Recycled UK are looking at record year for profits due to the fact they have developed a solution that can dispose of expired x-ray films. The Black Country firm have teamed up with Worcester–based firm, Industrial Material Recycling and developed bespoke imaging software that could save the NHS a small fortune every year.
The first trial orders have already been completed successfully. The files are filtered to ensure the correct ones are securely destroyed. A digital image is also taken of the label and the patient’s id so that an electronic record is kept and if necessary can be searched for in EXEL if the information is needed again. The work complies with medical record policy and hospital information governance.
Managing Director of Recycled UK, Paul Green, says this is a great opportunity for both firms and that the initial market may be worth over £1 million per year. Every NHS Trust in the country has to dispose of thousands of these time-expired x-ray films every year. Mr. Green says that these films take up valuable storage space and are expensive to retrieve.
He says that they can remove all the trouble of disposal and storage from the NHS by collecting them, filtering them, disposing of them and keeping an electronic record of them. He added that the NHS Trusts will even get a rebate from the silver extracted from the files.
Recycled UK is a fully licensed waste management firm and they specialize in the recycling of hard plastics, film and cardboard. With a £1.5 million pound turnover this year, the firm, based on the Cannon Business Park in Coseley, is expanding rapidly and this latest venture will feature heavily in their growth plans for the future.