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Last month, SMTL hosted  UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, for their annual independent inspection of SMTL.

During 2 days of inspections our staff were observed and quizzed over the testing of various medical devices.  This year they brought along a specialist inspector to review our Environmental Testing service, and observed SMTL staff testing the environment in the Princess of Wales HSDU.

The inspectors also reviewed our detailed Quality Management System (QMS) .

The inspection went well, and once again UKAS have recommended that SMTL maintain their accreditation status.   

SMTL's latest UKAS accreditation schedule is available for download from  the UKAS website.

ISO have updated their guideline intended for all those involved with the changeover to ISO 80369 connectors. 

It covers planning and deployment of medical devices using the new non-Luer connectors (especially for Neuraxial and Enteral applications).

SMTL are delighted to have won a Highly Commended award in the Working Together Category at the NWSSP annual Staff Awards, which took place in the Angel Hotel, Cardiff on the 9th June 2017.

The award recognised the close working relationship between NWSSP Finance, Workforce & OD and SMTL during SMTL's move from ABMU HB to NWSSP during the Summer of 2016.

 

ISO have updated their guideline intended for all those involved with the changeover to ISO 80369 connectors. 

It covers planning and deployment of medical devices using the new non-Luer connectors (especially for Neuraxial and Enteral applications).

SMTL have commenced a testing programme for the NHS England Clinical Evaluation Team (CET). The CET reviews and assesses healthcare consumables used by the NHS to identify products that enable staff to provide the highest standard of patient care and deliver the best outcomes for the NHS, and their work will inform the future development of national clinical criteria across various product categories.

SMTL have agreed a work programme with the CET to undertake the testing of advanced woundcare dressings, which they will use as part of their clinical evaluation reports, merging the CET's clinical expertise with SMTL's  medical device technical and testing expertise.

 

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