The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review is Chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL.

In February 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices. The announcement in the House of Commons follows patient-led campaigns on the use of the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate and surgical mesh. 

This website will be updated with information as the Review goes about its work.

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Click here to read the announcement from the Secretary of State


Our plan for 2019

We have made considerable progress since our Review was announced in February 2018, and the team has begun 2019 with a busy schedule. Having already heard from a number of patients and patient groups throughout last year, we have now started holding oral hearings with manufacturers, regulators and public bodies.