"Excellence Through Innovation"
Now being used in over 60% NHS Hospitals in England!
And being successfully used in
Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle-East.
Fulfilling a RCOG recommendation to cut the episiotomy at 60 degrees to the midline at crowning.
“Where episiotomy is indicated, the mediolateral technique is recommended, with careful attention to ensure that the angle is 60 degrees away from the midline when the perineum is distended”
NEW ADVICE from NHS England on how to claim the Innovation and Technology tariff (ITT) for hospitals in England.
To reduce Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS), and support the adoption of EPISCISSORS-60™ across England, NHS Pricing communicated that NHS trusts will now be reimbursed for 40 uses (rather than 20 uses) for each pair of EPISCISSORS-60™ , over the two years of the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT) scheme. This means for every pair of EPISCISSORS-60™ purchased, 40 x £16 will be paid, totalling £640. With each pair of EPISCISSORS-60™ costing £389 (including VAT and shipping), additional funding of £251 is available with each scissors purchased to support maternity units.
This would be a significant incentive to units with disposable birth packs, as they will now have spare funds available to fund standalone sterilisation costs for the EPISCISSORS-60™ . We encourage all units to make of the most of this offer as soon as possible, as stocks are limited. Please contact us for business case templates, or any other assistance”
Hospitals should complete the minimum data set (MDS) and submit to Arden and Gem CSU as per the guidance document. This provides NHS England with the number of procedures they have done using the scissors which they then use to create a PO. The trust then invoices NHS England based on the PO number.
The world renowned York Economic Health Consortium’s analysis on the EPISCISSORS-60™ shows a 1,223% return on investment in year one itself.
(Click here to read the report in full.)
North-East AHSN publishes a report on the EPISCISSORS-60™. (Click here to read the report.)
Mentioned in the RCOG guidance as achieving the desired post-suture episiotomy angles required to prevent OASIS
EPISCISSORS-60™ reduce OASIS by 43% in a study from Croydon University Hospital.
Click here to read the abstract.
Significant OASIS reduction achieved at the Royal Free Hospital, London with the EPISCISSORS-60™.
Click here to read more (abstract number 48).
EPISCISSORS-60™ reduce OASIS in instrumental delivery at Coventry Hospital, Warwickshire.
EPISCISSORS-60™ now shown to reduce OASIS (Obstetric anal sphincter injuries) by nearly 20% in a 2-centre study from United Kingdom…
Endorsed by the NICE as the only CE marked device for guided episiotomy...
Selected for NHS England’s National Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme to diffuse innovations for patient benefit.
Preventing avoidable harm by eliminating human error…