The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) is moving its website to the GOV.UK portal.
They are looking for “individuals involved in the medical devices sector who would like to take part in the user testing in the lead up to and after the transition to GOV.UK. Volunteers will be asked to do some or all of the following, depending on your availability:
- user research surveys
- remote testing
- individual or group focussed testing”
If this sounds like something you’d be able to help with they have a form for applicants https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/devicesuserresearch
Incidentally the gov.uk website was one of the projects that featured in the “Design that makes a difference” exhibition at the RCA last April (2013). It was one of several projects on display which had won awards for various person-centred design features.
Other useful things
- You can sign up for medical device alerts information from the MHRA.
- Anyone* can report an adverse incident with a medical device to the MHRA (*including patients / members of the public, you don’t have to be a doctor or nurse etc)