Surgical tools used in NHS operations 'substandard'


The BBC has discovered that poor-quality surgical instruments are being supplied to the NHS.

Panorama has found that the shoddy equipment, which is imported, could leave patients vulnerable to potentially life-threatening injury or infection.

The medical products regulatory agency, the MHRA, said it had no evidence of non-compliant instruments being supplied to the health service.

Samantha Poling reports.

You can see more of this report on Panorama, Monday 27th June, on BBC1 at 8.30

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