20 Sep Is vaccine fridge servicing at surgeries now a requirement?
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Seal Calibration are the premier UK medical equipment maintenance company supporting Doctors, Medical Centers, Medical Clinics, Care Holmes, Sports Clubs, Hospitals, Pharmacies and much more across the UK and beyond. Not only do we complete annual medical equipment testing, servicing and calibration but we complete hundreds of medical equipment repairs every month, assist helping customers pay much less for their medical equipment service contracts, re-cover medical couches and combine services for surgeries making them significant savings on Pat Testing and vaccine fridge servicing.
But is Vaccine fridge servicing now a requirement? Well in 2018 we have seen a huge spike in the number of medical centers requesting servicing of their pharmacy fridge to the extent that we are now completing this service at over 70% of the sites we attend. In many instances we have had to re-visit customers sites as they have had a CQC inspection or an infection control audit and a full fridge service has been requested for compliance. It could be that this originated from insurance companies repeatedly paying out for lost vaccines and adding the servicing as a stipulation for compliance with their policy’s. I can only suggest that if you are a Practice or business manager at a surgery that you check your policy before your fridges are crammed full of vaccines.
A Seal Calibration Full Vaccine Fridge Service en-tales a number of diagnostic tests on the major components of the test, prolonged temperature mapping, a comprehensive 16 point check and of course any issues or alterations being taken care of. If your nurses are unsure about any of the workings of the fridge our staff will be happy to help. We always recommend that a secondary temperature logging device is used such as a good quality USB data logger, furthermore if you have any concerns about the reliability of your pharmacy fridge then our friendly team are at the end of the phone 01159063131 and happy to help!