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Caring for customers

We focus on providing improved clinical outcomes for our customers.

Building sustainability into new products

We believe it’s critical to consider the social and environmental attributes of our core products, to help drive competitive advantage.

For example:

  • We strive to use materials that can be re-used, recycled and re-manufactured.
  • We aim to use raw materials sourced from environmentally and socially sound supply chains.
  • And we aspire to make sure that all our treatment satisfies unmet health needs through easier, better, faster solutions.

Developing products with our patients’ health in mind

Meeting the needs of healthcare providers and their patients remains our primary focus. Smith & Nephew develops products that provide clinical and economic benefit to our customers. In addition, many of our products and services deliver social and environmental advantages.

More than half of the world’s population suffers from a lack of affordable healthcare. Facilitating access to healthcare in Emerging Markets is therefore sustainability priority for us. We develop innovative and pioneering solutions to meet these unmet healthcare needs, such as our Syncera range of value solutions, launched in 2014.

Read about our ANTHEM Total Knee System

Improving outcomes

Unplanned readmissions are costly to hospitals, surgeons and patients. In the US they can result in significant financial implications under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) and Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative.

For patients, an unplanned readmission can complicate and extend the rehabilitation period. For hospitals and surgeons focused on value, unplanned readmissions can negatively influence overall quality scores, which are in part achieved through efficiency.

In response, Smith & Nephew pioneered its Episode of Care Assurance Program (eCAP), an innovation designed to mitigate risk for our customers.

Read about our work in tackling wound biofilms

Read about our POLARSTEM cementless stem system

Read about the REDAPT Fully Porous Acetabular Cup with CONCELOC technology.

Sustainability report 2016

Front cover of sustainability report 2016

A future focus. Supporting healthcare professionals for over 150 years

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Case studies

Read the stories behind our Sustainability Strategy

Case studies