In a press release, UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that John Wilkinson OBE starts in his position as Director of Medical Devices this week.
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John’s role will be to lead on the safety of medical devices and he will be instrumental in reviewing future medical devices regulation. John has wide-ranging experience of the medical device technology sectors in Europe, the United States and UK and he is a respected figure in this field. His most recent position was as Chief Executive of EUCOMED, the leading Brussels-based medical technology organisation.
Prior to that he was Director General of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) for four years, the leading trade association for the medical technology sector in the UK.
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John Wilkinson said, “As the new MHRA Director of Medical Devices, my aim is to ensure high levels of patient safety whilst creating the right environment for medical devices to develop at a pace which continues to improve people’s lives and contributes to a sustainable development of our health services.”