NRS Healthcare has confirmed a raft of newly-awarded CECOPS accreditations across its wheelchair service and community equipment contract portfolio.
11 sites, including Kent, Doncaster, Herefordshire, Hull, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Brighton, Buckinghamshire and Blackburn have been successfully audited and accredited by the independent certification and standards body.
CECOPS is approved by regulators including the CQC and HSE and community equipment and wheelchair providers continually chase its approval in an increasingly competitive environment.
The vast majority of the accreditations are for NRS’s community equipment sites, as can be seen in the list below.
- Blackburn Community Equipment
- Brighton and Hove Community Equipment
- Doncaster Community Equipment
- Kent Community Equipment
- Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire Community Equipment
- Norfolk Community Equipment
- Cambridge & Peterborough Community Equipment
- Herefordshire Community Equipment
- Lincolnshire Community Equipment
- Buckinghamshire Wheelchair Service
- Buckinghamshire Community Equipment
In a post on social media, NRS said it was “super proud” of its teams around the country for successfully completing the audits.
NRS‘s operations include sourcing, procurement, storage, delivery, installation, collection, decontamination, servicing and recycling community equipment ranging from complex pressure area care to simple aids for daily living.
Its annual equipment purchases are in excess of £50m, supporting a population of around 10m people.
The company said it “understands the shifting landscape in health and social care and the transition to self-funding”.
“To meet this agenda, NRS Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of over 2,700 daily living aids for adults and children via mail order catalogues and our online store including many of our own designed products,” it said.
The only company to have secured CECOPS accreditation for all of its community equipment contracts is Medequip, which confirmed the achievement in the summer after weeks of audits.
In September NRS Healthcare purchased Complete Care Network in a multi-million pound deal.
NRS is now worth more than £160m. It was subject to a management buy-out in 2013 backed by LDC, who subsequently exited the business in 2014, retaining a minority stake, when further funding was secured from H2 Equity Partners.