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Getting ready for BDIA Dental Showcase


In our latest Q&A, DP Medical’s UK dental business manager, Darren Young gives us the lowdown on the upcoming BDIA Dental Showcase – a major event in the dental events calendar which is taking place this week.   Tell us more Read more

DP Medical expands in the UK


Leading healthcare supplies company, DP Medical Systems, has announced its expansion with the opening of a second UK office.   The firm, which has its head office in Chessington, Surrey, has now established a base in Stockport, Greater Manchester.   The new office Read more

DP Medical at the cutting edge!


We spend a lot of our time on the road attending important industry events and meeting customers old and new to showcase the very best of what DP Medical has to offer. And this month has been no exception! Read more

DP Medical grows servicing team


DP Medical is growing the servicing side of its business with a key appointment to its team.   The leading medical supplies company has announced Jacqui McKenzie as its new service and tenders contracts manager.   Jacqui has a wealth of administration experience Read more

DP Medical welcomes new addition to expanding team


DP Medical has made an important appointment to oversee company sales in south Wales and southwest England.   Jonathan Peters, who has a background in the health sector, will join the leading medical supplies firm as an area manager. Previously he Read more

Links strengthened with NHS Supply Chain

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Leading medical supplier DP Medical is delighted to announce a new commitment deal with NHS Supply Chain.

 

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A new order has been placed for a further 20 units consisting of 15 microscopes and five colposcopes, which is the second order NHS Supply Chain has placed with DP Medical in the last two years.

 

Rob Atkinson, managing director of DP Medical, said: “This commitment 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 from a cost perspective, but also in time as they can have the scopes installed immediately, as opposed to an average six-eight week lead time.

 

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

 

 

Please visit NHS Supply Chain for more information.

 


DP Medical supports pioneering charity work

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In our latest guest blog, Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Brian Sommerlad from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, talks about his relationship with the renowned charity CLEFT and explains more about his pioneering work in Bangladesh, which DP Medical has recently supported.

 

“As a plastic surgeon at Great Ormond St Hospital for Children (GOS), my main clinical activity has been the care of children (and adults) with cleft lip and palate.

 

“I am also the chairman of CLEFT, after founding the charity in 2007, which funds research into cleft lip and palate and supports cleft teams in several low-resource countries. I have been involved in supervising some of the research which CLEFT funds and supporting cleft teams in Sri Lanka, Uganda and Egypt in addition to Bangladesh.

 

“Our major initiative at the moment is a project to develop, with Bangladeshi colleagues, a comprehensive cleft centre in the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burns and Plastic Surgery associated with Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

 

“In my 18 years’ experience of regular visits to Bangladesh to assist and teach, I have become aware of the shortcomings of many initiatives. None provide all the ongoing care needed for children with cleft lip and palate, including speech therapy, orthodontics and further surgery which is usually required. This is the basis of the centre which we are establishing and we are also looking at setting up similar centres in Sylhet and Chittagong.

 

“I am about to embark on another trip to Bangladesh and I will be there for almost three weeks. Colleagues from the GOS cleft team are joining me for the last week.

 

“DP Medical has supported us on this latest trip by providing an endoscope at a reduced price which will enable the team (especially the speech and language therapist funded by CLEFT) to investigate the palate function of patients whose speech is unsatisfactory. With a C-arm which we provided previously for X-rays, it will provide the equipment needed in the centre in Dhaka for palate investigations in the long-term.

 

“It really is a real team effort by everyone involved and is such valuable work to be part of it. If anyone is able to donate and support the work of CLEFT, please visit www.cleft.org.uk for more details.”


DP Medical brings groundbreaking forensic examination system to UK market

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Leading UK healthcare supplier, DP Medical, has been named as the exclusive distributor of the pioneering Enhanced Visual Assessment (EVA) System for forensic colposcopy in the UK.

 

The Surrey-based organisation has been selected by MobileODT to deliver its groundbreaking EVA System – a mobile, affordable, and network-connected medical device, which helps forensic nurses conduct Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) exams across the United States, and now enters the UK market.

 

The EVA System is currently used in 27 states across the United States, with over twenty-percent of New York State hospitals conducting forensic examinations using the connected device to document cases of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

 

The EVA System enables secure collaboration and case sharing between healthcare providers and the appropriate authorities, and ensures proper reporting and chain-of-custody record keeping.

 

The portable, lightweight, and wireless features of the EVA System has enabled it to be used extensively across rural areas, expanding the abilities of first responders to cases of sexual violence to conduct high-quality and properly documented examinations no matter where the abuse is reported.

 

The EVA System complements DP Medical’s MediScan workstation – a secure capture and archive system which records, stores and encrypts patients’ gynaecological examinations for analysis.

 

Rob Atkinson, Managing Director of DP Medical, said: “The EVA System is a truly innovative device that is set to revolutionise forensic work. The system enables healthcare professionals to conduct expert-level examinations using a mobile device, from wherever they’re working, quickly and easily.

 

“We ourselves are proud to have brought our own MediScan innovation to the market and this new system complements that perfectly. Our partnership with MobileODT marks a step forward not just in the level of technology available for cervical screening in the UK and Ireland, but also a step closer to making the Mediscan workstation completely portable.”

 

Using a mobile application, the EVA System allows users to captures video and images of the full body surface and external cavities at the point-of-care, with digital patient forms, image filters and annotation capabilities.

 

Additionally, the device allows unlimited information storage and electronic medical records (EMR) integration, as well as the ability to securely engage in remote clinical discussions with peers, supervisors and, in the event of forensic examinations, law enforcement, using the EVA Systems’s Secure Collaboration service.

 

Rob added: “We’re thrilled to be working with MobileODT to bring the system to the UK and Ireland markets, and we’re confident that it will have a huge impact on both healthcare professionals and patients themselves, too.”

 

Ariel Beery, the CEO of MobileODT, said: “We are extremely excited to be working with DP Medical to expand access to forensic colposcopy, and ensure that every victim, everywhere, has the same access to a quality examination. We look forward to working with DP Medical to adapt the EVA System to the particular needs of SARCs to ensure that every SARC has the tools and capabilities they require to extend ever-available care to their community.”

 

For further information about DP Medical, visit www.dpmedicalsys.com

For further information about MobileODT and the EVA System, visit: https://www.mobileodt.com/evasystem.html

 


Experts gather for FEES masterclass

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DP Medical is supporting an innovative masterclass that will see Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) gather together to learn more about the Fibreoptic Endoscopic of Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).

 

The training event, being organised by the adult SLT department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, will concentrate on excellence in practice and include the anatomy and physiology viewed on flexible nasendoscopy, indication/contraindication and safety, how to do the FEES examination well, and practical scoring and interpretation practice.

 

DP Medical has recently provided the stroke unit at the hospital with a XION EndoCompact and is supporting the event sponsoring the refreshments and supplying some equipment for the hands on element of the course.

 

Alafiya Sachak, a speech and language therapist at Royal Berkshire Hospital, said: “It is so important to really understand the theory and practicalities of conducting a complex assessment such as FEES; and having the right background knowledge is empirical.

 

“We are fortunate to have been able to organise an expert like Annette Kelly to provide us with the knowledge and expertise on this subject through this very exciting one-day FEES course. We will have a great mix of professionals on the course including Speech and Language Therapists from other trusts, ENT doctors, and stroke consultants.”

 

The FEES course, presented by Annette Kelly, will take place on Monday 20 November 2017 and is a great introduction for those new to FEES, as well as a wonderful CPD opportunity for those already using FEES.

 

As places will be limited, book your place on the course soon, please email: alafiya.sachak@royalberkshire.nhs.uk  or call 0118 3225205 for further information.


DP Medical attend important event

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In our latest blog, commercial director, Owen Pemberton, explains how DP Medical has been involved in a pioneering training day for NHS staff.

 

We were honoured to be invited to an important training day for experts who work in the difficult area of forensic assessment for non-acute child sexual abuse.

 

The event at St Georges Hospital in LondonOwen Pemberton - DP Medical had been organised by Dr Peter Green and Dr Alice Monfinoli, who both work at St Georges, and involved a multi-agency approach with representatives from other NHS trusts and the Metropolitan Police service.

 

We were invited to demonstrate our MediScan HD and Vico HD colposcope equipment, plus our MediScan Compact system and the newly launched Mobile ODT EVA system so delegates could see at first hand the equipment that is available to assist in the examination of patients and the collection of evidence in these cases.

 

It was a very successful event that allowed the experts in this field to share expertise and best practice. It also enabled us to give attendees a clear idea of how recent technological advances can help them with their vital work.

 


Showcase success for DP Medical

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In our latest blog, DP Medical’s commercial director Owen Pemberton, looks back at a successful BDIA Dental Showcase.

 

“The BDIA Dental Showcase, this year held at the NEC in Birmingham, is one of the highlights of our events calendar and this year proved to be no different. In fact, we are delighted to report that it was our best ever as we made a record number of sales.

 

“As the largest dental show in the UK, thousands of delegates attend to discover the very latest dental innovations across an unrivalled selection of exhibitor stands. Attracting more than 12,000 members of the dental profession and industry each year, BDIA Dental Showcase is where manufacturers, suppliers and distributors choose to unveil the very latest developments in their field – all under one roof. Visitors are able to enjoy personalised product demonstrations, snap up unbeatable showcase deals, watch highly eng

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aging lecture sessions and top up their CPD in the process.

 

“It’s a fantastic event to be part of and one that we entered into this time with a shift in focus as we recently made the decision to no longer provide loupes as part of our product range. Instead we are concentrating on the very latest in dental microscope technology.

 

“As our founder, Doug Pitman, highlighted earlier this year it had become increasingly clear that the need for advanced systems such as Global microscopes is now superseding the more basic forms of magnification. The advancement of microscopes with their enhanced design, affordability, first class quality and the service and support available, has been widely accepted by dental leaders both here in the UK and internationally.

“The BDIA Showcase was the first real test of this change in direction for us as we went purely to demonstrate our A-series Global microscope range and it was very pleasing to get some really positive feedback combined with strong sales. It was incredibly reassuring for us to do so well as it reaffirmed our decision to provide our customers with microscopes which is where we believe the future of advanced dentistry magnification now lies. And the demand for the products is obviously there.

 

“Darren Young, our UK dental business manager, and his team are spearheading our activity in this area so watch this space as we continue to develop our presence in the dental market.”

 

For further information about DP Medical or the A-series Global microscope range please email sales@dpmedicalsys.com or click here.


Paula takes the prize with our customer survey

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The latest winner of our customer survey prize draw has taken home a brand new Kindle Fire HD.

 

Paula Morrice, ENT specialist nurse at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, was picked at random after submitting feedback via our monthly customer survey, after one of our engineers completed a microscope service visit at the hospital.

 

Paula said: “I’m over the moon to have received the new Kindle Fire HD. DP Medical have always been very helpful with any enquiries and the engineers are easy to contact by email, and are always polite.”

 

Owen Pemberton, commercial director at DP Medical Systems, said: “Feedback from our customers plays a vital part in making sure we continue to deliver excellence across all areas of our business, from product supply and development to servicing visits.

 

“On behalf of DP Medical, I’d like to thank Paula for her contribution. I was delighted to deliver the Kindle to her at work and we hope she enjoys using it!”


Further growth for DP Medical

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Here at DP Medical we are extremely proud of our world-leading technology. But to make sure we maintain our high standards, we need to provide the best technical support to go with it. It’s for that reason that we’re extremely happy to announce the appointment of Michael Bearpark as our new northern engineer. In our latest blog, Michael tells us about his military background and how he is bringing those skills to our team.

 

Michael said: “Before starting at DP Medical I served in the Royal Navy. My naval journey began in May 2010 and I worked up to the role of leading engineering technician during my time there. This included leading a team of engineers to complete maintenance, diagnosis and defect repair of all of the equipment within the communication system.

 

“As the northern engineer here at DP Medical it is my responsibility to complete preventative and reactive maintenance as well as installations to all sites within the northern areas, including Scotland and North Wales. One of my favourite parts of the job is travelling around across the north to different places and having the chance to meet a wide variety of new people. I also love contending with the range of challenges I come across daily. You never know exactly what the next part of your job is going to ask of you, which is very exciting.

 

“I enjoy the responsibility I have been given to plan my work and communicate with different people. As well as this I have enjoyed meeting the rest of the DP Medical team over the last few months. I have been welcomed in and I feel very happy to be part of the team here.

 

“I’m looking forward to continuing to progress within my new role in the future, as I meet new clients and build professional relationships with a huge variety of people across the areas I cover. I am also keen to continue to improve my knowledge on a range of equipment by completing training with the different manufacturers that we work with. Learning from them is an invaluable part of the job and it allows me to perform my duties better.”


DP Medical continue busy month of technology showcases

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DP Medical will round out a busy month of trade show appearances with the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy (RCSLT) and British Laryngological Association’s (BLA) annual conferences this week.

 

The leading healthcare medical supplier will be in the exhibition hall at both conferences and welcomes all delegates to visit them and attend their product demonstrations.

 

The RCSLT Conference 2017 takes place at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow from 27-28 September and will showcase the latest innovations and research in speech and language therapy.

DP Medical will be exhibiting the XION EndoStrobe, EndoCompact and EndoPortable.

 

The BLA Conference will be held a day later on 29 September at the Royal Society of Medicine in London and will cover laryngological issues that affect the extremes of age. XION products will once again be showcased – with the 3D EndoStrobe and EndoCompact on display this time.

 

These events come after a busy month for DP Medical and its partners. XION attended the second annual ENT Masterclass Europe – the largest free ENT training platform in Europe for senior ENT surgical trainees and consultants – in Berlin from 1-2 September and demonstrated the 3D EndoStrobe as well as other endoscopic systems on their own stand.

As well as this, Xoran Technologies LLC, who recently chose DP Medical to be their distributor for UK & Eire, attended the prestigious American Academy of Otolaryngology’s – Head and Neck Surgery’s (AAO-HNSF) annual meeting in Chicago from 10-13 September.

 

They exhibited equipment such as the industry-leading compact and portable xCAT and MiniCAT IQ CT Scanners, which are the specific products that DP Medical are now distributing.

 

Owen Pemberton, commercial director at DP Medical, said: “This has been a really exciting time for the DP Medical team as we particularly enjoy the chance to get out and meet professionals in the medical industry and to demonstrate our world-class products. We have superb partnerships with our suppliers across the industry and showcasing their state-of-the-art equipment is always an exciting venture.

 

“If you’re attending either the RCSLT or BLA conferences then come and pay us a visit and see the cutting edge products we have to display.”


DP Medical welcomes Mark to the team

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The cutting edge technology we supply means we need the best technical support to go along with it. That is why we are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Grant as our new southern service engineer. In our latest blog, Mark tells us about his life-long interest in technology and how happy he is to be putting this to good use in the DP Medical family.

 

“My previous role was with NCR Ltd where I worked as an electro mechanical technician for 17 years.  My job involved fixing ATM machines, EPOS systems and self scanning devices such as the self-service tills in supermarkets that people use every day.

 

“My role of southern engineer here at DP Medical is quite varied. I can do everything from the installation of medical hardware and commissioning, to arranging and carrying out servicing for existing customers’ hardware. On top of all of this I spend my days responding to breakdowns. I cover the entire south of England so a large part of my role is driving, however the satisfaction of successfully carrying out a repair is a great feeling and it really does make it all worth it.

 

“That is what I like best about my role – having the ability to fix what’s broken. It gives me great pleasure to be able to see a problem and solve it. I have always been very inquisitive and interested in learning about electronics and how things work. This new role is ideal for me in that sense as it allows me to broaden my knowledge of new technology and the cutting-edge equipment supplied by this company. I found meeting customers very daunting at the start and it was tricky finding exactly where I needed to go to provide support. I’m definitely getting there though and since my appointment  I’ve found it’s never too hard to find a hospital!

 

“I like DP Medical as it really has a family type of atmosphere, which is often lost in bigger companies. You feel part of the team here and know you can always get the help you need if you’re stuck or turn to somebody and ask questions.

 

“I have manufacturer training coming up soon and it is always great to learn from the people that make the equipment. You can really get hands on there and ask all the questions you have. It’s especially important to get answers to even the most technical ones.

 

“I’m glad to be part of the team and it’s great to feel as if I am making a positive difference to the service team.”


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