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NHS Supply Chain Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS)

Back in September 2012 the NHS Supply Chain released its framework for the ethical procurement of surgical instruments, the Labour Standards Assurance System.
Surgical Holdings were one of the first companies in the UK, to achieve level 2 on the framework. As a manufacturer of surgical instruments, LSAS is a really positive opportunity to responsibly manage your supply chain and

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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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Christmas Closure

Surgical Holdings office will be closed until the 2nd January 2018. We wish you a Happy New Year. The factory will remain open for manufacturing and repairs.
For any urgent requirements, please email info@surgicalholdings.co.uk and we will get back to you
Regards
Daniel

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A Growing Portfolio…18 months on

The last 18 months have seen rapid development in our product portfolio. We have set out to create supporting product ranges, that work in perfect synergy with our core business, the manufacturing of high quality reusable surgical instruments and the repair and service of these products. This includes third party repair of all other instrument brands, through our weekly repair

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The Treatment of Used Surgical Instruments

Cleaning Surgical Instruments with Automated Washer Disinfectors
Automated washer disinfectors (AWDs) are the preferred tool for cleaning surgical instruments and medical devices, both cleaning and disinfecting during a process cycle. Whilst conventional dishwashers work well for their purpose, as they have specific compartments designed specifically for racking dinnerware and cutlery, automated washer disinfectors face many more challenges.
When using

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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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