Regulation - Medical devices

This guidance is specific to the provisions in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). For information on how to comply with the legal requirements in Northern Ireland, please see the MHRA guidance for Northern Ireland.

Medical devices are products or equipment that are used for medical purposes, but work differently to a medicine or a drug.

There are three main types of medical devices.

You can find further guidance here:

Check if your innovation is a medical device, and which of the three main types it is. Further guidance is available: