19th January 2022 NeedleSmart News by Mia Dang No comments

British smart MedTech company invents the world’s first end-to-end safe needle destruction technology. Tech aims to reduce 3 million global needlestick injuries. In a recent survey*, it was reported that a staggering 94 per cent of practising surgeons in the UK have either been personally affected by a needlestick injury (NSI) or have seen a […]

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Alder Hey and NeedleSmart in Exciting New Partnership

16th September 2021 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

NeedleSmart, a globally unique solution to needle safety, sustainability, and closed loop data, today announced it is entering a new co-development partnership with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, one of Europe’s leading paediatric healthcare institutions. Through this alliance, Alder Hey will work directly with NeedleSmart as they bring forward their multi-facetted hardware and software […]

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Recycling of Medical Waste with NeedleSmart

23rd February 2021 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

The NHS has launched a programme called ‘For a greener NHS’ which proposes working with NHS staff, hospitals and partners in order to further the work that is already being done to reduce the NHS’s impact on public health and the environment, to save money and eventually get to net carbon zero. ‘For a greener […]

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NeedleSmart Welcome New Board Member

17th August 2020 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

NeedleSmart are delighted to announce that Dean Fathers has joined the board as a Non-Executive Director. Dean brings with him a range of relevant skills and experience and has an incredible commercial CV, both in the private sector and notably within the NHS. Initiating his commercial life in logistics with Pioneer, TNT and Abbey Hill BMW, […]

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Do you know the many associated costs Needle Stick Injuries?

3rd September 2019 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

There are a number of direct and indirect costs associated with Needle Stick Injuries (NSI). According to James M. Anderson, Professor of Pathology, Macromolecular Science and Biomedical Engineering, these costs can include: prophylaxis (treatment given or action taken to prevent disease) wages and time lost by workers costs associated with drug toxicity organisational liability mortality […]

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Between 2012 and 2017, 1,213 successful Needlestick Injury Claims in the UK cost the NHS over £4m.*

3rd May 2019 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

 An NHS Resolution article claims that 1,833 incident claims for Needlestick Injuries (NSIs) were received between 2012 and 2017 (fiscal years). Of these claims, 1,213 were successful and cost the NHS £4,077,441. 326 claims still remain open, meaning this figure could actually be even higher. NHS Resolution believe that this harm and cost is largely […]

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Happy New Year from NeedleSmart

8th January 2019 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

Happy New Year from the NeedleSmart team! 2019 is going to be great… This year at NeedleSmart we are looking to further expand our brilliant team of creative and skilled individuals. Our products are completely innovative and we are going to be creating and launching more fantastic devices in 2019 that will make a difference […]

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CEO of NeedleSmart, Cliff Kirby, appointed as a new member of the Health and Life Sciences Board for the Liverpool City Region.

29th November 2018 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

The Liverpool City Region has appointed four leading healthcare professionals, including CEO of NeedleSmart Cliff Kirby, as new members of the board for Health and Life Sciences. Managed by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the board sets out the development and direction of the sector and drives forward the sector’s economic growth. It also supports […]

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Royal College of Nursing Needlestick injuries report

8th May 2018 Uncategorised by Julie Paul No comments

The Royal College of Nursing published a needlestick report which states that in the UK a small but significant number of health care workers have developed potentially life threatening diseases.  The report published in Jan 2009 states that in the  late 1990’s 11 health staff have contracted hepatitis c from needle jabs and 5 HIV […]

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