5933 - Blood: Screening (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to make the HemoLink device for taking blood samples available for use in the NHS.

George Freeman

Manufacturers of medical devices have to obtain a CE mark before their products can be made available on the European Union market. The HemoLink device has not yet received a CE mark and therefore cannot be used as a medical device in the European Union. Decisions on the use of particular products that are CE marked are a matter for individual healthcare providers.