News & Opinions

Could NHS operating theatres be more efficient?

NHS operating theatres waste two hours per day – and 280,000 more routine operations could be done per year across the country – according to a new report. The study, by industry watchdog NHS Improvement, claims that the administration and procedures around routine (ie non-serious) operations could be made more efficient. It analysed 1.64m routine […]... Read more

Fatal workplace injuries continue to decrease

Good news from the Health and Safety Executive as the latest workplace injury statistics demonstrate a reduction in the number of deaths at work. In the year 2016-7, there were 137 deaths at work, along with a further 92 members of the public killed by work-related activities. The death rate per 100,000 workers has decreased steadily […]... Read more

Premier Medical secures ISO 27001 certification

Premier Medical has confirmed its commitment to industry-leading data security by securing ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is the industry standard that demonstrates to existing and potential customers that Premier Medical has defined and put in place best-practice information security processes. Every provider in our sector is governed by the Data Protection Act, but this […]... Read more

Premier Medical secures ‘Disability Confident’ status for second year

  Premier Medical has secured its status as an accredited Disability Confident employer for the second year running. Disability Confident is a Government-backed scheme that aims to help employers make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to the workplace. As an accredited Disability Confident employer, Premier Medical: has undertaken and successfully […]... Read more

MedCo suspends 60 organisations in rules crackdown

MedCo, the medical report generating system, has removed 60 organisations from its system as part of a clampdown on new qualifying criteria introduced in 2016. At the start of June 2017, MedCo announced that it has removed 21 ‘shell’ companies from its system. The news comes after 23 medical reporting organisations (MROs) and 14 Direct […]... Read more