Barema, the Association for Anaesthetic (Neuraxial) and Respiratory Device Suppliers, was founded in 1971 as a not-for-profit association to bring together companies that manufacture or supply anaesthetic and respiratory equipment in or to the UK.
Barema, represents over 70% of companies that manufacture or supply (neuraxial) anaesthetic and respiratory equipment in or to the UK. As a result, this enables the sector as a whole to work with the medical profession, National Patienty Safety Agency (NPSA) and other stakeholders to maintain its enviable reputation for exceptionally high levels of quality, safety, reliability and innovation, and the best possible anaesthetic and respiratory care.
Barema and ISO 80369-6
The UK NHS is committed to enhancing patient safety by introducing ISO 80369-6 compliant non-luer connectors into neuraxial systems therefore reducing avoidable accidents related to the misconnection of devices.
Under the auspices of BAREMA, a Special Interest Group (SIG) of member and non-member companies manufacturing and supplying the neuraxial market in the UK has been formed.
The purpose of this industry collaboration is to assist in the safe, controlled and appropriately managed introduction of the new ISO 80369-6 compliant neuraxial connectors into the UK and other global markets.
The SIG is therefore working in direct cooperation with NHS purchasing and supply authorities to meet this target delivery date and to assist in subsequent introduction so that it is managed in a safe and sustainable manner. Whilst individual members of the SIG may be considered commercial competitors, all members of the group deem patient safety to be the paramount concern.
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