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Latest guidance & information from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS)

Featured News
20th October 2020

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is a joint unit between the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Medilink shares this bulletin with its members and networks, aimed to keep the life sciences sector up to date on the latest guidance whilst the UK is […]

Latest update from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS)

7th February 2020

Welcome to the latest Office for Life Sciences bulletin, aimed at keeping the life sciences sector up to date on the latest guidance following the UK’s exit from the EU and the start of transition period. The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is a joint unit between the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Department for […]

Office for Life Sciences Brexit bulletin

9th October 2019

Medilink WM would like to share with its members and business network, the latest Office for Life Sciences bulletin, published with the aim to keep businesses up to date with the latest information and guidance in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October. This bulletin includes information on: Brexit […]

Medilink UK to give Midlands MedTech businesses detailed guidance on how to prepare for Brexit

Featured News
3rd October 2019

Medilink UK, a membership organisation representing over 1350 medical technology and life-science companies, is hosting a free event on 22nd October in Birmingham at Medilink West Midlands office to help life science businesses prepare for Brexit. The Midlands is the second largest Medical Technology employer in the UK, making the region a key player in […]

Brexit: the clock ticks

23rd May 2019

There seem to be three options: (1) the UK revokes article 50 and remains in the EU; (2) the UK ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement and exits on that basis; and (3) there is a no deal Brexit. For intellectual property, the impact of each of these three options is different. A considerable amount of work has been done in the UK to prepare for options (2) and (3) and for each scenario we can explain what the effect of Brexit will be for intellectual property.

Preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit – latest guidance

1st April 2019

The latest summarised guidance from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS): Medilink will continue to publicise all information we receive from OLS and would recommend that you continue to monitor these notices to ensure that you are aware of the very latest information and guidance that could affect your business.

Preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

11th March 2019

The latest summarised guidance from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS). Medilink will continue to publicise all information we receive from OLS and would recommend that you continue to monitor these notices to ensure that you are aware of the very latest information and guidance that could affect your business.

Letter to industry and the life sciences sector: preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

28th February 2019

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has written to industry and the life sciences sector about the government’s preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit.

Brexit and the need of an EU Authorised Representative for UK medical device businesses

26th February 2019

An EU based Authorised Representatives (EC Rep) may be needed if UK device businesses export devices to markets where a CE mark is required, after the 29th March 2019 deadline.

Collated guidance for business on no deal preparations

18th February 2019

Collated guidance for business on no deal preparations, including update on ‘Continued Supply of Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables’ and ‘MHRA Guidance and Publications on a Possible No Deal Scenario’.

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