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Are SSDs in need of MedTech investment?

Healthcare is heavily dependent on good-quality surgical instruments. However, research suggests that they are often overlooked when it comes to MedTech investment. It is time to tackle this issue, to ensure sterile service departments can maintain the highest standards of patient safety, says Richard Wood.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) recently launched its first ever Medical Technology (MedTech) strategy, which is the government’s plan to support a thriving UK MedTech sector. Will Quince, Minister of State, stated: “MedTech is of vital importance to the UK health and care system. Although MedTech products come in many shapes and forms, they all have one thing in common; they are designed to help us understand and improve people’s health.”1

A key focus of this MedTech strategy is to ensure that the health and care system can reliably access safe, effective, and innovative medical technologies to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients.1 But are Sterile Service Departments (SSDs) and surgical instrument management in need of MedTech investment?

SSDs have a critical role in maintaining the highest standards of patient care and safety and, as such, it is vital to support SSDs by providing the latest advancements in technology to enhance their operations and improve healthcare outcomes. Healthcare, and in particular surgery, is heavily dependent on good-quality surgical instruments.

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20 March, 2024

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