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SitPOxford: Do we need a review of medicines and devices in healthcare? by Carl Heneghan

January 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Do we need a review of medicines and devices in healthcare?

Carl Heneghan

In 2018, Jeremy Hunt MP announced a review into how the NHS responds to harms from medicines and medical devices. This followed patient-led campaigns on the use of the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate and surgical mesh. Carl Heneghan has given evidence to the review and will discuss why we need such a review, what are the problems and some of the solutions.

Carl Heneghan – Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford – is a clinical epidemiologist and leading expert in EBM,research methods and regulatory science. His work includes investigating drug and devices, advising governments on regulatory evidence and healthcare projects in the public interest. He has worked with the media to investigate the evidence for sports drinks, IVF ‘Add-on’ treatments, metal-hips, surgical mesh and the Essure implant. He is a clinical advisor to the UK’s Parliaments All Parliamentary Party Group on Surgical Mesh.


St Aldate’s Tavern
Oxford, OX1 1BU United Kingdom + Google Map


Heather Stevens