MHRA Appoints New Clinical Director of Medical Devices

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that Dr Neil McGuire has been appointed as its new Clinical Director of Medical Devices with effect from 3 March 2014.


Neil McGuire Dr McGuire joins the MHRA from the Royal Air Force Medical Service and the Defence Medical Services where he was a Defence Consultant Adviser in anaesthesia, pain medicine and critical care and latterly the RAFs Medical Service Senior Consultant and a Queens Honorary Surgeon. As a Consultant in anaesthesia and intensive medicine, Dr McGuire brings extensive clinical experience drawn from a wide range of settings, from both within the Services and the NHS at Oxford University Hospitals Trust.

He has taken a leading role in developing many aspects of clinical practice across the Services during his career and he has always had a keen interest in patient safety, particularly in relation to medical devices.

Dr McGuire has helped to guide advances in the quality of care delivery in Defence and the NHS, working with clinical colleagues and those in industry, engineering and science. He has also been actively engaged with professional bodies, such as the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

John Wilkinson, the MHRA's Director of Medical Devices, said: I am delighted that Neil is joining the MHRA. His clinical expertise and experience will be vital in our role of safeguarding public health and ensuring medical devices are fit for purpose.

Dr Neil McGuire said: I am very much looking forward to starting my new role and building even stronger relationships with the Royal colleges and other professional bodies. Its crucial that all healthcare bodies work together to ensure that people are receiving the highest quality health advice and care.



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