Interceptmed’s experienced team includes Nick Satchell, left, commercial operations director, Gordon Ledingham, managing director, and Gillian Hill, infection prevention clinical director
Interceptmed’s experienced team includes Nick Satchell, left, commercial operations director, Gordon Ledingham, managing director, and Gillian Hill, infection prevention clinical director

Already enabling NHS trusts to achieve notable successes, Interceptmed is a new company born out of a long history of experience in endoscopy.

“We collectively saw an opportunity to support customers better than a lot of major manufacturers in the market,” explains Gordon Ledingham, managing director. “We have a UK manufacturing facility for peracetic acid and initially looked at a consumables portfolio with a range of disinfectants.

“We are offering alternative chemistries manufactured to Type Test recipies. This means we can provide a chemistry that is manufactured for the machine. We do not adjust the machine to suit, which is the practice of other suppliers.

“Based on that foundation, through consultation with customers, we have rapidly expanded our portfolio of consumables which has culminated in the launch of the iM Clean Range. Developed to support all the stages of the safe and compliant procedure required for the journey of an endoscope, it further enhances customer support.”

Steelco endoscope reprocessing equipment is available through Interceptmed, following an arrangement with Steelco and its UK distributor, Peacocks Medical Group
Steelco endoscope reprocessing equipment is available through Interceptmed, following an arrangement with Steelco and its UK distributor, Peacocks Medical Group

Gordon adds: “As a responsible supplier of peracetic acid we recognise the need for staff safety. We have a distributor agreement chemDAQ for its range of gas detection and monitoring solutions for worker safety, quality and productivity.”

Gillian Hill: infection prevention clinical director, says: “Customers and AE(D)s have met the launch of the iM Clean Range really positively. They also asked what else we can supply. So, we are rapidly expanding our portfolio to include a range of high quality manufactured products, which will provide trusts with an opportunity to make considerable cost-savings.

“One of our first priorities was to ensure we had the correct ISO accreditation. Interceptmed is ISO 13485-2016 accredited which ensures that all of our medical devices are CE registered in accordance with the Medical Device Directive.”

Gillian explains: “We are working in collaboration with well-known manufacturer Steelco and their UK distributor, Peacocks Medical Group, to provide the range of Steelco endoscopy systems. This allows NHS trusts to have access to the whole of the Interceptmed brand via the NHS Supply Chain.”

Nick Satchell, commercial operations director, says: “Working with a leading NHS trust in London, we have enabled it to improve machine up-time, which has allowed the team there to move to seven-day reprocessing. We are providing service, testing, validation and all endoscopy consumables.

“Our main focus is customer support, with a team that is endoscopy focussed and experienced. A team who become trusted advisors to the hospital team.

Interceptmed’s iM Clean Range has been developed to support all the stages of the safe and compliant procedure required for the journey of an endoscope
Interceptmed’s iM Clean Range has been developed to support all the stages of the safe and compliant procedure required for the journey of an endoscope

“We arrange ‘quality’ meetings with clients, together with other suppliers, which we facilitate. These enable issue resolution, which leads to increased up-time.”

Nick says: “We work with hospitals on their cost improvement plans. Part of our ethos is to save money, not necessarily by discounting but by providing an improved service and enabling more machine up-time.”

Gillian adds: “Realising what customers are requiring in terms of education and support, we have arranged a ‘Decontamination Managers Study Day’ in conjunction with BSG. Free for delegates to attend, this will have a full programme of leading speakers. The event will be held in May at Think Tank, Birmingham. We’re already getting a good take up.

“Designed to enable managers to gain experience on standards and what is required, it will have a focus on leadership with a keynote address by an SAS officer on “Leadership in High Pressure Environments’.”

For further information, call Interceptmed on 01223 440 475 or visit www.interceptmed.com.