Quality First International launches post-Brexit UK Responsible Person Programme for medical device manufacturers
London-based medical device regulatory consultancy Quality First International now offers post-Brexit UK representation services that will become mandatory for medical device manufacturers located outside the UK.
London, 19 February 2019
The British medical device regulatory consultancy Quality First International has launched its UK Responsible Person Programme, which offers UK representation services for medical device manufacturers that are located outside the United Kingdom and who want to place or continue to place their products with the CE mark of conformity on the UK market after the UK’s exit from the European Union on 29 March 2019.
The UK Competent Authority, the MHRA, has advised that once the United Kingdom exits the European Union – with or without an agreement being reached between the two parties – manufacturers not domiciled in the UK must appoint a formal UK Responsible Person (UKRP) to be able to continue placing medical devices on the UK market.
The UKRP will act on behalf of such a manufacturer to fulfil obligations of the latter under Regulation 7A (Amendment of Part II of the 2002 Regulations) in the draft version of The Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.
With its UKRP Programme, QFI offers the following services:
- registration of medical devices with the MHRA
- examination of conformity of products to standards required by the MHRA
- notification of adverse incidents and other notifiable situations to the MHRA
- serving as a legal entity and point of contact pursuant with the applicable UK Medical Devices Regulations 2002
- ensuring permanent availability of technical documentation to the MHRA pursuant to the UK Medical Devices Regulations 2002
Medical device manufacturers interested in this service may contact QFI by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)208 221 2361.
About Quality First International (QFI)
QFI is a London-based medical devices consulting company specialising in solving its clients’ regulatory, technical and compliance challenges to enable medical devices to enter the global marketplace. QFI examines technical documentation, including evidence on expressed and implied warranties (product claims) according to relevant UK laws such as the Trade Descriptions Act and other consumer protection legislation, advises areas requiring attention, for example, applicable designated standards and UK guidance, safety and performance requirements and expected documented QMS procedures. Where requested, QFI can offer in-depth training on UK medical and related legislation to the medical device sector under the QFI College Programme.
For further information please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)208 221 2361, Email: email@example.com, Website: www.qualityfirstint.com.