Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) is aware of the safety alert issued today by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regarding patients who have been fitted with a ‘metal on metal’ hip device. HEFT stopped fitting ‘metal on metal’ hips in 2012 following concerns raised about the device. They recalled all 250 affected patients in May 2012.
There is no requirement for patients to have an immediate intervention. The Trust will be looking at the guidance once they receive it to ensure that the affected patients’ future care is in line with the new guidance.
If you do have any further concerns please contact PALS at: bhs-tr.Complaints-ConcernsandCompliments@nhs.net.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency press release and medical device alert is available at:: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-types-of-metal-on-metal-hip-implants-need-regular-review / https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/all-metal-on-metal-mom-hip-replacements-updated-advice-for-follow-up-of-patients