What We Do

UK Regulation

Regulation has been the cornerstone of ABHI's mission since its inception in 1988, and to this day, it remains at the forefront of our work. We recognise that regulation not only underpins patient safety but also plays a pivotal role in shaping how the United Kingdom is perceived as a hub for healthcare innovation and investment.

The significance of regulation in healthcare cannot be overstated. It forms the bedrock upon which the trust of patients, healthcare professionals, and investors is built. Predictable and transparent regulatory requirements are not just desirable; they are essential for the successful operation of any market. As the UK embarks on its journey to implement a future regulatory framework, the key elements of predictability, clear timelines, innovative pathways, and a robust system capacity become paramount.

We firmly hold the belief that the United Kingdom is presented with a generational opportunity to drive innovation and growth within our healthcare sector. It is a chance to uphold the highest standards of safety while empowering home-grown businesses to expand their global presence. This commitment drives us to collaborate with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, both at the national level, through partnerships with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and on the global stage, through participation in forums like the Global Medical Technology Alliance and the International Medical Device Regulators Forum.

Our mission is twofold. Firstly, we work closely with our members and stakeholders to help them navigate the complex landscape of regulatory change. We provide guidance, insights, and resources to ensure that they can adapt and thrive within evolving regulatory frameworks. Secondly, we are dedicated to shaping an environment that not only prioritises patient well-being but also fosters a culture of innovation and growth. This environment is one where businesses can flourish, healthcare professionals can deliver cutting-edge solutions, and patients can access the best possible care.


We stimulate debate, increase awareness and bring together organisations to help improve standards.

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