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Our position on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

29th September 2018 – Revised 1st October 2020 On 31st January 2020 the United Kingdom officially left the EU at 23:00. This triggered an 11 month transition period during which time the EU laws remain in effect while the UK government agrees the future relationship with the EU. Shortly after our exit and at a crucial time for negotiations, the COVID pandemic spread across the UK and Europe and has […]

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 principles.  In view of this, and following several customer queries, we would like to confirm […]

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 diminish. Yesterday’s figures show 530 new cases, down 90% since the peak. 162 patients are […]

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

Effective hand hygiene is vital.As businesses start to reopen, industry must continue to follow national guidelines and stay alert to the threats of coronavirus. Relisan 70% alcohol with hand moisturiser, is professionally manufactured by an experienced team in the UK and has been fully tested and appropriately licensed. 70% alcohol content which exceeds CDC and Public Health England’s minimum recommendations for hand sanitisers to be effective against bacteria and micro-organisms. […]

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 […]