The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has condemned sharp practice in the supply of mobility products by a ‘rogue trader’. A company appearing to pressurise older people in to buying their products was exposed by two investigations set up by the BBC’s “Rogue Traders” following a series of complaints about a particular firm.
We want to know what you think about BHTA membership, the services we provide and how we can offer you even more value. Please do take the time to complete this short survey – this information will help shape what we do for members and how we communicate with you in the future.
“The BHTA has responded to the HSE’s consultation on “The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended). Draft version 3 of 2013 edition.”, expressing members’ concerns about the proposed minimum contents list for first aid kits. Based on feedback from BHTA members in the FAME (First Aid & Medical Equipment) Section, our response sets outs grave concerns that the prescriptive recommendations currently included would not promote best practice in terms of organisations carrying out their own needs assessment.
The British Healthcare Trades Association’s Code of Practice – the only one in the industry – has transferred to the new Trading Standards Institute Consumer Codes Approval Scheme from April 1st, following the closure of the Office of Fair Trading Scheme.
BHTA Engage Ltd, the new commercial arm of the British Healthcare Trades Association has announced an opportunity for BHTA member companies to be on the show floor of a new, influential event without breaking the budget The initiative provides BHTA member companies with an easy, resource light method of promoting to a group of extremely influential and important contacts at Health+Care, a brand new event taking place at London Excel in June.
2012 was another successful year, with over 100 people taking the opportunity to gain healthcare industry accredited qualifications. The newly accredited course: BTEC Advanced Award in Assessment and Safe Provision of Children’s AT, aims to specifically safeguard standards in the safe provision of Children’s AT. The programme equips delegates with the fundamental knowledge and skills to conduct a thorough holistic assessment, ensuring children receive the most appropriate technical solution to meet their needs.
A £1 million fund will make sure healthcare professionals working in the community have access to the latest mobile technology.
The fund is designed for staff working in community settings and will mean that they will be able access important information about their patients or to update patients’ records electronically, reducing the time spent on administration.