Medline is pleased to inform our customers that all United Kingdom based Medline account managers & product specialists are now registered under the MIA scheme. The scheme was launched in 2013 by the medical technology industry to raise standards of training for company representatives and service engineers visiting acute and critical care areas of hospitals. All Medline representatives who visit acute and critical areas of hospitals will carry a MIA pass.
Medline maintains several quality management systems to ensure efficient systems and regulatory compliance. Medline Spain and Italy were recently recertified for ISO 9001 and Medline France, Châteaubriant was recommended for ISO 9001. In addition to the new certification, Medline France, Châteaubriant has been successfully audited for ISO 13485.
ISO 9001 is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard that outlines the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of products. ISO 13485 is specific for companies involved in the design and manufacture of medical devices; it is seen as the medical industries’ ISO 9001 equivalent.
Medline Germany, Kleve has been successfully audited in May for ISO 13485 and will apply for ISO 9001 in January. In addition, Medline Italy and Spain locations were successfully audited for ISO 14001, environmental management. Medline is pleased to announce the successful audits and to continue to strive for high quality management systems.