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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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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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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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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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We’re improving our repair service for you

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service for you, so we have come up with these unique offers exclusively for our customers. With our electrosurgery instruments, we’re offering a new instrument for the price of a repair and are discounting our repair service by up to 20%. For further details, please email us on info@surgicalholdings.co.uk and

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Surgical Holdings Awarded a place on NHS supply chain framework agreement for autopsy instruments

Surgical Holdings have their range of autopsy instruments on the NHS Supply Chain framework for autopsy instruments. Take a look at our catalogue for this range, which is currently being updated http://www.surgicalholdings.co.uk/surgical/pdfs/12-post-mortem.pdf or if you would like more information, please email i(nfo@surgicalholdings.co.uk). This range will be launched as a high end market option, with lifetime guarantee and high quality European

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Antique Surgical Instruments

Surgical Holdings have been building a collection of antique surgical instruments over the years. Our centre piece is this 100 year old surgeon’s case from 1912, which is fantastic. We have many antique forgings and stampings, which tell the story of surgical instruments through the ages. We would be interested to hear if anyone else has any interesting instruments or

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Is a lubricant a contaminant or a crucial necessity for maintaining the proper operation of a surgical instrument?

As a manufacturer of high quality surgical instruments, we recommend for optimum performance of individually honed instruments, a lubricant should be used during routine reprocessing. This will also help eliminate down time, of potential future repairs. Particular attention should be given to box joints, Ruhof premixslip is ideal for this.
Guest blogger Matthew Peskett
Ruhof UK, Peskett Solutions Ltd

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Protect your investment

All instruments should be protected when they are reprocessed, to ensure they perform correctly, are safe for the patient and last. We can custom make Din, Scope and mesh baskets to suit your needs. This may be for delicate instruments, such as cataract or Phaco sets. These can be made depending on the requirements of the surgeon and what they

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