Shared on behalf of National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme,England
One of the priorities for the UK government is to tackle health inequalities. As part of these efforts, an independent review on equity in medical devices was commissioned to establish where and how potential ethnic and other unfair biases may arise in the entire lifecycle of medical devices, the extent and impact of these, and to make recommendations for more equitable solutions.
The independent review is launching a call for evidence to collect existing data and evidence as well as information on ongoing data collection and research or evaluation projects. This call will be particularly relevant to those who engage in any way in the design, development, evaluation and use of medical devices. Patients and members of the general public can also use the call to share their views and insights.
Response deadline is 6th October 2022.