Five Oaks Family Practice is a busy inner-city surgery in Beswick, East Manchester. The practice serves 8,000 patients and sees around 230 patients a day.
Five Oaks would not hesitate to recommend the printers to other practices
In addition, practice nurse Gail Thomson was losing valuable patient time because her ageing printer – a cast-off from someone else in the practice – would regularly malfunction during consultations.
Local health informatics advisors the Manchester NHS Agency approached Brother, to provide a solution. Brother have worked closely with the Agency in the last couple of years and recommended the practice trial two new Brother printers.
The printer also has several money-saving features including a separate toner and drum system which means that when the toner runs out you just replace a toner cartridge not the drum as well therefore saving costs.
The HL-7050N also provides a useful, PIN-protected ‘secure printing’ facility to safeguard sensitive data such as patient records.
And it comes with unrivalled environmental credentials, through TCO ’99, one of the world’s toughest green standards – meaning reduced emissions in the office as well as minimal impact on the environment.
She said: “The new machine has made a real difference. It’s a lot faster, but it’s not just the speed that has helped. It has also saved us money on stationery because it’s not chewing paper up and it’s saved on time because we’re not stopping work to fix breakdowns all the time.
“It’s also a lot quieter than the old machine and the slim-line design means it’s not cumbersome in the office.”
Practice nurse Gail Thomson is equally impressed by the HL-5240. She said: “My old printer used to go wrong a lot. Sometimes it was a paper jam, at other times I couldn’t work out what was wrong and I used to waste a lot of time trying to find out.“Now I can use all my time to focus on my patients.”