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Healthcare News

Supporting people without a home this Christmas

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the partying and shopping-fest that is Christmas, without pausing for thought for those less advantaged than ourselves. Midland Lead fundraise regularly for a range of causes and we’re fortunate that our staff are …

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Ionising Radiation Shielding with Warren Goodall, Business Development Manager, Midland Lead Healthcare

Ionising Radiation – What You Need to Know

In 2017, as part of our work with architects, Midland Lead Healthcare introduced a RIBA approved CPD workshop entitled: “Ionising Radiation Shielding: Principles and Practice in Healthcare”. This CPD has been specifically developed for architects and specifiers who work within healthcare, …

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Ionising Radiation Shielding with Warren Goodall, Business Development Manager, Midland Lead Healthcare

Q&A with Warren Goodall

In this blog Warren gives guidance to contractors who may be wondering what affect the new changes will have on the way they work: Q. What do you believe to be the most significant change under the new legislation?  New Ionising …

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New! Reduced width lead-lined boards available

New! Reduced width lead-lined boards available

Lead-lined boards now available in reduced widths of 450mm Following research by Astins which investigated the benefits of reducing the standard width of plasterboard from 1200mm to 900mm, Midland Lead are pleased to announce that we are now able to …

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Midland Lead IRMER 2018 changes

Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations

In 2013, the European Union adopted Directive 2013/59 Euratom commonly known as the European Basic Safety Standard. This directive is required to be implemented within UK law by February 2018.  This requires the replacement of The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) …

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The Fukushima Disaster – 6 years on

On the 11th March 2011 ‘The Great East Japan Earthquake’ triggered a powerful tsunami which lead to the deaths of over 15,000 people, the total destruction of 120,000 buildings and catastrophic damage to three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi …

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Inside the world’s largest hospital

Healthcare in China has traditionally been the monopoly of the central government.  However, recent reforms to the healthcare system and relaxed rules on private investment has seen an explosion in the number of private facilities and the building of super …

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Ionising Radiation Shielding with Warren Goodall, Business Development Manager, Midland Lead Healthcare

Q & A with Warren Goodall, Business Development Manager, Midland Lead Healthcare

In this blog Warren will answer some of the most frequently asked question regarding lead bricks Q: When do lead bricks provide a better solution than other materials? A: When a qualified Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) has specified a lead …

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Midland Lead lead bricks, chevron bricks and chevron rails

Product focus – LEAD BRICK

The new datasheet for our lead brick product range is now available to download from our website. Lead bricks can be used for a number of shielding applications across multiple industry sectors including healthcare, veterinary, nuclear, research and non-destructive testing. Lead …

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Keeping pace with the demand for imaging

Diagnostic imaging has come a long way since the discovery of x-rays in 1895 by Wilhelm Rontgen, a German professor of physics. Indeed, the new discovery was put to diagnostic use very early on, before the need for protection against …

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