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A new medical supply chain strategy is needed

  During the COVID-19 pandemic there is a wider recognition that cheapest purchase price has generated a vulnerability in the medical supply chain. There has been geographic disruption and reduced capacity to uplift production in the UK. This is not unique to the medical sector and the solution is to re-examine the principles of dual-sourcing […]

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Breathing aids developed by UCL, UCLH and Formula One delivered to nearly 50 NHS hospitals

Breathing aids developed by engineers at UCL and Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains working with clinicians at UCLH have been delivered to 46 NHS hospitals across the country. The UCL-Ventura breathing aid, a low-flow Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device, is being deployed to treat Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the UK, including London, Belfast, Glasgow, […]

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GTMA Medical Cluster stepping-up to meet the challenge

NHS statistics quoted by The Kings Fund identify the UK medical budget for consumables and capital equipment above £100Bn annually. This figure includes a range of products including PPE monitoring equipment, beds, operating theatre supplies.  It is a budget figure not including the current huge spike in demand driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. GTMA member companies […]

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Strong links across sector

Regular sector events, often with OEMs and Tier 1s, have helped forge a strong Medical Sector network of GTMA companies with vast experience across a wide range of disciplines. The GTMA Medical Network was one of the first sector networks to be set up by GTMA and includes many companies with proven experience in the […]

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