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Temporary omission of rescue breaths from training during current period of high transmission rates.

The Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) has stated that they are supportive of training providers who may wish to omit practical teaching and assessment of rescue breaths in first aid training while coronavirus transmission rates are very high.  RCUK are leaders in the field of CPR and HSE support their position on this for most First […]

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Reliance Medical Shipping container costs rising

Chinese Containerised Shipping Issues

Following our update in November highlighting port delays and unprecedented increases in worldwide freight charges, the team at Reliance Medical have been paying close attention to the cost of importing containers.  The normal cost to ship a container was around $1,600, recent quotations have exceeded $14,000.  Any distributors who themselves import goods will already be […]

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Proteqt Face Masks

Face coverings to be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has spoken about plans to make face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020. Published 14 July 2020 Department of Health and Social Care and The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Thanks to one of the greatest national efforts in peace time, this deadly virus continues to […]

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Revised 15.5.20: Statement on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and its impact on the Reliance Medical Supply Chain

29th January 2020 – Revised 15th May 2020 On 11th May 2020, the UK government outlined the first conditional steps of their COVID-19 exit strategy. At Reliance Medical we anticipate that the long-term commercial impact of this coronavirus pandemic will be felt well beyond the scheduled re-opening of schools and industry. We plan to continue […]

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Reliance Medical Strengthens Its Retail Position

Press ReleaseReliance Medical, the UK’s leading B2B first aid and medical device manufacturer, has acquired all trading assets of CMS Medical; formerly of Featherstone, UK. Acquisitions are not new to Reliance Medical, having successfully integrated other significant UK first aid brands; Frank Sammeroff and Lewis’s Medical Supplies. CMS will be no exception to this well-trodden […]

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Telefunken HR1 AED CPR

Telefunken AED withdrawn in Ireland; should we follow suit in the UK?

In 2013, Dutch automatic external defibrillator manufacturer DefiTeq, entered the UK market with its Telefunken AED.  Offering competitive price points and a simple user interface, the unit made a successful impression, and was adopted by a wide range of public and private sector organisations.  Fast-forward four years, and the cracks had started to show.   […]

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5990 Reliwash Redcap Phosphate Buffer Solution acid and alkali eye wash skin wash

Redcap vs Water: Independent test data results confirm 500ml Redcap is more effective than water…

Until now, there has not been a cost-effective medical solution to treat acid and alkali related contamination, so current protocols still recommend the sole use of water. However, independent test data has now confirmed that one bottle of Redcap 500ml is significantly more effective at neutralising acid and alkali splashes than comparable water treatment and […]

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