Medical Device Risk Management and Governance

Medical Device Risk Management and Governance comprises of the acquisition, monitoring, maintenance and testing of all medical equipment.


Healthcare science staff in this field check all medical equipment to ensure it is working correctly and safely for patients. Hospitals use an increasingly wide range of medical equipment in order to deliver healthcare services.  These range from simple devices such as nebulisers to deliver treatment for respiratory patients, to sophisticated radiotherapy linear accelerators for cancer treatments and other cutting edge technologies.

Staff are also involved in the entire equipment lifecycle, including the acceptance testing of new equipment, introducing it into service, advising on the correct use of equipment, addressing patient safety issues and safely disposing of old devices.

Last updated on 24th August 2021