UK Medical in The Parliamentary Review
The Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Parliamentary Review 2019/2020 features Sheffield based medical supplies company UK Medical.
Managing Director Ian Aaron gives an overview of the company, how they stand out from the competition and where things are headed in the future.
“The healthcare market is fiercely competitive. We’re trading alongside much larger companies with much greater purchasing power. Trying to get our message heard in the complex landscape of the NHS is something that is at the forefront of our minds. Competing in this environment is difficult. While other companies might occupy the role of supermarkets, we choose to be the delicatessen.”
The article describes the company’s transition through a recent management buyout and seeing the company restored to SME status. After a rebrand, there is a strong focus on after-sales service, training and customer support.
Better Patient Outcomes
Ian describes the difficulties faced by the NHS and how this has influenced the product portfolio of UK Medical:
“A rapidly ageing population, as well as an increasing number of people needing treatment for conditions such as cancer, is putting increasing pressure on the NHS. Coupled with the fact that the total number of NHS hospital beds in England has more than halved in the last 30 years. As a result, there’s a constant need to rethink care delivery and technology.”
“We choose our products in a way that mirrors the crucial needs of the NHS. The patient is at the centre of what we do. Selecting products that are clinically proven medical devices, not only saves the NHS money but also provides better outcomes for the patient.”
The review details the companies longer-term outlook with regards to product costings and savings. UK Medical Products are chosen to change patient pathways. They may be less invasive, or result in faster recovery times for the patient which reduces pressure on the NHS in terms of aftercare and beds.
You can read the full article in The Parliamentary Review here on pages 56 – 58