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robin look at their website 2.99 plus vat if you order box 100 packs no postage u must speculate to accumulate ps negociate harder with patrick they are still the cheapest even with the vat if you want a sample pair i suppose u must pay the postage my first order was for 2500 pounds so i get good sevice plus discount i order 250/300 sets per month they offer the best prices for 100 packs 10 packs is of no consequence i suppose . .good luck tell patrick to send them freeand hemight get aregular customer they supply the nhs
Robin have you gone disposable and what has been your experience on delivery and quality also have you managed to source any cheaper packs.
I do use(my clinic does - I am not the podiatrist) Podiatrist says the quality is very satisfactory. Delivery is different where I live - much longer as it is an island. I would imagine it is fine in the UK - 48 hours?
Best thing in my opinion is that I can order online at night and at weekends which is generally the only time I get to do things like that.
Thank you all for your help. I found Patrick from Disposable Medical Instruments most helpful he is putting together a 'Judith Pack' for me which will include:
• New Style barrel straight edged nippers
• Disposable 15 scalpel
• File (emery type I don't like the diamond file)
Cost of pack is £3.60 excluding VAT, I will pass the cost of £5 onto client which will include disposal of single use instruments. My intention is also to build up a stock of one off items we might use also when a full pack is not required.
I'm looking forward to not sterilsing saving time and money on the costs of decontamination room update, servicing, cleaning fluids, packaging and any tracking and tracing elements which may come in the future.
I have read this thread with great interest. I was forced from my job with the NHS after they went to CSSD and the instruments returned extremely stiff resulting in severe RSI from which I still have problems.
It scares me that anyone in PP would consider inferior instuments to do their very valuable and necessary work.
How would you deal with IGTN, involuted nail and children if all you have are thumping great nippers?
I prefer the flexibility of a choice of size and style that are appropriate to the condition and client. Instruments that I can look after myself and ensure that they do ME no harm.
I have just replaced my bench top steriliser (which is validated each year) to comply with current guidlines and I now have a printer but all it tells me is that each time I use the steriliser it performs correctly but I ensure that cleanliness of the instruments and the clinical surroundings are paramount and this is often remarked on and appreciated by my clients.
Surely this is enough?