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Instrapac® Single Use Instruments

Robinson Healthcare is a pioneer in the introduction of single use instruments, continuing the company’s long tradition of innovation. Launched in 2002 under the name of Instrapac®, the range has developed to become the brand of choice for numerous healthcare professionals throughout the UK, delivering high quality, reliability and value for money.

Tangible Benefits

Until relatively recent times, reusable instruments were generally the only option for healthcare professionals. Following concerns on the potential risks of cross infection, plus a growing need for cost reduction, single use instruments were introduced. They are now commonly used throughout the NHS, mainly for frequently performed or minor procedures. Single use instruments now deliver real and tangible benefits to healthcare organisations and patients in three ways:

Robinson Healthcare’s Instrapac® range adds to these benefits the advantages of extensive choice, high quality manufacturing, reliable deliveries and exceptional value for money.

Why Choose Instrapac®?

Instrapac® has been tried and tested over many years to become first choice for many clinicians. This success is based on a number of significant factors:

  • High quality instruments and packaging
  • Full compliance to the Medical Devices Directive
  • Fully certified UK manufacturing facility
  • Full control over production process in the UK
  • Reliable delivery and extensive stock of finished goods
  • First class customer service

Choosing the Right Supplier

How can you be sure that the instruments you purchase are fit for purpose, perform effectively, comply with appropriate regulations, be available when required and represent value for money? Robinson Healthcare suggest the following checklist:

  • Are products AQL inspected, hygienically packaged and sterilised in the UK to maintain control of quality and supply?
  • Does the supplier have BS EN ISO 13485:2003 - Medical Devices Quality Management System certification?
  • Is the sterilisation process certified to Annex V Production Quality Assurance?
  • Are you able to verify certification and check the status with the Notified Body?
  • Can you visit the facility to assess the supplier’s capabilities and quality?
  • Do packaging and sterilisation facilities have appropriate validation certificates?
  • Are significant stocks of finished goods held to ensure an uninterrupted supply?

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