Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Barnet
Nestled in between Hertfordshire, Harrow, Brent, Camden, Enfield and Haringey, Barnet is London’s second largest borough, its name derived from the Old English bærnet meaning "land cleared by burning".
However, its historical roots date back much further… Archeologists discovered evidence of 1st century Roman pottery manufacturing at Brockley Hill and 3rd and 4th century Roman coins were unearthed at Burnt Oak. Barnet is a popular province for those with young families or older couples looking to retreat from the hustle and bustle of London, thanks to its 200 parks, nature reserves and open spaces, not to mention it has the second highest tree population in the greater London area. It’s also home to one very special tree ‘The Totteridge Yew’, considered sacred by the Druids and still standing 2000 years on. While Barnet might not be the most bustling of all the boroughs, it’s well connected to many of the Northern Line train stations making travel into central London easy and there is still plenty to see and do locally.
The traditional Bull theatre and the Artsdepot; a superb arts centre featuring 2 theatres, a gallery and a bar constantly have a range of performances and acts, post show it’s hard not to find something delicious in one of the many cosy gastropubs, featuring local and traditional food and ales. Need a little retail therapy? Barnet is home to London’s first American-style shopping mall. Opening in 1967, you’re spoiled for choice with over 120 specialty stores and a load of places to eat. Looking for something a little more unique? Spires Shopping Centre or the small high streets in Totteridge and Hadley won’t disappoint. Barnet ticks all the boxes… Greenery, close to London, high performing schools and healthcare to match, making this borough one of the best.
A total healthcare waste management partner that Barnet can trust
We've supported the healthcare community with compliant waste disposal for over thirty years – and we’re not slowing down any time soon. All those years ago, we established ourselves with a single product, the Sharpsmart reusable sharps container, and a customer-centric approach. We have grown and innovated further to provide a variety of clinically designed medical waste containers for UK facilities.
We know through research that healthcare waste management has a clinical impact on staff and patient safety – which is why we pride ourselves on solutions that have inbuilt features to protect you and reduce infection risk during disposal. However, our dedication to your safety and waste optimization doesn’t stop there. Other ways we help you manage infection risk and waste reduction are through the use of:
Electronic Waste Categorisation | Easy segregation at point-of-disposal
Training and Education | Providing colour-coded posters, labels and online training that supports frontline clinical staff in correct waste handling
Safety-Engineered containers | Designed for security (no medications theft), and safety with overfill protection (no sharps injuries)
Integrated Storage Solutions | Carts, Wall Mounting and container housings that optimise limited dock space
Waste Reduction Solutions | Through audits, and technology like our Vacsmart system, we not only reduce waste volumes but reduce overall costs
Audits and KPI management | We hold ourselves accountable to results
We take the guesswork out of Pharmaceutical Waste Management
One of the most requested areas of healthcare waste management for consultation and further education, is pharmaceutical waste management. This is undoubtedly one of the most complex waste streams a clinician must deal with. However, you are not alone! Sharpsmart is fully equipped to help guide you on proper pharmaceutical waste management, correct container usage, and educational material for your staff. Not to mention our leakproof and impenetrable pharmaceutical waste containers ensure the utmost compliance and safety for all during disposal. Some of the pharma waste streams provide solutions for are:
Cytostatic and Cytotoxic medicines
Non-hazardous medicinal drugs that are out of date, contaminated, or partially used
Controlled drug destruction kits
Recalled pharmaceutical stock
The Sharpsmart, the reusable sharps container that set a new standard of sharps waste management
Our original product that began this whole adventure that has led to us partnering with healthcare facilities across the globe. The Sharpsmart was designed specifically with feedback from clinicians like you. Seriously, we handed our team of engineers the wish list and told them to shoot for the moon - and they sure delivered! This unique system has over 20 inbuilt safety features to not only protect your staff, but your patients.
The impenetrable plastic ensures that no sharps get through while the leakproof seal around the top creates peace of mind that there will never be an errant spill. Equipped with both temporary and permanent locks - this solution is the ideal and gold standard for modern healthcare facilities. Not only are you choosing a device that actively improves safety - it's bold color also helps improve waste segregation in a fast-paced clinical environment. To learn more about the Sharpsmart, click here.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Barnet.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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