Further to its June press release, the Biomed Alliance issued a survey to assess whether clinicians in different fields are already experiencing issues around the availability of certain medical devices, which devices are affected and whether they expect to experience any issues in the future.
Reports from clinicians, the European Commission and manufacturers have shown that there are issues around the availability of medical devices. This problem may become worse in the coming period if measures are not taken to address it, as the deadline for re-certification under Medical Device Regulation for a large group of devices is coming up. Many devices are at risk of being taken of the market with serious consequences for the provision of healthcare in Europe
The results of the survey will help to gather more information on the extent of the issue and will serve as a basis for discussions with policy makers and stakeholders on this topic.
The survey is available here until 18 September.