28 February 2019 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord O’Shaughnessy that “this House takes note of the steps being taken to improve the safety of medicines and medical devices”. While the provision of health services is a devolved matter, the regulation of medicines is carried out at the UK level. This briefing therefore contains elements which relate to the UK as a whole and others which relate only to England. These are indicated throughout the briefing.