RFiD Discovery appoints new RFID Healthcare Consultant to support customers
Experienced first-hand user of RFiD Discovery system joins the company's healthcare consultancy team
RFiD Discovery is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Peters as RFID Healthcare Consultant.
In his new role, Alex will be working alongside the company’s lead RFID healthcare consultant Simon Dawkins and the rest of the team to support healthcare customers in the planning, implementation and on-going management of the company's RFID and other location tracking solutions.
After working for one of RFiD Discovery’s customers, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP), Alex has extensive first-hand experience of implementing and managing an RFID tracking system. This means he is fully versed with how to maximise the benefits of a location tracking system in a hospital setting, and in an ideal position to advise RFiD Discovery customers on RFID system best practice and how to navigate the challenges during implementation.
During his time at UHP, Alex played an integral part in the successful implementation of the trust’s RFID system, which became the largest GS1-compliant system of its kind in the NHS. He liaised with different departments including Clinical Engineering, Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit, IT, Scan4Safety as well as the team at RFiD Discovery to help create a system which today successfully tracks over 25,000 assets including medical devices, surgical theatre trays and IT equipment.
His time at the trust was crowned earlier this year with the hospital winning the prestigious RFID Journal award for ‘Best Global Implementation in Healthcare’. This meant that Alex had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas not only to receive the award on behalf of the trust, but also to share his experience of UHP’s use of RFID in a presentation at the event.
Alex initially joined University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust in 2018 as a clinical engineering technician commissioning, repairing and maintaining medical devices. His technological ability, keen eye for detail and appreciation for global standards soon led to a role as the trust’s medical device asset register developer in 2020. Here he worked to improve the functionalities of the database to support data integrity, business intelligence and planning, compliance and reporting.
Prior to his career in the NHS, Alex’s education was in sound engineering - a knowledge base which provided a perfect foundation for understanding and transitioning into the world of RFID.
Arron Duddin, Smart Solutions Director at RFiD Discovery said:
“We are thrilled to welcome Alex to our team. His hands-on experience of introducing and managing one of the largest RFiD Discovery systems in healthcare at UHP, coupled with his background of working in clinical engineering, means he is ideally placed in supporting our many healthcare customers, existing and new ones alike.”
Commenting on his appointment, Alex said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining RFiD Discovery. Having worked with this incredible team as a customer myself on a globally-recognised NHS implementation, I know all about the world-class solutions and support they provide – and that’s something I can’t wait to become a proud part of. I’ll be looking to utilise my knowledge and experience of both the company and healthcare in general to hit the ground running and will strive to help both new and established customers realise the fullest potential of their asset tracking infrastructures.”