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COVID-19 UPDATE


During these unprecedented times, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure our customers and partners that we are still open for business.   We continue to closely monitor developments surrounding COVID-19 in order to follow Government advice and have Read more

Making a difference to patient care in Cambodia


DP Medical is proud to support a number of charitable causes in the health and medical field but one that really sticks out is the work of Sarah Wallace, a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at Manchester University NHS Read more

DP Medical enjoys another year of growth


2019 proved to be another record-breaking year for leading medical supplies company, DP Medical Systems.   The Surrey-based organisation celebrated its fifth consecutive year of increasing turnover rising up to £4.9m in 2019.   In addition, each division of the company including dental, Read more

DP Medical makes important installation in Ireland


Patients and staff at a hospital in Ireland are set to benefit from some specialist new ENT equipment which has been installed by a leading medical supplies company.   DP Medical, which now has a base in Dublin, has been working Read more

COVID-19 UPDATE

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During these unprecedented times, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure our customers and partners that we are still open for business.

 

We continue to closely monitor developments surrounding COVID-19 in order to follow Government advice and have been taking steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers, suppliers and employees, including travel restrictions (both internationally and domestically), reviewing business continuity plans, not attending events and working to implement visitor guidelines for those coming to our offices.

 

We know this uncertain situation remains very dynamic and we will continue to provide updates as things change, but we are confident in our preparation and contingency planning.

 

Throughout this time, we remain committed to providing the excellent service that our customers have come to expect of us here at DP Medical and thank you for your ongoing support.

 


Making a difference to patient care in Cambodia

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DP Medical is proud to support a number of charitable causes in the health and medical field but one that really sticks out is the work of Sarah Wallace, a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. When we heard that Sarah was planning a voluntary trip to Cambodia to provide dysphagia and FEES training to healthcare staff there and needed support, we were first to make a donation to help her undertake this essential work. In our latest guest blog, Sarah, who has just come back from Cambodia, tells us all about how she got involved in this work, what she got up to on her recent trip and why her work is making such a difference.

 

For those that are unaware, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (more easily known as FEES!) is well established as an instrumental tool for both the evaluation and treatment of swallowing difficulty.

 

It’s an area I have been specialising in for a 21 years now so I was contacted back in 2016 by the non-Governmental organisation (NGO) Speech Therapy Cambodia (STC) who were looking for experts to offer dysphagia and FEES training to Cambodian trainees. STC was founded by an inspirational American SLP Elizabeth Chafcouloff.  I have a national role as FEES advisor and know Professor Susan Langmore, the USA expert who invented FEES, who was also supporting this charity and had herself visited several times.

 

I have previously worked in Asia and have volunteered in other low middle-income countries and I am very passionate about developing

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) services, both in the UK and especially in resource poor environments. My post in the UK is Consultant SLT in dysphagia and critical care which includes clinical work, teaching and research and I relished the opportunity to use my skills and knowledge to make a difference in Cambodia.

 

Currently Cambodia has no SLT profession and without the trainees working for STC there is no provision for care of patients with swallowing difficulties in public hospitals. The trainees are doctors, nurse and physiotherapists who are being trained by STC to provide swallowing assessments on the wards in Calmette hospital, Khmer soviet Friendship hospital and Kossamak hospital. Awareness of dysphagia is poor, diagnostic tests such as CT scans are rare, referral pathways are unreliable and multidisciplinary care and equipment are extremely limited. Most patients cannot afford to have tests carried out or have medications or nasogastric tube feeds. As a charity, STC relies on donations and overseas volunteers to fund long-term expatriate SLTs, interpreters and a Cambodian project manager.

 

I take annual leave from my NHS job at Wythenshawe Hospital to volunteer for STC and first went out to Cambodia in 2017 to provide hands-on FEES supervision in the public hospitals in Phnom Penh. I went out again in 2019 to run a Tracheostomy course which we devised specifically for the STC trainees and this was the first course of its kind in Cambodia. The teaching was challenging as it was carried out through Khmer language interpreters and most of the trainees had very little experience of tracheostomy care or equipment. Alexia Young (SLT from Barking) and Niamh Winters (SLT from Liverpool) accompanied me on this trip.

 

This year I went out with Alexia Young to provide FEES training and strategy work based in STC’s small office  in Phnom Penh. Unfortunately, we were limited from going into the hospitals due to the coronavirus fears but the planning work we were able to do with the trainees was still invaluable

 

Currently the in-country project leads are Annie Johnson, a UK SLT, and Raul Herreras, Spanish-American SLP and Veasna Leng who is from Cambodia. We worked closely with them on various projects such as dysphagia service development, trainee support via Facebook peer groups, FEES   training and developing Cambodian FEES competencies. We are also setting up an international network of volunteer dysphagia/FEES experts that STC can access remotely via social media and skype.

 

The impact of these visits is huge. Personally, providing advice and training in a resource poor setting is very challenging but immensely rewarding. Using a problem-solving, flexible approach to tackle enormous barriers to care is very beneficial for my skills and applicable to my work within the NHS. The Cambodian trainees are incredibly motivated and appreciative of our visits and skill sharing and the relationships built between us are inevitable strong. The in-country volunteers and trainees gain support, knowledge and skills from visiting experts which they simply can’t access in Cambodia. And, of course the Cambodian patients receive dysphagia care that they would otherwise never have had which makes a difference in terms of quality of life and mortality.

 

The NGO is in desperate need of funds to continue the work and to employ Cambodian project managers for marketing and fund-raising which would free up the SLTs to do more hands-on training The ultimate goal is to have a degree programme to train Cambodian SLTs, however in the meantime one of our interpreters on the tracheostomy course last year now starting  an SLT degree in Australia as she was so inspired. I intend to keep supporting this NGO both from the UK and by further visits to Cambodia in future.

 

The donation we received from DP Medical supported the expenses incurred in the visit by Alexia and myself as all our visits are self-funded, and we really are extremely grateful to them for their help. Without this kind of generous corporate support the on-going visits and training would just not be possible so all our thanks go to DP Medical for helping us to make a difference where it’s most needed.

 

 

 

 


DP Medical enjoys another year of growth

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2019 proved to be another record-breaking year for leading medical supplies company, DP Medical Systems.

 

The Surrey-based organisation celebrated its fifth consecutive year of increasing turnover rising up to £4.9m in 2019.

 

In addition, each division of the company including dental, hospital and services, has grown substantially over the period and increasing profits has allowed the company to embark on a number of exciting developments over the past 12 months including investing in more demonstration equipment to meet demand, opening up an office in northern England and establishing a dedicated company in Ireland.

 

Rob Atkinson, managing director of DP Medical, said: “We’re really pleased to have continued to hit our ambitious growth targets during 2019. This has been achieved despite the backdrop of recent  economic uncertainty but our business has robust plans in place which has allowed us to grow not just here in the UK but also most notably in Ireland and also across other parts of Europe and the middle east which has been extremely impressive.

 

“Alongside our HQ in Surrey, we now have an office in Stockport, Greater Manchester which has given us another option when it comes to where staff can be based from and improved the customer experience for our clients based away from the south of England who need repairs or have further customer care needs.

 

“But our expansion hasn’t stopped there. We also set up a company in Ireland, based in Dublin, to help us build our business within both the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland markets ensuring we enhance our sales and service coverage to our Irish customers and seek out further opportunities so we can continue to grow and develop.

 

“In addition, we have worked on some really exciting and prestigious projects over the last 12 months including the world renowned UCLH dental hospital in London and with the speech and language therapy sector where we have seen demand for our XION products really take off.

 

“It’s a great start to 2020 which is set to be another good year for us as we look to increase our staff numbers, build on the exceptional service we’re already known for and move into new markets within the healthcare sector such as theatres and hysteroscopy clinics.

 

“Our dedicated team continue to go above and beyond for our customers, and I am really proud of each and every one of them as they have all played their part in making DP Medical the company it is today.”

 

DP Medical Systems, which employs 22 people, sells ENT, dental, gynaecology and forensic medical equipment to the NHS and private users.


DP Medical makes important installation in Ireland

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Patients and staff at a hospital in Ireland are set to benefit from some specialist new ENT equipment which has been installed by a leading medical supplies company.

 

DP Medical, which now has a base in Dublin, has been working with the Mater Hospital to provide a XION swallowing diagnostics system which offers innovative and convenient technology for optimal diagnostics and therapeutics. The new digital device also enables the processing and archiving of picture, video and many diverse digital data, being constantly updatable.

 

The arrival of the XION EndoSTROBE EL now sees the Mater Hospital become a centre of excellence in Ireland with the team using it one of most respected in the country in this area of SLT work.

 

A product launch and training event was held for all the partners involved in this project to get a sneak preview of the state-of-the-art technology and to see at first-hand how it will make a real difference to patient treatment and care.

 

Owen Pemberton, commercial director at DP Medical, said: “We are really pleased to be working Mater Hospital to provide them with our XION EL system which with will have an immediate and significant impact on all aspects of the service they provide improving patient care, as well as providing a more efficient service delivery and for staff learning and development.

 

“It was lovely to attend the event to showcase to everyone what the equipment can do.”

 

After establishing a separate company to serve the Irish market only last year, DP Medical continues to go from strength-to-strength.

 

Added Owen: “We are really pleased with how things are progressing in Ireland. We have worked in the country for a number of years already and have seen the obvious potential, so we knew it was a market we wanted to invest in further.

 

“By establishing an Irish company, with Thomas Cryan, our sales and service representative permanently based in Dublin and covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we are ensuring we continue to enhance our sales and service coverage to our Irish customer base and seek out further opportunities so we can continue to grow and develop.

 

“We are already hopeful of being included on numerous HSE frameworks in the year ahead which will make the path to purchase for our customers far easier.”

 

DP Medical Systems Ireland Ltd, which is based in Dublin, provides ENT, gynaecology and forensic medical equipment to the HSE and private health centres.

 

For further information please email sales@dpmedicalsys.com or visit www.dpmedicalsys.com.


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Top equipment installed at St Mary’s Hospital

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DP Medical has installed some vital endoscopy equipment for use by the speech and language therapy (SLT) team at St Mary’s Hospital in London which is managed by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

The XION EndoFLEX, a mobile endoscopy unit for ENT, provides innovative and convenient technology for optimal diagnostics and therapeutics. The new digital device enables the processing and archiving of picture, video and many diverse digital data, being constantly updatable.

 

The stack unit can serve as a standalone or be integrated into the existing office facilities. It is also easily manoeuvrable making it ideal for swallowing diagnostics applications anywhere in the hospital.

 

The SLT team were over the moon to receive the equipment which will have an immediate and significant impact on all aspects of the service improving patient care, efficient service delivery, staff learning and development, MDT working, quality improvement and research projects.

 

Lee Bolton, lead speech and language therapist at St Mary’s Hospital, said: “We were very excited to take receipt of this long-awaited, brand new FEES system for providing endoscopic swallowing evaluations to patients with dysphagia. This replaces the current equipment which was very old and no longer fit for purpose. The new equipment purchase was kept as a complete surprise with delivery timed to take place just before Christmas, so there were smiles all round when it was delivered to the office and the team received their training.”

 

Owen Pemberton, commercial director for DP Medical, said: “We were so pleased to bring some early festive cheer and drop off the XION equipment to the team at St Mary’s! They were delighted to receive it and enjoyed the training so they are ready to go which will only be of benefit to their many ENT patients.”


DP Medical expands into Ireland

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DP Medical Systems Ltd, the leading medical supplies company, has announced it has launched a new company dedicated to the Irish market.

 

DP Medical Systems Ireland Ltd, which is based in Dublin, provides ENT, gynaecology and forensic medical equipment to the HSE and private health centres.

 

The UK firm, which has its head office in Chessington, Surrey and has also recently opened a second office in Stockport, Greater Manchester, enjoyed a record high turnover in 2018 as well as recording double digit growth for the third consecutive year. Each division of the company; dental, hospital and service, has grown substantially and the business has exciting future plans including growing their existing market share within Ireland.

 

DP Medical Ireland, which has recently won contracts at Mater Hospital, Dublin and Mayo Hospital in Castlebar, will be led by DP Medical commercial director, Owen Pemberton, with Thomas Cryan, who is already permanently based in Ireland, as sales and service representative.

 

Owen Pemberton, commercial director of DP Medical, said: “Having served our Irish customer base for a number of years with regular flights back and forth from London, I have seen the potential first-hand and we really felt it was a market we wanted to invest in further.

 

“By establishing an Irish company, with Thomas based in Dublin and covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we are ensuring we continue to enhance our sales and service coverage to our Irish customer base and seek out further opportunities so we can continue to grow and develop.

 

“This is a really exciting time for us as we look to deliver our ambitious growth strategy and establish ourselves as a leading healthcare supplies company in the UK, Ireland and beyond.”

 

 

Thomas Cryan said: “Here at DP Medical, we offer top quality medical equipment and have a real enthusiasm and passion for providing the highest levels of customer care.

 

“I am excited about our new venture and looking forward to improving the customer experience within Ireland, offering greater levels of support as well as building valued relationships with our clients, both old and new. We really feel it is the right time to invest and focus our commitments further in Ireland.”

 

For further information please email sales@dpmedicalsys.com or visit www.dpmedicalsys.com.

 


UAE first for DP Medical

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Leading UK healthcare supplies firm, DP Medical, has provided state-of-the-art forensic examination equipment in the UAE, a first for the middle eastern country.

 

 

DP Medical, which has its HQ in Surrey, has now installed its MediScan software and HD video Colposcope in RAK Police GHQ, Ras Al Khaimah to further develop the ability of officials in UAE to record and document sexual assault and abuse.

 

MediScan, a product developed by DP Medical, provides clinicians with a secure pathway for recording, storing and encrypting patient gynaecology examinations for analysis and archiving. The still images and video are captured in real-time and stored against the patient record for retrieval anywhere in the hospital.

 

The Video Colposcope is an advanced high resolution video camera with integrated high intensity LED illumination. The equipment provides a compact stand-alone solution for true video and still images in the forensic gynaecological field.

Owen Pemberton, commercial director for DP Medical who oversaw the project from start to finish, said: “The completion of this project is a great achievement for all involved and we hope that this flagship installation will be the start of many new opportunities to come in the UAE and wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for DP Medical.

 

“MediScan has enjoyed a large market share within the UK and Ireland for the purpose of forensic and legal documentation, it’s great to see it is now also the choice for global professionals within this field too.”

 

 

 

 

 

 


New deal with NHS Supply Chain

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Leading medical supplier DP Medical has announced a new deal with NHS Supply Chain in the Large Diagnostic Capital Equipment tower.

 

A new order has been placed with DP Medical for a number of SOM52 5 step LED Colposcopes and SOM62 LED Microscopex, offering NHS Trusts a further discount of 10% on their purchases.

 

This is the third order NHS Supply Chain has placed with DP Medical in the last three years.

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Rob Atkinson, managing director of DP Medical, said: “This deal allows NHS Supply Chain to offer our scopes to all NHS trusts at a discounted rate with immediate delivery. This helps hospitals, not only make cost savings, but also saves time, as they can have the scopes installed immediately, as opposed to an average six to eight-week lead time.

 

“Our Kaps SOM range delivers Colposcopes and ENT microscopes for use within OPD’s and Theatres, with the advantage of customising the unit with accessories and variability. We are the sole UK distributer for Kaps and offer a fully equipped sales and service team who can provide all ongoing support and training, as well as an excellent level of maintenance.

 

“NHS Supply Chain plays a huge part in the NHS purchasing routes and we are delighted our partnership with them continues to grow.”

 

This offer is over and above the standard discount available through the NHS Supply Chain framework agreement. The discount is a fixed term offer. Offer available while stocks last.

 

Please visit http://bit.ly/2ADWW5z for more information or email us at sales@dpmedicalsys.com, call 0208 391 4455 or visit our website www.dpmedicalsys.com.

 


Golf tour success

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DP Medical has helped make sure a team of doctors were looking the part when they went on a recent golf tour.

 

A group of GPs and ENT doctors and consultants from Berkshire went to Turkey on the golf tour and DP Medical offered support, in conjunction with Halbro Sportswear, by providing some top quality shirts and hats for the players to wear.

 

Mr Rogan Corbridge, consultant ENT surgeon who went on the trip, said: “This year we once again went to Turkey and stayed at the Maxx Royal, playing golf at the Montgomery where the Turkish Open is being held now and the Carya and Lykia links.

“We had another great tour despite the Thomas Cook collapse and a last minute rearrangement of our flights! It’s a great opportunity for us all to take a step out of clinical practice and invest in a bit of fellowship. We are extremely grateful to DP Medical for their continued and generous sponsorship for the shirts and hats.”

 

Owen Pemberton, commercial director at DP Medical, said: “We were really pleased to be able to provide sponsorship for this trip. These doctors do an amazing job everyday and we wanted to be able show our thanks for the work they do by providing these tops and hats for them to wear. We’re pleased they all had an enjoyable time.”


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