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UKCA Marking Medical Devices

I3CGLOBAL offers medical device manufacturers and exporters all over the world an incredibly cost-effective UKCA Marking  medical devices. Our consultants and medical writers have extensive expertise assisting manufacturers in making a smooth transition from CE to UKCA Marking or fresh applications.

UKCA Marking Medical Devices

The UKCA Marking is the UK equivalent of the EU CE Mark. This UKCA marking is a valid indicator that a medical devices conforms to relevant UK Regulations. The United Kingdom conformity assessment marking is mandatory for medical devices sold in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) post-Brexit.


The United Kingdom’s Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) published new guidelines to regulate medical devices after Brexit. The UKCA will not be recognized in the EU, EEA, or Northern Ireland, and products still require CE Certification for sale in these markets. The manufacturer or their authorized representative will be responsible for affixing the UKCA marking to the product, following the same principle as for CE marking but for the UK market.


A third-party evaluation procedure by a UK-approved body is required for UKCA-marked medical devices sold in the UK. This procedure is comparable to that used in the European Union for CE Certification, in which the EU-authorized Notified Body assesses compliance. The MHRA has stated that UKCA Certification will be based on the IVD, MDD, and AIMD Directives until June 30, 2023, rather than the EU MDR 745/2017 and EU IVDR 746/2017.

UKCA Marking

UKCA Marking and MHRA Registration Timeline

To allow free trade without interception, pre-existing CE-marked devices are allowed until December 31, 2021. However, new products placed on the UK market for the first time after January 1, 2021, should carry a valid UKCA Marking.


The difference between CE and UKCA certification is administrative. It reflects that UKCA requires information in English, and UK approved bodies are authorized to issue UKCA mark certificates compared to Notified Bodies earlier. The product scope, technical requirements (essential requirements, standards), and conformity assessment procedures will all be alike.


Devices with a CE marking can still be sold in the UK until June 30, 2023, but from July 1, all medical devices and in vitro diagnostics will require a UKCA Marking to be sold in the United Kingdom.


Placing goods in Northern Ireland: Manufacturers in the United Kingdom will need to designate a European Authorized Representative to place goods in the EU or Northern Ireland. CE Certification will be needed in Northern Ireland, and EU MDR and EU IVDR are applicable.

UKCA Mark Consultants

UKCA Marking Consultant Responsibilities

  • Confirmation device models and scope of UKCA Marking
  • Identification of Medical and in vitro device risk classes
  • Identification and finalization of test standards and device-specific standards
  • Identification of the assessment route for CE Certification
  • Systematically organize and arrange Technical Documentation and files.
  • Coordination with CB during review
  • Clinical Evaluation Report documentation covering PMS, PMCF, and PSUR
  • Risk Analysis
  • Medical Device Quality Management System Implementation
  • UDI support
  • GMDN confirmation

UKCA Marking Technical File

Members of the QA and regulatory teams frequently struggle to discover the requisite number of medical device technical files for devices slated for UKCA Marking. The correct segmentation of technical files based on intended usage, application, and GMDN Code is critical for the file’s quick processing. It is advised to remember that the medical device technical file or documentation is all about your device to establish safety and performance. It means you cannot combine products with different intended uses,  different classes,  different construction materials, or even different designs.


  • Device Intended use and Indication of use
  • Site of application
  • Design change or major constructional changes
  • State of the art
  • Addition of multiple directives or regulations
  • Evaluation of accessories, components, and software/firmware

UK Conformity Assessment Bodies

The UK Notified Body accreditations will be revoked on December 31, 2020, and their CE marking will no longer be acceptable for placing medical devices and in vitro diagnostic equipment on the UK market. After December 31, 2020, UK-based Notified Bodies will automatically become UK Conformity Assessment Bodies, and their CE Certificates will no longer be valid.


The common question raised by EU manufacturers is whether the CE Mark Certificate issued by an EU Notified Body will be accepted by a UKCA Approved Body and utilized to produce a UKCA Certification for the same medical device. The response is that if EU Notified Bodies are willing to share information with UKABs when the certificate holder asks for it, UKABs will be able to provide UKCA Marking without having to repeat the entire certification process. Cooperation between EUNB and UKAB is vital; thus, we assess the possibilities on an individual basis and guide manufacturers accordingly.


It’s important to remember that conformity assessment entails an audit of the manufacturer’s quality management system as well as a review of technical documentation related to the products to be CE Marked for specific criteria. As a result, if your EU-notified body isn’t cooperating with a UKAB, additional on-site audits and technical documentation reviews will be required, and manufacturers will have to pay a hefty fee for the process.

UKCA Conformity Assessment Steps

  • Identify the directives and standards that apply to you.
  • Double-check the prerequisites.
  • If relevant, conduct pre-clinical, safety, and performance investigations.
  • Prepare a technical file and a compliance statement.
  • The technical material should be submitted to the Conformity Assessment Body (UK CAB).
  • The onsite inspection was followed by a review of the technical files.
UKCA Mark process

MHRA Registration

All medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices must be registered with the MHRA before being placed on the UK market on January 1, 2021. The registration of medical devices, on the other hand, is staggered according to the risk class of the devices and the GMDN Code’s

UK Responsible Person for Medical Devices and IVD

An excellent UK Responsible Person walks you through the medical and IVD rules, covers all device classes and types, aids in the event of further comments from UK MHRA authorities, and communicates effectively and in depth. All of this necessitates exceptional regulatory, technological, and scientific abilities, as well as the necessary manpower. The I3CGLOBAL team has the necessary experience and credentials to serve as the perfect UK Responsible Person. It is not a good idea to appoint your UK Importer as the UK Responsible Person to segregate your business and regulatory interests in the United Kingdom.