THE fourth annual NAMDET conference is taking place tomorrow (November 17, 2015) at the Manchester Conference Centre.

The event is aimed at bringing together NHS and corporate organisations to share knowledge and expertise in medical device education and training.

This year’s theme is Control Risk and Improve Safety, and guest speakers include Ellen Armistead, Deputy Chief Inspector CQC; Dagmar Luettel, Patient Safety Lead (Medical Devices), NHS England; and Mike Peel, Project Manager on the Unique Device Identification Track and Trace Development for MHRA.

HC Skills International will be represented by Anne Rhodes at the conference, which will be attended by more than 145 delegates and 13 exhibitors.

The establishment of NAMDET (National Association of Medical Device Educators and Trainers) was a response to the requests of professionals working in this specialty, who identified the need for a nationally recognised organisation, operating as a centre of expertise and excellence, providing opportunities and reinforcing the credibility of specialists in this field.

Medical Device Educators and Trainers are healthcare professionals who work to promote the care and safety of patients, staff and carers, by ensuring that users of medical devices are fully equipped to safely use technology in the fulfilment of their clinical functions.

NAMDET members include: medical engineers, nursing staff, operating department practitioners, medical device trainers, clinical skills trainers, risk and governance managers from the NHS, voluntary and private sectors.

Their objectives are to:
• Raise the status and standing of Medical Device Trainers and Educators
• Provide a forum for mutual support and assistance between members
• Represent the consensus views and opinions of members at regional and national level
• Inform and improve national policy and the regulatory landscape by communicating NAMDET member positions on issues of importance
• Positively contribute to reducing adverse medical device incidents

Membership is free and open to anyone working within healthcare and with medical devices who has an interest in medical device education and training. This includes, but is not exclusive to, the following groups:

• Nurses
• Doctors
• Operating department assistants
• Risk and governance managers
• Operational managers, with a responsibility for medical devices
• Estates managers
• Community equipment service providers
• Medical device co-ordinators
• Medical device trainers
• Key skills trainers
• Medical physics staff

Find out more about NAMDET here.




Tel: +44 (0) 141 946 6482

Address: Healthcare Skills Training International Ltd
West of Scotland Science Park
Block 7, Kelvin Campus
Glasgow G20 0SP