Any repeal of new EU laws on medical devices risks patient safety, warn Labour MEPs

Labour MEPs have warned the government that any repeal of new EU laws on medical devices could harm patient safety and risk a repeat of the hip replacement and PIP breast implant scandals.

The new law, which the European Parliament …

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Local MEP leads work to make medical devices safer after metal-on-metal hip and PIP scandals

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AA local MEP has won a key vote in the European Parliament to ensure that medical devices such as breast implants or hip replacements are safer.

Dame Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, led work on the EU’s …

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Medical Devices Rapporteur Welcomes Council Decision

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AThe European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the proposed Medical Devices Regulation has welcomed the decision by European Health Ministers today to adopt a partial general approach on the legislation.

At a meeting of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs …

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East Midlands MEP demands better protection for workers against medical sharps injuries

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Glenis Willmott has called for further action to tackle medical sharps injuries across the EU. These injuries, including needle-stick injuries, can lead to diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, said:

“There are …

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Local MEP to chair health group in Europe

gw picA local MEP has been chosen to chair the European Parliament’s Health Working Group.

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott was re-elected as co-chair of the group, which works to give members of the European Parliament access to research and expert advice …

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Labour MEP calls for progress on Medical Devices Regulation

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AA Labour MEP has called on the European Council to push forward with work on a proposed new Medical Devices Regulation. Glenis Willmott MEP, who is leading the European Parliament’s work on the proposed law, used an appearance of the …

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MEP calls for increased awareness of dystonia disorder

First published by The Parliament Magazine, November 2014

Glenis and Vytenis Andriukaitis 2What does the word dystonia conjure up to you? No, it is not an accession country – dystonia is a neurological movement disorder. It causes continuous muscle spasms which force affected …

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Industry commissioner fails to explain why medical devices were taken out of health

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AIndustry and internal market commissioner-designate Elżbieta Bieńkowska failed to explain why pharmaceutical and medical devices were taken out of the health portfolio when questioned by MEPs today.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson …

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Labour MEP to lead medical devices overhaul

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AGlenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has been chosen to lead the European Parliament’s work on new legislation on medical devices.

The update to the EU legislation follows a number of scandals involving medical devices.

Glenis Willmott MEP …

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Juncker should reverse decision on medicines shake up

Glenis Willmott, a leading MEP on health, has lambasted plans for pharmaceuticals and medical devices to be overseen by the Industry Commissioner in Juncker’s new team.

“I find it hard to believe. Medicines and medical devices are first and foremost …

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