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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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Supply Chain, Social and Ethical Responsibilities

Reliance Medical recognises its responsibilities within the supply chain and holds high expectations and requirements for all its suppliers and partners. We believe that it is important to operate in a socially responsible and ethical manner and have policies in place that support this position. It is a requirement that our suppliers uphold the same […]

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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 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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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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BS8599-1:2019 Travel & Motoring and Personal Issue First Aid Kits

    Reliance Medical have already updated all BS8599-1 compliant kits to make sure you are also up to date.The key updates for the standard can be summarised as follows:A reduction of the Medium dressings and increase of the Large Dressings changes to the Small, Medium and Large BS8599-1 compliant kits.The removal of safety pins […]

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