IDF Europe has published its position on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on Medical Devices.
IDF Europe strongly believes the future Regulation on Medical Devices should aim at ensuring the highest level of patient safety and quality of care. The regulation should also ensure timely access to new devices and encourage research and innovation.
In order to increase transparency and ensure ‘real-life’ practicability, the regulation should foresee a meaningful role for patients, health care professionals and civil society representatives from the outset.
IDF Europe advocates for a patient-centric regulation that would also include elements such as health literacy and information that underpins patient empowerment.
Click here  to read the full document.
To read the press release on the position statement, click here. 
For more information, contact Katie Gallagher, IDF Europe Policy Officer, at Katie.Gallagher@idf-europe.org