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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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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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Recent Independent Review Details How NHS Could Save £5bn Annually

The Government has recently published an independent report on productivity within NHS hospitals, reviewing efficiency and detailing how savings of up to £5bn a year can be made by the NHS. The report provides interim recommendations and next steps. A full report will be published in autumn 2015.
“We have not used the buying power that we’ve got nationally, effectively”

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Medical Technology Accelerates

It has been announced that the Chairman of Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Sir Hugh Taylor, will be reviewing the speed at which medical technology innovation, such as new therapeutic technologies and digital devices, get to families.
The review forms part of a government bid to increase research and innovation in health and social care, by the

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Classification of Surgical Instruments

For those that are unfamiliar with surgical instruments, gathering just a little knowledge of the different instruments and their uses can feel like an uphill challenge. The names of them are impossible to remember, the differences between them can appear to be minuscule, and the uses for each instrument can seem even more obscure than the previous. The Classification of

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Implanted Neurostimulation Technology Provides Electronic Pain Relief for Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches affect around 1 in 1000 people. They most are frequently described as agonizing attacks of pain in one side of the head, which is often felt behind the eye.
While cluster headaches may not be as well known as migraines, or other types of headaches, they are much more painful and can occur several times a day. They

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Effective Surgical Instrument Repair

The NHS spends over £20 billion every year on goods and services which typically accounts for around 30 per cent of the operating costs of each hospital. The benefits of long term product value versus short term price benefits were discussed in last years NHS procurement review, with procurement departments being recommended to investigate this wherever  possible.

“We need

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Battlefield Portable Injector Devices

Severe bleeding is one of the primary causes of death for soldiers injured on the battlefield. Problems most often arise when a soldier is suffering from a junctional hemorrhage, which is bleeding from the areas at the junction of the trunk and its appendages. These areas of the body will not conform to regular tourniquets, because they do not

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