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to save a life

 

Philips secures nationwide Department for Education (DfE) tender to provide schools with the latest Philips HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

 

The initial agreement is to provide 500 HeartStart FRx Defibrillator school-package units made available through a public procurement framework with NHS Supply Chain, a key provider to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) under contract to the Department of Health (DH).

 

This agreement is part of a national drive from the Department for Education (DfE) to increase the availability of AEDs in schools, with data showing that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and undiagnosed heart conditions impact as many as 12 young people every week. [1]

Philips is dedicated to improving the awareness, availability and use of these life-saving devices and already provides AEDs to more than 60 schools across Leicestershire. This latest agreement sees the company working within a network comprising commercial, government and third-sector partners with the aim of increasing the provision of AEDs to cover the more-than 24,000 schools nationwide.

 By providing life-saving equipment,  promoting hands-on defibrillation training and offering an extensive set of convenient distance learning materials such as videos, apps and a central www.savelives.net website, Philips’ ultimate hope is that no child dies of an SCA on school grounds.

 All schools in the UK, including academies and independent schools, are able to purchase AEDs from NHS Supply Chain under the arrangements put in place by the Department for Education. The arrangements are also open to sixth-form colleges and FE institutions.

To place an order, schools and other educational institutions should contact NHS Supply Chain directly by calling 0113 385 5848 or 0113 385 4859, or by emailing medicaldevices@supplychain.nhs.uk

 

NHS Supply Chain will ask you to provide:

 

  • the name and address of your school

 

  • a named contact for further correspondence

 

  • the type and phase of your school

 

  • an email address

 

  • a telephone number

You may pay for your order by cheque or BACS transfer. Once the order has been placed, you will receive a confirmation email from NHS Supply Chain within 3–5 days. Delivery will be direct from the supplier, and will normally be within 2–4 weeks. Should you wish to cancel your order, please contact NHS Supply Chain in the first instance by calling 0113 385 5848 or 0113 385 4859, or by emailing medicaldevices@supplychain.nhs.uk


Philips are offering special discounted prices for consumables such as batteries and pads to maintain your device so please do store the below details now, which is where you will need to call to order replacement pads and batteries during the life of your machine. Please do note you will have to mention on ordering that you have purchased your AED via the Dfe Defibrillators for schools arrangement.

 

To place an order, schools and other educational institutions should contact NHS Supply Chain directly by calling 0113 385 5848 or 0113 385 4859, or by emailing medicaldevices@supplychain.nhs.uk

 

NHS Supply Chain will ask you to provide:

 

  • the name and address of your school

 

  • a named contact for further correspondence

 

  • the type and phase of your school

 

  • an email address

 

  • a telephone number

You may pay for your order by cheque or BACS transfer. Once the order has been placed, you will receive a confirmation email from NHS Supply Chain within 3–5 days. Delivery will be direct from the supplier, and will normally be within 2–4 weeks. Should you wish to cancel your order, please contact NHS Supply Chain in the first instance by calling 0113 385 5848 or 0113 385 4859, or by emailing medicaldevices@supplychain.nhs.uk


Philips are offering special discounted prices for consumables such as batteries and pads to maintain your device so please do store the below details now, which is where you will need to call to order replacement pads and batteries during the life of your machine. Please do note you will have to mention on ordering that you have purchased your AED via the Dfe Defibrillators for schools arrangement.

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HeartStart FRx

Automated external defibrillator

 

The HeartStart FRx defibrillator incorporates advanced Life Guidance features to help guide responders in treating the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest. With clear, calm voice prompts and rugged design, HeartStart FRx is easy to set-up and use. On the scene with law enforcement, on the field with student athletes or on the job with employees, the HeartStart FRx defibrillator is the solution for treating SCA in environments and conditions too demanding for other defibrillators.

 

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Save Lives

This specific initiative, sponsored by Philips Healthcare, is designed to raise awareness of the life-saving capacity of every citizen when they are provided access to the latest technology.

Our goal is to raise awareness that a life can be saved by someone just like you. We want you to leave here with a new found understanding about what sudden cardiac arrest is and how important it is to have AEDs available in community and industry locations. Because that knowledge gives you power to save a life.