UK Medical Device Regulations 2002

General Background

In June 2022 the Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) published its government response to the public consultation on the Future UK Medical Device Regulations. The response outlines a series of regulatory reforms to overhaul the current Medical Device Regulations 2002 (UK MDR 2002). The reform is primarily aimed at improving patient safety but also incorporating measures to encourage innovation. The new Medical Device Regulations are expected to come into force by mid-2025.


In June 2023, the transitional arrangements for CE marked medical devices came into force. The arrangements outline a 3-5 year transition period for certain medical devices. The transitional arrangements are intended to assist with a smooth transition between the current and new regulatory framework whilst supporting the ongoing safe supply of essential medical devices to the UK market.

In order to ensure timely market access, the MedTech industry have been encouraged to transition to the UKCA mark as early as possible.

By mid-2024, it is expected that the new Post-market Surveillance (PMS) regulations will come into force within Great Britain. All medical devices placed on the GB market will be required to conform to the new PMS regulations.

The UK’s exit from the European Union has demonstrated regulatory changes across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which have impacted the MedTech sector.  It is vital that the MedTech industry are kept up to speed with the progress and regulatory changes to achieve market access.

Support & Training

At AKRA TEAM, our UK experts are up to date on regulatory changes, guidance and standards to support access and ensure compliance with the UK Medical Device Regulations. Contact AKRA TEAM for support, implementation services and personalised training by our UK experts.

Introductory Meeting

If you want to meet our specialized expert Jillan Hussein for a short exchange to discuss a potential cooperation or understand the services on the UK MDR provided by AKRA TEAM, book your 15 min slot now. This service is free of charge.

Ad-hoc Consulting

Do you have specific questions related to the requirement on UK Medical Device Regulations? Book your slot now for a virtual ad-hoc consultancy hour with our key expert.

Customized Training

AKRA TEAM can provide manufacturers with the necessary training package for the organization‘s specific competency needs on UK medical device regulations.

Key points

  • Under the current UK Medical Device Regulations there are limited provisions surrounding PMS. The new regulations will look to introduce more stringent requirements on manufacturers that will reflect the risk classification of a medical device.

  • Market access/UKCA transition requires regulatory planning and a solid understanding of the regulatory changes and its implications for manufactures based within and outside of the UK.

  • The UK MDR 2002 does not apply in Northern Ireland due to the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which requires Northern Ireland to align with the EU Medical Device Regulations.

Our Services


AKRA TEAM provides tailored training on the UK Medical Device Regulations. Our team of senior consultants have previous experience working at the MHRA and with manufacturers placing products on the UK market.

Gap Assessment

AKRA TEAM offers comprehensive gap assessments to highlight the differences between the UK Medical Device Regulations and other jurisdictions (i.e., EU). The team offers support on identifying areas of risk or improvement for pre and post market regulatory requirements.


AKRA TEAM consists of regulatory experts available to support development of regulatory strategies for the UK market. We offer comprehensive solutions to address the needs of any manufacturer for example,

  • Regulatory strategy
  • Device classification
  • Submission pathway/Registration requirements
  • Pre-submission preparation
  • Assistance with UK Approved Body (UKAB) selection

Interested in our services?

In November 2023, AKRA TEAM joined the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) as a member. ABHI provides a very valuable bridge between industry and other stakeholders within the HealthTech sector. The membership is an excellent opportunity to exchange insightful knowledge and keep abreast of the latest updates within the community of the UK’s leading HealthTech industry association.

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