Medical Industry Ltd was established in July 2017; taking over the running of the MIA (Medical Industry Accredited*) service on behalf of the ABHI (Association of British HealthTech Industries).
Opening our office in Tonbridge, Kent, we were delighted to be able to bring on board the complete team who had been running MIA for the previous 5 years. We have now moved our offices to Eridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
In January 2018 due to customer demand we launched our e-learning website, providing the healthcare industry with a whole suite of courses that support the MIA service and other credentialing systems, enabling the users to purchase their MIA and training in one transaction from a single supplier.
An example of some the courses that have supported the MIA service and will continue to support the LSI National Credentialing Register; Codes of conduct, Aseptic Techniques, Theatre Access, Acute Care Access and we also offer e-learning courses for the NHS environment (ie, structure, finance and commissioning). Our courses are written and updated adhering to industry requirements and on a regular basis – keep a look out for new courses coming every month!
During 2019, with the company growing, we brought on board some more familiar and knowledgeable industry faces who have helped us grow our offering and now we offer comprehensive e-learning on environmental knowledge specially written for the pharmaceutical industry.
In the same year we also ensured our cardholders meet the highest standards by requiring members to join the Life Science Industry (LSI) National Credentialing Register.
The LSI National Credentialing Register is the culmination of extensive work between the major healthcare trade associations (ABHI; ABPI; AXREM; BAREMA; BDIA; BHTA; BIVDA; MEDILINK UK), NHS England and the Academy for Healthcare Science. Now, working with Medical Industry Ltd, this provides firstly, a not-for-profit registration system that has patient and public safety at its heart and secondly, a potential solution to the issue of multiple providers of credentialing systems which creates confusion and duplication and is costly to the healthcare industry and ultimately, as a consequence, the NHS.
Following successful completion of training courses taken with us at Medical Industry Ltd, these are automatically uploaded onto the LSI National Credentialing Register and can be viewed once logged into www.miaweb.co.uk (you will need either a LSI National Credentialing Register photo card and up to date training).
You can also download your training certificates with courses taken with us here at Medical Industry Ltd, allowing you to use/upload with other credentialing systems if required.
We additionally offer companies the opportunity to have their own company courses specifically for their users to take, uploaded onto Medical Industry Ltd, again allowing the users and company to use one single supplier. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact us to find out more.
(*Accrediting bodies include the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA), the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), EduQual and the Royal College of Nursing).