Medical Equipment and Medical Treatments: Manufacturing Industries

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th September 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to require medicine and medical device makers to declare all payments made to (a) doctors, (b) teaching hospitals, (c) research institutions and (d) charities.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government’s response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review accepted in principle the need for stronger reporting of payments made by industry to healthcare professionals and organisations. The Department continues to explore options to expand and reinforce current industry schemes, including making reporting mandatory through legislation.

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