ISO have updated their guideline intended for all those involved with the changeover to ISO 80369 connectors. 

It covers planning and deployment of medical devices using the new non-Luer connectors (especially for Neuraxial and Enteral applications).

SMTL are delighted to have won a Highly Commended award in the Working Together Category at the NWSSP annual Staff Awards, which took place in the Angel Hotel, Cardiff on the 9th June 2017.

The award recognised the close working relationship between NWSSP Finance, Workforce & OD and SMTL during SMTL's move from ABMU HB to NWSSP during the Summer of 2016.


Matthew Alderman has been working as a Procurement manager in NWSSP for 7 years, and for this whole period he has been involved with the Non-Luer project and a member of the Welsh Government Wales Non-Luer Connectors Reference Group (WNCRG).  In recent years he has also taken on the responsibility for liaising on test programmes being run by SMTL for Procurement Services contracts.

We are pleased to announce that we recently appointed Matthew as Operations Manager for SMTL.  Matt's role will continue to include the Non-Luer project and liaison with procurement colleagues, but he will also now deal with other SMTL operational matters and our evolving human factors/usability expertise.

SMTL have commenced a testing programme for the NHS England Clinical Evaluation Team (CET). The CET reviews and assesses healthcare consumables used by the NHS to identify products that enable staff to provide the highest standard of patient care and deliver the best outcomes for the NHS, and their work will inform the future development of national clinical criteria across various product categories.

SMTL have agreed a work programme with the CET to undertake the testing of advanced woundcare dressings, which they will use as part of their clinical evaluation reports, merging the CET's clinical expertise with SMTL's  medical device technical and testing expertise.


An  FAQ targeted at the UK NHS,  based  on an original FAQ coordinated by  CHPSO and GEDSA is now available (PDF download).

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