Joining VRCT and IPEM registers is currently voluntary for all practicing medical device engineers. Should there be a mandatory body that regulates all medical device engineers wether working in the NHS, private service providers or OEM suppliers.

There are engineers within the industry who do not understand the fundamentals but have progressed to become senior engineers and/or are working on high risk devices whilst other skilled competent engineers have been left behind. If there was a standard that all engineers adhered to, then they should see significant progression and development within their careers.