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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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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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Refurbishment Case for Hospital in SE England

Surgical Holdings recently carried out a Surgical Instrument Refurbishment Project, with a hospital in the South East of England. The project ran over a period of 18 months, where on average 2 trays were sent back for refurbishment per week. A total of 6601 surgical instruments were refurbished.

With thousands of old instruments in circulation throughout hospitals, often surgeons,

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Optimising Instrument Cleaning

I recently read an article in Zentral Sterilisation which carried recommendations for optimising medical device positioning in baskets when washing medical devices in AWDs, which resonates strongly when looking to ensure medical device longevity and device cleanliness.
Modern AWDs have a spray system that is responsible for water and chemical distribution. This is to ensure that all items being cleaned

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Tray Lists at Surgical Holdings

It may seem fairly obvious but hospital theatres use a specific surgical instruments set depending on what procedure they are carrying out.
For instance, if they are carrying out a Rhinoplasty, they will use a Rhinoplasty set. If they are carrying out a Caesarean Section, there will be a Caesarean Section set available.
These sets are very important, as they

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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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New Guidance on Protein Detection

New guidance was published on the 15th of May, relating to the prevention of CJD and vCJD by Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens’ Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (ACDP TSE) Subgroup. The guidance that has been released In relation to protein detection is potentially huge, in terms of the amount/level of protein that will be allowed on surgical instruments after decontamination, moving

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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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ABHI and Surgical Holdings

 
Surgical Holdings are members of the Association of British Healthcare Industries. As an ABHI member, we subscribe to their code of business practices, which covers:

Quality & Regulatory Compliance
Interactions with Healthcare Professionals
Advertising & Promotion
Unlawful Payments & Practices
Competition/Antitrust & Procurement Laws
Export Controls & Sanctions
Data Privacy
Compliance & Enforcement

The Association of

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