Healthcare: Related Insights


WBD advises Puma Private Equity on investment into Tictrac

05 Jun 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Puma Private Equity which led a £6 million equity investment into Tictrac, a leading health engagement company. The corporate team was led by Partner Leon Miller, Managing Associate Alex Fergus and South African qualified lawyer Alice Millar who advised on the transaction.

COVID-19 impacts go-live date of EU medical device regulation

07 Apr 2020
Following the European Commission's March press release on the suggested postponement of the effective date of the Medical Device Regulation (the MDR), given the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, it's formal Proposal was published on Friday 3 April. This Preparatory Act, which amends the date of application of various provisions in the MDR from 26 May 2020 to 26 May 2021, has still to be approved by both the European Parliament and the Council.

Keeping workers safe: COVID-19 health and safety FAQs

07 Apr 2020
We previously outlined some of the key questions that we had been asked by businesses in relation to managing the risks of COVID-19 from a health and safety perspective. This note provides an update of the position (as at 3 April 2020) to reflect recent developments which remain under constant review.

MHRA guidance on the specification for rapidly manufactured ventilators

24 Mar 2020
The MHRA has published its guidance for manufacturers wishing to assist the UK by turning their capabilities to the urgent manufacture of ventilators during the Coronavirus outbreak. The guidance includes information on the minimum specification for clinically acceptable ventilators to be used in UK hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak. These clinical requirements are based on the consensus of opinion on what is ‘minimally acceptable’ performance by anaesthesia and intensive care medicine professionals and medical device regulators.

Working around the pensions tax problem?

05 Sep 2019
Waiting lists for routine surgery are reported to have risen by up to 50% in England because consultants have begun refusing to work beyond their planned hours after receiving unexpected tax bills, following new pension rules in 2016.