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Sharing best practice

HC Skills are proud to have worked with some of the biggest and best-known names in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries as well as the most important regulatory bodies – in the pursuit of best practice.

HC Skills’ professional training programmes are accredited by EduQual and offered to delegates at various venues throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

The level of validation is professional and set to demand reflective practice, analysis and application of knowledge in the specialist clinical environment.

For our partner organisations listed below, generic training of questionable quality does not provide the evidence that professional competence or excellence has been achieved. Robust examination, linked to a regulated qualification, satisfies professional standards, practical goals and provides a stake in the process.

  • Cochlear, UK and Europe
  • Pharmaceutical Ethics
  • Barema
  • University of Madrid (Fannin, Medical Device Regulations)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

Companies that have worked with HC Skills

Olympus Keymed

OLYMPUS is a major healthcare and consumer electronics company that has become a leading manufacturer of innovative optical and digital equipment for the healthcare electronics sector. It designs endoscopy and microscopy products as well as other medical equipment. Olympus is committed to developing new technologies, products and services that comply with the toughest industry standards.

Smith & Nephew

SMITH & NEPHEW offer a full range of effective wound care products, combined with a deep understanding of best-practice techniques for the prevention and healing of wounds.

Synthes GmbH

SYNTHES is a leading global medical device company. Through its five product groups (trauma, spine, cranio-maxillofacial, biomaterials and power tools) it develops, produces and markets instruments, implants and biomaterials for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of the human skeleton and soft tissues. The company is driven by improvements in technology that allow treatment of more patients with better implants.


GSK is a United Kingdom-based science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Its products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. The company has three primary areas of business – pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare.


SANOFI is a company committed to the cause of health. Acting with ethics and responsibility is “woven into the very fabric of who they are”. Helping, be it during emergencies or in daily life, means going beyond our obligations to protect and serve the greatest possible number of people.


MEDTRONIC’S medical technologies help make it possible for millions of people to resume everyday activities, return to work, and live better and longer. The company employees 40,000 people all round the world who share a passionate purpose to improve lives,  so that people with debilitating diseases know relief is possible.


CONMED is global medical technology company specialising in the development and sale of products and services that allow physicians to deliver high quality care and, as a result, enhanced clinical outcomes for their patients. Specialties include arthroscopy, electrosurgery, endoscopy, endosurgery, gastroenterology, integrated systems, patient care, powered surgical instruments and pulmonology.

Johnson & Johnson

JOHNSON & JOHNSON is committed to the advance of quality healthcare and works with others to help shape effective health care systems. The company believe the best systems put the needs of individuals first, offer access to healthcare coverage and provide support to help people remain healthy, get early diagnoses and receive quality care when needed.


JRI is a British company committed to delivering innovative and quality orthopaedic solutions for healthcare providers and patients worldwide. Company administration and finance are based in our London office. Manufacturing is based in our modern Sheffield facility, alongside Research, Product Development, Customer Service, Marketing, Warehousing and Distribution.


MAQUET ranks among the world’s leading providers of medical products, therapies and services for operating theatres and intensive care units, while supporting the clinician’s personal dedication to improving the quality of care.

Depuy Synthes EMEA

DEPUY SYNTHES is committed to helping people return to living active and fulfilling lives. It delivers a broad array of orthopaedic and neurological solutions that go beyond quality implants and include services, education, instruments and emerging technologies.

Cochlear UK  & Europe

COCHLEAR UK & EUROPE, established in 1981, is the global leader in innovative, implantable hearing solutions. It is dedicated to bringing the gift of sound to people all over the world. Today, more than 250,000 people across more than 100 countries have been reconnected to their families, friends and communities with one of the company’s hearing systems.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

AS the only multidisciplinary Royal College in the United Kindom, The RCPSG has been supporting and representing its members for more than 400 years by setting the highest possible standards of healthcare. Membership has grown to more than 10,000 physicians, surgeons, dental professionals, specialists in the field of travel medicine and podiatric medicine across the UK and worldwide.


THE International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, a non-profit organisation founded in 2000, brings together those involved in research, clinical study and clinical use. It aims to promote a new partnership between orthopaedic surgeons and technologists as a necessary basis for the successful integration of computer-assisted surgical tools and techniques into the daily clinical routine.

British Orthopaedic Association

THE British Orthopaedic Association, founded in 1918, is the specialty association for trauma and orthopaedics in the UK and provides national leadership, a unifying focus and charitable endeavour. It cares for patients and supports surgeons by focusing on excellence in professional practice, training and education and research. It has more than 4000 members worldwide, the majority of whom are based in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Within the British medical scene, the BOA represents 40 per cent of the total surgical workforce.