SMTL undertake a range of defect and incident investigative work.
Defect Investigation for the Welsh NHS
SMTL are funded to provide a defect investigation service for the Welsh NHS.
SMTL is the defect reporting centre for disposables for Wales. We receive between 200-300 defect reports a year ranging from simple labelling defects through to potentially life threatening defects. Procedures for carrying out defect reporting are documented in the WAG guidance MDA/2004/054 (Wales) and subsequent amendments.
SMTL also provide an incident investigation service for the NHS, which has included:
- Identification of material found in patients after operations;
- Examination and testing of feeding tubes for the police, where there was a suspicion of tampering;
If you have an incident where you think that SMTL testing may help, please contact us.