NAMDET: The National Association of Medical Devices Educators and Trainers

There are two things here that might be of interest. The first is the announcement about NAMDET (The National Association of Medical Devices Educators and Trainers) and their website, the second is the existence of the CHAIN mailing list, which is

CHAINContact, Help, Advice and Information Network – is an online network for people working in health and social care. It is based around specific areas of interest, and gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge.  For more information on CHAIN and joining the network please visit website:

Each message is sent to a targeted group (people who’ve ticked a box to say they’re interested in a particular topic) and this one was sent to people who expressed an interest in medical devices, equipment and medical physics. You can find out more about CHAIN from the link above, and NAMDET from



The National Association of Medical Devices Educators and Trainers (NAMDET) was established in response to requests from healthcare professionals and in particular, from Medical Device Trainers. As the association for medical device educators and trainers. NAMDET aims to improve the patient experience through its support for those professionals and their employing organisations across the range of health and social care.

NAMDET’s Objectives

Our objectives are to :
• Raise the status and standing of Medical Device Trainers and Educators
Provide a forum for mutual support and assistance between members
Represent the consensus views and opinions of members at regional and national level
Inform and improve national policy and the regulatory landscape by communicating NAMDET member positions on issues of importance
Positively contribute to reducing adverse medical device incidents

Membership is free and open to anyone working within healthcare and with Medical Devices who has an interest in Medical Device Education and Training. This includes, but is not exclusive to, the following Groups:-

Operating Department Assistants
Risk and Governance Managers
Operational Managers, with a responsibility for medical devices
Estates Managers
Community Equipment Service Providers
Medical Device Coordinators
Medical Device Trainers
Key skills Trainers
Medical Physics staff

Please visit the NAMDET website


If you would like to publicise information on the CHAIN Network please email your request to:

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