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Information Message IM-2021-005

Published on 07 April 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

MHRA has introduced a new safety alert format called a DSI device safety information. IRIC will distribute these in Scotland as MDSI



MHRA publishes safety information which is distributed in Scotland by IRIC. Last year, MHRA made the medical device alert (MDA) format obsolete and replaced it with a new format called a National Patient Safety Alert (NatPSA). This format is reserved for safety concerns involving risk of death or disability. Safety concerns which involve less serious risks will be published in other formats. The most recent format introduced by MHRA is the Device Safety Information (MDSI) web page.