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Time-saving wristband technology

Our wristband ID printers are made for everyday healthcare tasks.

Quick, simple and effective printing saves staff time, allowing more face-to-face patient care while high-quality printing enhances legibility and reduces the chances of errors. Advanced connectivity options like Bluetooth, Network LAN and Wi-Fi, and compatibility with wristband media from all major providers, gives staff the freedom to move around from ward to ward, bedside to bedside.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust installed Brother’s wristband printing technology into their day to day routine. The ease of use meant they were able to pick up and start using the technology immediately. It gave their carers more time to spend with their patients as they didn’t need to swap between different sized wristband cartridges for adults and children. Vicki Cooper, Head of Digital Transformation at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said, “We’ve cut costs, freed up a significant amount of staff time and improved the quality of printing across the board on wristbands.”

These versatile portable thermal print solutions integrate fully with your existing Patient Administration Systems, and with ZPL emulation and other print language support, you can work in the way that suits you best.

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Professional label printing for every situation

Our specialist thermal printing solutions give you reliability and consistency so you can deliver high-quality care time after time.

The exceptional print quality delivers excellent legibility for labels on vital items such as blood bags, patient records and sample pots. Easily print multiple barcode types while ensuring GS1 compliance, and use our highly durable labels as part of UDI compliance.

Staff can enter and retrieve information at the point of care, meaning more of their time is spent by the patient’s side. Portability allows staff to move between wards and work at the bedside just as effectively as they would with desktop equipment.

The range is scalable, with accessories including cutters and external roll holders, and it integrates seamlessly with solutions like Datalogic barcode readers. Each printer is made with robust materials, ready for life in a busy healthcare environment, and backed up with three-year warranties as standard. You can also cut supplies costs thanks to thermal print technology that works without inks or toners.

These versatile portable thermal print solutions integrate fully with your existing Patient Administration Systems and, with ZPL emulation and other print language support, you can work in a way that suits you best.

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Meeting the complex print needs of a multi-site healthcare trust

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust have around 3,500 staff across four sites and operate a range of acute services. Each site relied heavily on printed documents for record-keeping and communication, meaning their carers spent valuable time on admin rather than with their patients. Find out how Brother saved Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust £200,000 and increased printer up time to 99.9%.

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The easy route to enhanced digitisation

Brother’s dedicated scanning solutions make day-to-day paperwork and digitisation seamless – all for as little as half the cost of other leading brands.

Our versatile range allows staff to scan documents by their patient’s bedside. This leads to fewer interruptions to care, fewer errors and less lost paperwork.

Integrated barcode recognition (using additional software such as Barcode Utility) enables the routing of documents to pre-designated locations. Data sharing becomes more efficient with scanned documents sent to the correct, pre-determined, secure location. This digitisation process makes sharing data such as patient records or test results in and between departments easier and quicker.

To ensure the process is seamless, scanned documents are enhanced using a range of imaging processing features such as automatic skew correction, blank page skipping, and the ability to make text searchable. Multi-feed detection allows the scanning of different media in the same batch. High-capacity automatic document feeders mean staff spend less time manually organising patient records and more time with patients themselves.

And thanks to end-to-end security features like secure function lock and NFC for user authentication, confidential information is protected at all times.

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Truly portable. Truly patient-centric.

Face-to-face patient care is a vital part of healthcare provision, but this can often be interrupted when staff have to print using fixed desktop technology. Offering complete portability, Brother’s wristband and label print solutions improve efficiency and reduce errors by letting staff enter and retrieve information at the point of care. Staff can move between wards and work at the bedside just as effectively as they would with desktop equipment, giving patients more face-to-face time. You can also cut supplies costs thanks to thermal print technology that works without inks or toners.

Portable print and labelling solutions for healthcare
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Boost your print efficiency, every day

Getting all your desktop devices under one contract, with services such as our Managed Print Services, can help you improve processes, minimise disruption and allow staff to spend more time focusing on patients. Automatic toner ordering and delivery frees up staff time and prevents unnecessary downtime. While full visibility and control over your print usage helps you uncover cost and time savings for frequent tasks like printing admission notes, appointment letters and care information. All of this comes with exceptional support before and after installation, allowing you to forget print frustrations and let staff concentrate on delivering high-quality patient care.

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NHE's Finger on the Pulse podcast

Listen now to hear Ged Cairns and Matt Jones from Brother discuss how Brother’s print, scan and specialist labelling solutions help improve everyday IT processes to deliver better experiences for patients and staff in healthcare.
Podcast preview: Finger on the pulse hosted by Matt Roberts

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The tangible benefits of Brother technology

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Efficient

Productivity and workflow are enhanced thanks to useful shortcuts, process automation such as streamlining day-to-day processes that scan directly to specific folders.
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Reliable

Our robust and dependable technology is made for the everyday high demands of the healthcare environment and won’t let staff down.
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Cost effective

Reduce costs without impacting care quality by reducing the time staff take on admin duties and eliminating costly printing behaviours.
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Secure

End-to-end security keeps staff and patients protected, right down to the use of anti-tampering technology in our Genuine inks and toners.
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Sustainable

Because we know sustainability is important, we offer a variety of eco-friendly modes, as well as free recycling of all your Brother Genuine Supplies.

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Always ‘At your side’

We understand that secondary healthcare is a unique environment, and you need a partner that understands this. At Brother, we have wide-ranging experience in the secondary healthcare setting, and will build a bespoke solution around your needs. With pre- and post-installation support and a dedicated NHS Helpline, there will always be someone on-hand to offer advice or help. And with robust build quality and three-year warranties as standard, we’ll make sure you get the most out of your technology, every single day.

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