BHTA Response to the Small Business Commissioner Consultation

Dear Sirs

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) is very supportive of the proposal for a Small Business Commissioner. We would welcome a focus beyond payment-related issues to include wider supply chain issues such as business practices which are against the law (eg breaches of contract such as late payment) and those which are considered unfair (eg long payment terms).


BHTA response to Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill

BHTA welcomes the Bill and supports the proposed duty of candour and the proposal to make wilful neglect or ill-treatment of patients a criminal offence.

BHTA members are committed to the delivery of the highest quality of products, service and support in a variety of health and social care settings. This commitment is covered by the mandatory BHTA Code of Practice and the Code of Conduct of the Healthcare & Assistive Technology Society which relevant personnel within BHTA member companies are encouraged to join.

BHTA Backs “Right Chair Right Time Right Now” Wheelchair Charter

Wheelchair Leadership Alliance at launch of charter

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has backed the Wheelchair Charter launched yesterday as part of the campaign to develop NHS wheelchair services. BHTA Director-General Tracey Lloyd attended the launch of the Charter which was drawn up by a team led by Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson and which included BHTA Director of Public Affairs Ray Hodgkinson.

The campaign aims to: