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How Academic Health Science Networks are Improving Healthcare

Last year the UK Government identified Life Sciences and healthcare as important industries for both increasing the quality of patient care in the NHS and generating economic growth.
The Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) provide the opportunity to combine clinical research, informatics, innovation, training and education and healthcare delivery with a goal to improve patient health outcomes, by building alliances,

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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 3 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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