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18th April 2019

Swann-Morton BREXIT Update

As of February 2019 Swann-Morton Ltd migrated from BSI UK (0086) to BSI NL (2797). This will ensure that we are a member of a Notified Body who have an established place within the European Union Market. This change was a contractual change only and our CE Certificate numbers (as displayed in the accreditations tab) have remained the same as has all other information on the certificates except the NB number. Currently the Notified Body of BSI UK (0086) appears on the labelling for our products, this of course will have to change to BSI NL’s number (2797).

As a result of the United Kingdoms exit from the EU, to continue to sell our goods into the EU an Authorised Representative must be appointed. By the time the United Kingdom leaves the EU a said Authorised Representative will be in place.

28th February 2019

Sharps Training Portal goes Live

Two years in development and testing Swann-Morton are proud to launch their new Sharps Training Portal accredited by the AfPP for two hours continual education. With a focus on safe handling and best practice when using scalpels and blades whilst balancing sharps legislation compliance with a focus on optimisation of patient outcomes the three modules provide an overview of clinical studies and safety engineered devices to go hand in hand with the in-service training provided by Swann-Morton's experienced customer support team.

5th December 2018

SASSIT Award Winner 2018

Swann-Morton would like to congratulate Professor Mmampapatla Thomas Ramokgopa this years recipient of the South African Society of Surgeons in Training (SASSIT) Silver Scalpel award. Professor Ramokgopa is the Academic head for the University of the Witwatersrand, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also holds Head of Department at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) as well the unit head for Orthopaedic Trauma.

8th November 2018

Sheffield Hallam University ODP Award 2018

This years ODP Award represented a bit of a milestone on more than one level. James Rowe should have become the tenth recipient of an award founded back in 2009 however he was only the Ninth. So why was this the case ? Well the answer is quite simple for as the Sheffield Hallam University ODP training transitioned to a three year Degree course from a two year Diploma there was actually no winner in 2017.This also means James became the first student to graduate from the degree course to win the Award.

6th November 2018

Crest Award 2018

The recipient of the 2018 Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials (CREST) Award is the Breast Surgery Team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s Lynn. As a smaller District General Hospital in a rural area, it is impressive to see the high number of patients recruited across a portfolio of many breast cancer trials.

23rd October 2018

Medica 2018

Once again, decision makers of the international healthcare industry were “spoiled for choice” when it came to the themes at the world’s largest medical trade fair MEDICA and the internationally leading supplier trade fair COMPAMED in Düsseldorf. There were approximately 120,000 visitors over the 4 day event.