Within the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries, our services prove invaluable to a wide spectrum of clients including hospitals, contract research organisations (CROs), medical device manufacturers and multi-national pharmaceutical companies. For example, testing may include the determination of suites of elements (up to 70) in starting materials, intermediates, final product, containers, syringes, intravenous and dialysis solutions.

The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated. These regulations cover not only complying with industry specifics such as drug research, development, manufacture, drug promotions and advertising – they also include those which apply to any UK business. For example, they must meet the necessary environmental, health and safety standards to protect the welfare of their employees, consumers and the public.

How we can help

SOCOTEC has a wide range of services to support pharmaceutical and other healthcare-related organisations in complying with their regulatory and voluntary obligations. For example, we offer expertise in:

Specialist chemistry

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Specialist Chemistry

Including:

Including:

Drug analysis

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Health, Safety and Welfare

Including:

Including:

Legionella

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Environmental Safety

Including:

Including:

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Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Healthcare Services

Our technical expertise allows us to support you on a wide range of compliance services that could affect your healthcare estate including:

Our technical expertise allows us to support you on a wide range of compliance services that could affect your healthcare estate including:

Foundation trusts

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Foundation Trusts

In order to run such a huge operation, the NHS spends around the same proportion of its total budget on buildings, equipment, training, catering and cleaning, as it does on drugs and supplies. As a result, NHS Trusts must meet a number of environmental, health and safety standards as part of their day to day responsibilities. This protects the welfare of their employees, patients and the public.

In order to run such a huge operation, the NHS spends around the same proportion of its total budget on buildings, equipment, training, catering and cleaning, as it does on drugs and supplies. As a result, NHS Trusts must meet a number of environmental, health and safety standards as part of their day to day responsibilities. This protects the welfare of their employees, patients and the public.

Hospitals

120,000 hospital doctors, 400,000 nurses and 25,000 ambulance staff constitute over 1.7 million people employed by the NHS (the world’s fifth largest employer - behind the US Department of Defense, Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Wal-Mart and McDonalds (Forbes, 2015)).

In order to deliver their care, hospitals need to ensure they meet a number of environmental, health and safety standards for the welfare of their employees, patients and the public.

SOCOTEC has a wealth of experience providing testing, inspection and compliance services for those working in the healthcare sector including Compliance Managers, Estates & Property Managers, Project Managers, Health and Safety Managers, Designers, Capital Planning, Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Duty Holders and Responsible Persons.

How We Can Help

SOCOTEC has a wide range of services to support hospitals in complying with both general and industry specific health and safety obligations. For example, we offer expertise in:

Health and safety and welfare, including:

  • Compliance audits and site audit programmes
  • Advice on the development of policy and risk management systems
  • Provision of a Competent Person to ensure you have the necessary skills, when you need them
  • Training
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Food safety
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Sample collection and UKAS accredited analysis for pre-employment screening, as well as random and post-incident testing
  • Policy development and advice
Specialist chemistry

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Environmental Safety

Specialist chemistry testing for suites of elements in:

  • Starting materials
  • Intermediates and final product
  • Containers (syringes, intravenous and dialysis solutions)
  • Fire risk management

Specialist chemistry testing for suites of elements in:

  • Starting materials
  • Intermediates and final product
  • Containers (syringes, intravenous and dialysis solutions)
  • Fire risk management
Water services

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Water Safety, Treatment and Hygiene

Including: Cooling Towers, Domestic Water Systems, Boreholes, Sterile Services including Reverse Osmosis, Hydrotherapy Pools, Closed Systems:

Including: Cooling Towers, Domestic Water Systems, Boreholes, Sterile Services including Reverse Osmosis, Hydrotherapy Pools, Closed Systems:

For more information on how we can help your healthcare project, please contact us. Contact us

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