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BPR Medical recognised for NHS sustainability work

Posted onPosted on 1st Feb

Mansfield-based BPR Medical has been shortlisted in the Medilink Midlands Business Awards for its innovative work to tackle climate change for the NHS.

Its work at Newcastle University Hospitals, in partnership with Swedish company Medclair, is aimed at reducing environmentally-harmful nitrous oxide emissions, and has been selected in both the Innovation and Outstanding Achievement categories.

The news follows BPR’s nomination for the prestigious HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 in the category of Sustainability Achievement, and comes at the start of a year in which BPR continues to scale out its sustainability innovation across the NHS.

The company’s nitrous oxide conversion unit converts the pain relieving gas into harmless gases. One of the most popular methods of pain relief on the NHS, nitrous oxide is 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide in its global warming potential. Reducing emissions of the gas has been identified by the NHS as a key part of its plan to become net zero by 2040.

The head of sales and marketing at BPR Medical, Safoura Sardari, said: “This is a great chance to celebrate the hard work done by the team at BPR to help the NHS achieve its net zero goals. Reducing hospital nitrous oxide emissions is a key part of tackling the climate crisis and we’re proud to be an NHS supplier for this effort.

“This will give our team further confidence as we look to scale out our project across the NHS. Looking at the other nominees it’s clear that the Midlands is a great place for innovative businesses and we’re proud to be part of that dynamic environment.”

Thirty-one of the best and brightest life sciences and medical technology companies and industry collaborations from across the Midlands are finalists in this year’s Medilink Midlands Business Awards.

Sponsored by the University of Birmingham and the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA), the annual awards event will celebrate the achievements, innovations, and breakthroughs of life sciences and medtech companies across the Midlands.

Richard Fox, strategic business engagement partner for Life Sciences, University of Birmingham, said: “The University of Birmingham and the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator are proud to be sponsoring the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023. These awards shine a light on the businesses at the forefront of healthcare innovation and the thriving life sciences community in the region.”

Medilink Midlands’ chief operating officer, Melanie Davidson, added: “Each of this year’s submissions demonstrates the exceptional pedigree of the innovative life sciences and medtech businesses based across the Midlands region, and we are proud to be able to recognise and showcase the excellence these companies are achieving in our annual Business Awards.

“The event will be a brilliant opportunity for the Midlands life science community to come together, and we look forward to celebrating the success and continued growth being enjoyed across the region.”

The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony and black-tie dinner at the Great Hall, University of Birmingham, on 16th March.

Pictured is mum Kaja Gersinska, who became the first person in the UK to use climate-friendly pain relief during labour.