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Ethical Procurement and NHS Supply Chain’s Surgical Instruments Framework

Back in September 2012 the NHS Supply Chain released its framework for the ethical procurement of surgical instruments.
The new Surgical Instruments framework has now launched (February 2017). This framework covers:
● Single Use Surgical Instruments and Single Use Surgical Instrument Packs
● Reusable Surgical Instruments
● Scalpel Blades, Scalpel Handles and Disposable Scalpels
● Single Use Suction Tubes

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New Rigid Endoscope Repair Workshop

Surgical Holdings are now offering a state of the art rigid endoscope repair service! Our new workshop launched in October and within those four months we have repaired over 150 endoscopes. Every scope that we receive will be quoted within 48 hours, if a more urgent quote is required we can send one over within 24 hours. Once the scope

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Htm 01-01 & Impact on Reusable Surgical Instruments

July saw the release of the much anticipated HTM 01-01 for the reprocessing of reusable surgical instruments. This has been released to replace the outgoing CFPP’s. The CFPP’s didn’t seem to be particularly popular, so this may be a welcome return for many in the industry.
The main amendments in the new document are the introduction of protein testing. The

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Surgical Instrument Set Refurbishment Testimonial

Surgical Holdings have been recently managing a refurbishment programme for North Devon District Hospital. Here is their report on the implementation and success of their refurbishment programme so far:
Background
North Devon District Hospital is part of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the theatre complex has an inventory in excess of 1000 sets. The majority of sets are

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Distributor Partnership with LEDA Orthopaedics

Surgical Holdings are Delighted to Announce a partnership with high growth Orthopaedic specialists, LEDA’s Orthopaedics.
LEDA were established in October 2013 by Managing Directors, David Plane and Jonathan Bloy.
LEDA are an independently run, UK orthopaedic distributors. Their focus is on market-leading customer service, providing consultative procedural knowledge and personal product advice to a highly professional client base, which

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CJD Protein, NICE IPG196 & Instrument Coatings

The recent NHS Scotland Decontamination Seminar (11th May 2016) underlined the heightened focus around dealing with all aspects of Cjd in decontamination of surgical instruments and how the risk can be reduced for NHS patients.
Alan Stewart, of Greater Glasgow Cowlairs Decontamination Site, presented his solution for the interpretation of the IPG196 guidance in relation to surgical instruments. The problem

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Surgical Holdings Selected for Growth Builder UK

We are delighted to announce that Surgical Holdings has been selected to be part of the first cohort of Growth Builder UK http://www.growth-builder.com/  .
48 businesses have been selected to participate in the 12-month programme. The first of its kind to work with Government, universities, entrepreneurs and leading UK corporates, Growth Builder has been built specifically to help established British businesses

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Innovative Brain Implant Restores Movement to Paralysed Limb

Losing movement in one or more limbs is a debilitating condition that can become a lifetime burden for most. Now researchers at The Ohio State University have made a breakthrough which showcases what promises to be a major leap forward in medical science.
Six years ago, a young man named ‘Ian Burkhart’ was diagnosed as quadriplegic, after a diving accident

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DUO Surface Finish

Surgical Holdings have launched their innovative and unique new DUO surface finish, across our reusable surgical instrument range, combining Bright polished and satin. The two finishes not only highlight our commitment to supplying high quality, safe and premium surgical instruments but is also driven by scientific research.
Research has shown that the bright polish finish reduces protein adhesion therefore reducing any chance of cross

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Manufacturing Bespoke Instruments

Manufacturing Bespoke Instruments
We can take an instrument which may be ineffective and idle and create a more efficient and modern version, by carrying out a review of the original instruments design we can restore and even create a new bespoke instrument to the end users satisfaction.
For example we have recently received a dental luxator which originally had a plastic handle and a damaged working end, the technician

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