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Our Hand Gels contain 70% alcohol which exceeds CDC and Public Health England’s minimum recommendations for hand sanitisers.

Our Hand Gels contain 70% alcohol which exceeds CDC and Public Health England’s minimum recommendations for hand sanitisers to be effective against bacteria and micro-organisms. Effective hand hygiene is vital. Does your hand gel contain alcohol? Does your hand gel contain 60% plus alcohol? Is it scientifically made and tested? If not, then it’s probably not effective and could damage your skin.Relisan 70% alcohol with hand moisturiser, is professionally manufactured by […]

Transit Chair for Safe Patient Transport – New and In Stock

The Code Red™ Two Wheel Transit Chair is designed to aid the movement of a patient in a seated position and is ideal for assisting people with poor mobility. It is especially useful in situations where the use of trolleys or stretchers is constrained by confined exits, or cannot be operated during an emergency due to safety restrictions. Its strong yet lightweight construction and rapid set-up, make it a versatile choice wherever […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Social Distancing and First Aid

A Best Evidence Review – 7th April 2020With each passing day, the UK population is having to adapt to changes in their lifestyle and working patterns which two weeks ago would have seemed implausible.  Families are sitting round dining tables balancing the demands of homeschooling and entertaining children, while trying to maintain their incomes amidst a global healthcare and economic crisis. As government policy becomes increasingly stringent, recommendations on social distancing have […]

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 the decisive social distancing measures implemented by the board which has helped to increase resilience […]

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 path to successful integrations. Reliance Medical has built its international reputation over the past 14 […]

How sticking plasters became a million dollar idea

  For almost a hundred years, people have used sticking plasters to wrap their cuts and burns. Now, the world gets through billions of dollars-worth of them a year, thanks to our accident-prone behaviour. So who first came up with the idea of a ready-made bandage which sticks to the skin?   Source: BBC News

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.   Many distributors across Europe had suspended their support for the AED, and DefiTeq subsequently withdrew […]

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 is available at a fraction of the cost of other pH neutralising eye washes on […]

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 from the recommended contents and additional tapes included.The new Travel and Motoring Kit has been […]