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BDIA Code of Practice for Dental CPD and Enhanced CPD

The GDC has launched new ‘Enhanced CPD’ requirements. The new system came into effect for dentists in January of 2018, and will be rolled out to other members of the dental team in August 2018.  R A Medical Services are already a signatory to the BDIA Code of Practice for Dental CDP and have now updated our practices to ensure compliance.   Any members of the dental team who received vCPD training from our staff can be confident that it meets... Read More...

American Urological Association Conference 2018

R A Medical Services will be visiting the AUA-2018 – American Urological Association Conference being held in San Francisco from the 18th-21st May 2018.   This area of medicine has taken a great interest in inhalation sedation over the last couple of years and many doctors are starting to use IHS for short, but painful procedures in their offices – and outside the normal hospital settings.  This is proving very popular with patients.   In these settings, scavenging is essential and... Read More...

The Historical Medical Equipment Society

Janet & Chris Pickles were recently invited to become members of The Historical Medical Equipment Society and on Saturday14th April attended the Annual meeting, held this year at Thackley Medical Museum in Leeds.  Attendees were treated to presentations such as The Price of Victory – medical care, sketches and case reports from Waterloo and a fascinating talk by Margaret Wilson – wife of Professor Nairn Wilson who also attended, on the evolution of the foot-pedal dental drill – complete with example of... Read More...

R A MEDICAL SERVICES CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAY TIMINGS

  R A Medical Services will close for our Annual Christmas and New Year Holiday on the 20th December 2017 at 12 midday – re-opening on the 3rd January 2018 at 9am. No staff will be available to take calls during this period, but the answerphone will be monitored on a regular basis apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. If the matter is urgent, a member of staff will return the call. Our Staff... Read More...

BSPD Clinical case prize winner

From 2003 onward, R A Medical Services have sponsored the BSPD Clinical Case Prize.   The standard of entries is always good and this year was no exception.  We were reliably informed by one of the Judges, that the standard for 2017 was so high, the judges had great difficulty in choosing an outright winner.  The photo shows Janet Pickles presenting the 2017 winner – Sarah Jane Snape with her certificate and cheque during the Friday evening Dinner, held in the... Read More...

Northern Ireland NIAIC Alert

On the 6th September 2017, the Department of Health Northern Ireland issued an Alert; Reference: NIA-2017-001 on the Risks associated with nitrous oxide waste gases.  This was in response to recent monitoring conducted in community dental clinics which found that some scavenging measures were not sufficient to comply with COSHH.  The UK permitted exposure level for nitrous oxide is 100PPM (Parts Per Million) over an 8-Hour TWA (Time Weighted Average).  Efficient scavenging can only be achieved by using a good... Read More...

Annual BSPD Scientific Meeting

At the recent Annual BSPD Scientific Meeting held at the Lowry, Manchester, Janet Pickles was privileged to meet and listen to three of the Chief Dental Officers speak on their vision for the future of Paediatric Dentistry in the UK.  Pictured left to right: Margie Taylor (Scotland), Sarah Hurley (England), Janet Pickles and Colette Bridgman (Wales). Read More...

Visit by Robert Edmondson, The original founders of Cyprane in 1947

Today saw another unusual event in the life of R A Medical Services. We were privileged to receive a visit by Robert Edmondson to our premises. Robert is the son of Bill Edmondson, one of the original founders of Cyprane in 1947 and a retired anaesthetist. He can also be numbered amongst Cyprane employees as he spent a year working for the Company in the 1960’s before returning to medicine. Robert, accompanied by his wife Brenda, was given a tour... Read More...

The British Society of Paediatric Dentists Annual Scientific Meeting

The British Society of Paediatric Dentists Annual Scientific Meeting is to be held at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester on the 19th – 22nd September 2017. The President Elect, Claire Stevens, is a past recipient of the Clinical Case Prize, which R A Medical Services have supported for the past 13 years and will once again in 2017. Janet and Chris Pickles look forward to once again participating in this well attended meeting, with a small but comprehensive display, but... Read More...

R A Medical Services have been awarded a 510K

Following an extensive 18 month application period, R A Medical Services have been awarded a 510K Manufacturing Licence by the Federal Drug Agency in the U.S.A. Allowing us to manufacture and export a particular medical product, termed a Miniscav™. A unit specifically developed in-house by ourselves, for use in medical and dental environments. Working in conjunction with an American agent ,who are currently developing product interest for a variety of medical areas such as orthopaedics, urology and obstetrics, the expectations... Read More...

BDA Conference and Exhibition at Manchester 25th-27th May 2017

R A Medical Services Ltd will once again be attending the BDA Conference and Exhibition at Manchester 25th-27th May 2017. Stand B70 is adjacent to the Demonstration Theatre where, on the 25th May, Richard Charon will be offering a live demonstration of Inhalation Sedation. A comprehensive range of inhalation sedation equipment will be available to view and discuss during the three days and our friendly, helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions relating to on-going use or advise... Read More...

R A Medical Christmas and New Year Holiday Times

R A Medical Services will close for the Annual Christmas and New Year Holiday on 20th December 2016 at 12 midday – re-opening on the 3th January 2017 at 9am.   No staff will be available to take calls during this period, but the answerphone will be monitored and if the matter is urgent, a member of staff will return the call.   May we take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas and offer Best... Read More...

Janet & Chris Pickles recently attended a ‘Sedation in Dentistry’ Study Day

[caption id="attachment_316" align="alignnone" width="300"] Janet & Chris Pickles recently attended a ‘Sedation in Dentistry’ Study Day[/caption] Janet & Chris Pickles recently attended a ‘Sedation in Dentistry’ Study Day organised by Rachael Nichols and Esther McDerra for the Yorkshire & Humber Postgraduate Deanery programme.  It was held at Thorpe Park Hotel Leeds and included a comprehensive programme with 9 Speakers.  During the lunchbreak, delegates were surprised to discover a dray complete with – very large - shire horses outside the hotel... Read More...

R A Medical Services recently attended the BSPD 2016 Conference held in the Rose Bowl Centre

R A Medical Services recently attended the BSPD 2016 Conference held in the Rose Bowl Centre, Leeds Becket University.    On the Thursday evening as part of the social programme, a black tie dinner was held at Aspire, attended by 240 members and the guest of honour, Chief Dental Officer for England, Professor Sarah Hurley. During the evening, various prizes were awarded, including the Clinical Case Prize, won this year by a local girl – Sophie Hughes from Leeds Dental Institute... Read More...

BSPD 2016 Conference

Janet Pickles with Sarah Hurley, CDO England at the BSPD 2016 Conference, Rose Bowl Centre, Leeds.   [caption id="attachment_274" align="alignnone" width="225"] Janet Pickles with Sarah Hurley[/caption]   Read More...

Accutron facility in Phoenix, Arizona with Jon Blasdell, Vice President and the Director of Engineering, Ben VanPelt.

Janet Pickles during a recent visit to the Accutron facility in Phoenix, Arizona with Jon Blasdell, Vice President and the Director of Engineering, Ben VanPelt. This was a fact finding tour, to keep up with latest development on the Accutron range of products. They are pictured with the Accutron Digital Ultra Flowmeter and latest type of mobile 4 cylinder stand which is soon to be added to the R A Medical range of products and will soon be available in the... Read More...

2016 Association of American Urologists Conference, San Diego

Janet & Chris Pickles attending the 2016 Association of American Urologists Conference, San Diego, USA May 2016. Pictured here with Ramsey Nashed and Mike Bender of Sedation Systems. Read More...

Sedation Dental Nurses

Sedation Dental Nurses with their R A Medical information packs at the Dental Team Education Centre, Kings College Hospital, London during a recent sedation update day. Read More...

New Birmingham Dental Hospital

R A Medical Services recently completed the installation of new Inhalation Sedation equipment for the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School. This will be opening for students and patients in March 2016. The hospital has upgraded its equipment to reflect 21st Century demands by ordering the Matrx Digital MDM although they are retaining the older MDM units already at the old site in order to give the undergraduates access to a range of sedation flowmeters. Flow paves the slight hint or... Read More...

Christmas Close 2015

R A MEDICAL SERVICES WILL BE CLOSING AT 1PM ON FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2015 AND RE-OPEN AT 9AM ON MONDAY 4TH JANUARY 2016 EMAILS & PHONE MESSAGES WILL BE MONITORED BUT RESPONSE MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATE MAY WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE COMING YEAR Read More...

Advice on Porter Vacuum Block

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN 22nd September 2015 RE: PORTER VAUUM CONTROL BLOCK USED WITH A MINISCAV The porter brown Vacuum Control block is a multi-application item. It can be used in three different ways: · Connection to an AGS Adapter fit to an Anaesthetic Gas Scavenging System Terminal · Connection to a High Volume Port on Dental Chair Suction · Connection to a MiniScav The first two items have a high suction and in these cases, the VCB is... Read More...

BDIA – NEC October 2015

Attending the BDIA Dental Showcase this year?  Why not plan in a visit to the R A Medical Services Ltd E135 where you will be able to view our comprehensive equipment range, talk to our friendly staff or attend a 20 minutes vCPD lecture on a variety of topics including: IACSD: The latest guidelines - up to the minute news by Richard Charon Scavenging Overview: Stay Safe & Comply by Janet Pickles IS as a Practice Builder - The Benefits:... Read More...

DAMAGE CAUSED BY CLEANING WIPES

It has recently become apparent that the use of cleaning cloths with excess moisture are causing damage to R A machines - Analogue MDM's in particular.  The liquid is seeping into the interior of the machines and flowtubes.  This has various detrimental and damaging effects to the internal seals, valves and flowmeter tubes which will require workshop repair.  Great care should be taken to only use MOIST cloths with no excessive liquid - i.e. squeeze out any excess liquid from... Read More...

Silhouette Nasal Mask

Silhouette Nasal Mask and Circuit Product range now available - details will soon be added to the catalogue.  For further information on pricing and product range please email: info@ramedical.com.  The equipment will be on show at BDIA Dental Showcase 22nd to 24th October 2015. Access to the mouth has been improved Read More...

BDIA Certified Members of the BDIA Code of Practice

R A Medical Services are pleased to announce that they are Certified Members of the BDIA Code of Practice for Dental CPD. In order to confirm with requirements a copy of the Code is published here. Forward notice: We will again be offering CPD verifiable lectures at Dental Showcase October 2015. These proved extremely popular and well attended in October 2013. As previously, we will be issuing CPD Certification for those verified as attending a lecture. Details of times lectures... Read More...

20 YEARS OF SERVICE: 1994 – 2014

This year sees the anniversary of the Company founding in February 1994. Started by Chris and Janet Pickles and using extensive experience gained from well over 30 years in the field of anaesthetic equipment it has grown to include their four sons in additional to a highly skilled team of office and engineering staff. Truly a family business with traditional values and attention to detail as the keywords. A special 20 year celebratory dinner is being held in March to... Read More...

SAAD Conference September 2013

On the 21st September 2013, Janet & Chris Pickles attended the SAAD Symposium at the Royal Society of Medicine, London with a small display stand. This annual event was well attended by around 160 delegates - a number which seems to grow year on year. A excellent and varied programme with speakers such as Commander Marguerite Reith on Conscious Section in the Armed Forces and Sedation in a Specialist Referral Practice were well received. The next meeting is on Saturday... Read More...

Dental Showcase – NEC October 2013

Dental Showcase in October 2013 saw R A Medical presenting the largest ever Show Stand - 60 square metres incorporating a lecture theatre. Running regular CPD verifiable lectures over the three show days, with the help of the experienced tutor in IS, Richard Charon, saw delegates flocking to attend. Most of the lectures saw standing room only! A very successful initial venture and one most likely to be repeated in future years due to the interest shown in education of... Read More...

BDA Conference & Exhibition 10-12th April 2014

For the first time in 10 years, R A Medical Services will be once again exhibiting at the BDA Conference and Exhibition being held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex between the 10th and 12th April 2014. Our stand A6, whilst somewhat smaller than usual, will still carry a comprehensive display of equipment and our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any questions delegates may have. We will also be serving drinks and canapés from the stand... Read More...

URGENT WARNING

URGENT WARNING Regarding the use of 200 bar oxygen Medical Gas Cylinders with Inhalation Sedation Equipment On the 14th January 2013 the MHRA issued a Medical Device Alert Ref: MDA/2013/002 warning about the use of medical oxygen and medical air cylinders filled to 200 atmospheres (200 bar). The alert was aimed at all medical, technical and nursing staff responsible for handling or attaching medical oxygen cylinders to medical devices and warned of risk of serious injury to staff and patients. The... Read More...
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