– Relationship to drive medical research in cardiology, musculoskeletal and sports medicine while simultaneously supporting elite football injury assessment, prevention and ensuring a faster return to the field of play.

Zoetermeer, the Netherlands/Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester United Football Club has announced a renewed multi-year agreement with Canon Medical Systems Europe as its official medical systems partner.

The unique partnership will ensure that world-class players continue to gain instant access to advanced imaging equipment to examine injuries and undertake pre-emptive screening for preventable injuries, improving player welfare and maintaining career longevity at an elite level. The collaboration will also continue to push the boundaries of medical research and through translational methods, will benefit patient populations and healthcare professionals internationally.

The agreement between the two iconic organisations was first signed six years ago and top-of-the-range imaging modalities including CT, MRI and Ultrasound were installed into a dedicated Medical Centre at Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex. The renewed contract will continue the diagnostic imaging partnership benefitting players and staff at Manchester United Football Club, clinical communities operating in sports medicine and ultimately patients in the wider world.

Studies seeking the answers to prevent clinical conditions, improve diagnosis or enhance treatment in the areas of cardiology, musculoskeletal (MSK) and sports medicine are regularly undertaken at the Aon Training Complex. Research initiatives conducted throughout the partnership have been presented at high-level European Cardiology conferences, all of which have been very well received. This includes ‘Musculoskeletal MRI in Football Medicine’ and ‘Exercise Myocardial Performance in Adolescent Athletes’ research to extend knowledge and understanding in the fields of sports medicine.

Mark Holmshaw, President and CEO at Canon Medical Systems Europe, said:

“As we continue to develop our medical system partnership with Manchester United Football Club, we do so with enhanced vigour and innovation strengths following our transition from Toshiba Medical Systems to Canon Medical Systems earlier this year. As part of the Canon Group, we are seeing direct results of our collaboration, taking imaging technologies to the next level. Besides this, we can draw on the 100-year medical system pedigree and presence in over 140 countries to ensure access to the latest product and solutions from our research and development teams. Medical technology powers confident diagnoses, speeds up treatment planning and ensures a faster return to the field of play. It is at the heart of modern healthcare, improving outcomes for everyone, whether that is in sports performance, or wider clinical practice.”

Richard Arnold, Group Managing Director at Manchester United, said:

“We are delighted to extend what has been an excellent partnership with Canon Medical Systems over the past six years. At Manchester United, just like at Canon Medical Systems, we pride ourselves on innovation. Our world-class medical team at Manchester United, partnered with the world-class team at Canon has helped us provide our players with the best possible medical care. The feedback from the medical team has been excellent and it is clear that the partnership is making a real difference to player health and career longevity.”

Dr Steve McNally, Head of Sports Medicine and Science at Manchester United, said:

“During the past six years, our partnership has redefined the standard for medical imaging in elite sport. Daily access to state-of-the-art equipment and intelligent technologies has improved responsiveness to clinical presentations. Most importantly, we have developed a concept of ‘performance imaging’ over and above clinical diagnostics.

“By utilising innovative techniques borne out of shared ideas and experiences from Canon Medical’s wider network of experts, we can now profile and monitor our players in ways we have never done before. This not only enhances athlete health and safety but also provides invaluable information to guide the athletic development process. As part of the partnership, we have also shared data that will assist in improving health services for the general public.”

Caption: Mr. Mark Holmshaw, CEO and President of Canon Medical Systems Europe BV (l) and Mr. Richard Arnold, Group Managing Director, Manchester United Football Club during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Arrowe Park Hospital, part of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, selected Canon Medical Systems Aplio i-600 ultrasound systems to replace its aged scanners. The Trust purchased eleven machines to be installed over four sites:  five scanners for general use at Arrowe Park, plus one mobile system; three scanners located at the Breast Screening unit at Clatterbridge Oncology Hospital, and two systems for outlying community centres.

Gail Green, Ultrasound Manager explains “Our old scanners were supplied by Toshiba (now Canon Medical Systems) and their performance over the years has been extremely reliable, backed up by the excellent support we have received from Toshiba/Canon. Therefore, on the strength of past experience and our long-standing relationship, we decided to stay with Canon. Our decision was reinforced, when we were very impressed with the installation of the new machines and disposal of the old equipment. All systems over the four sites, including the connection to PACS were up and running within two weeks with no hiccups.”   

The Aplio i-600 offers robust performance that can be relied on for a wide range of clinical taks.   Combined with a full range of easy-to-use tools for advanced diagnostics and precise interventional work, it ensures diagnostic confidence and superior productivity.

Gail continues, “We were looking for a work-horse scanner with good image quality and penetration and the Aplio i-600 certainly fits the bill. In addition there is the possibility to upgrade the system should we wish to do so. Another benefit is its small footprint, which makes it less cumbersome and easier to manoeuvre, particularly when taking the machine to the bedside.”    

Photo line up left to right: Margaret Baird, Deputy Radiology Services Manager; Paula Connor, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Gail Green, Ultrasound Manager; Adam Cameron, Trainee Sonographer, and seated, Janette Ogalino-Gittins, Sonographer; Lynn Parkington, Sales Specialist, formerly of Canon Medical Systems; Anne Moreton, Sonographer and Deborah Smith, Ultrasound Clinical Support Worker

Role:

The purpose of the Finance Assistant is to support the Financial Accounting Team Lead and the Financial Accountant in performing the day to day financial accounting transactions and tasks as required by the business.

 

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Finance Assistant role is to process accounts payables transactions, however there may also be some accounts receivables and other ad hoc processing required on occasion. The priorities of the business will determine what level of focus is to be applied to the different tasks, as determined by the Financial Accounting Team Lead.

 

Key Functions:

  1. Accurately match, code and input supplier invoices
  2. Code and process employee expenses
  3. Maintenance of approved supplier database
  4. Prepare supplier and employee payment runs for management to review and authorise
  5. Reconcile ledger to supplier statements and resolve discrepancies
  6. Liaise with internal departments to ensure timely approval of invoices
  7. Coding and posting of company credit card expenses
  8. Maintenance of finance team shared email account
  9. Monthly CIS/ECSL returns
  10. Communicate with internal / external personnel to resolve queries
  11. Check employee business mileage returns and resolve any discrepancies identified
  12. Prepare mileage/overtime/tax code notices upload files for payroll
  13. Assist with month-end closing and account reconciliations when required
  14. Assist with collecting data for internal quarterly waste report

Requirements:

  1. Minimum 2 years accounts payables experience to include coding invoices to GL accounts
  2. Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel
  3. High level of attention to detail and numeracy skills
  4. Good standard of general education with good written and spoken English
  5. AAT Qualified to level 3 – desirable

Please contact our HR team for all enquiries: hr.uk@eu.medical.canon

Role:

  • Field Service Engineer, Northern Ireland
  • Modality: CT/XR
  • Location: Northern Ireland (must be willing to travel and spend some time on the  UK mainland supporting our field teams when required.)
  • Reporting to: Service Team Lead – NI

 

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Field Service Engineer will be to provide onsite and telephone support to Canon Medical Systems Ltd customers in order to meet customer expectations in line with the ISO Quality Management System.

 

Key Functions:

  1. Able to work reasonably independently on a day-to-day basis.
  2. Handle  day to day problems that occur with the product trained for, effecting timely repair and performing planned maintenance when required.
  3. Maintain all your Field Service manuals and bulletins ensuring they are available for use at all times.
  4. Maintain your Car Stock quantities and keep track of usage, replenishment and Down Machine orders.
  5. Ensure you call on expert support when necessary, following the escalation process when issues cannot be resolved within prescribed timescales.
  6. Keep in regular contact with Service Support Centre and your colleagues.
  7. Ensure the expectations of customers and business partners are fulfilled with regard to quality of service.
  8. Provide onsite operator training according to the operator guide and hand-over products paying particular attention to safety and machine care.
  9. Promote the sale of Service Agreements at all chargeable accounts.
  10. Take responsibility for Call Requests that do not clear off your Despatch Screen and seeking assistance if required.
  11. Constantly strive to improve your administration, communication, and technical skills, taking responsibility for up-dating your own knowledge and training requests.
  12. Ensure that you are familiar with the mandatory health and safety elements of your job, and that you comply with these procedures fully.

 

Requirements:

  • Good general standard of education, with excellent written and spoken English.
  • Engineering qualification HNC level or ONC with equivalent experience.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Valid EU Passport.
  • Travel is a requirement for this role which may involve overnight stays.
  • This role may involve some lifting and pushing (Manual Handling)

Please contact our HR team for all enquiries: hr.uk@eu.medical.canon

Roles:

  • Level 1 Field Service Engineer
  • Modality: CT
  • Location: M3 Corridor, field based
  • Reporting to: Regional Team Leader, South East

 

  • Level 1 Field Service Engineer
  • Modality: Ultrasound
  • Location: Scotland (ideally central belt), field based
  • Reporting to: Regional Team Leader, Scotland & North East

 

  • Level 1 Field Service Engineer
  • Modality: Ultrasound
  • Location: East Manchester to Sheffield area, field based
  • Reporting to: Regional Team Leader, Midlands & North

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of these roles is to provide onsite and telephone support to Canon Medical Systems Ltd customers in order to meet customer expectations in line with the ISO Quality Management System.

Key Functions:

  1. Able to work reasonably independently on a day-to-day basis and as part of a team.
  2. Perform planned maintenance on equipment trained on and keep records up-to-date.
  3. Manage low level repairs required within the product trained for.
  4. Carry out level 1 Field Modification Instructions (FMI’s)
  5. Provide first line on site support to our customers and escalate where appropriate.
  6. Download error logs when appropriate and pass through escalation process for higher level support.
  7. Keep in regular contact with your Team Leader, engineering colleagues and Service Support.
  8. Ensure the expectations of customers and business partners are fulfilled with regard to quality of service.
  9. Be proactive in ensuring that problem accounts and problems with systems are followed up, and escalated as necessary.
  10. Take personal responsibility for all your tasks in Service Cloud, completing and managing appropriately those on your dispatch screen and in your bucket. Further correct and timely management of parts in your inventory, seeking assistance where and when required.
  11. Be proactive in the continual improvement of administration, communication, and technical skills. Take responsibility for up-dating your own knowledge and training with stakeholders. Taking full responsibility for your own training logbook.
  12. Ensure that you are familiar with the mandatory health and safety elements of your job, and that you comply with these procedures fully.
  13. Ensure that the escalation process is followed, where issues cannot be resolved within the prescribed timescales.

Requirements:

  • Good general standard of education, with excellent written and spoken English.
  • Engineering qualification ONC level or equivalent experience.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Valid EU Passport.
  • Successful Disclosure and Barring checks (formally known as CRB checks) at basic level.
  • Travel is a requirement for this role which may involve overnight stays.
  • This role may involve some lifting and pushing (Manual Handling)

Please contact our HR team for all enquiries: hr.uk@eu.medical.canon

University College Hospital (UCLH) recently invested in a Canon Medical Systems CT scanner.  It is the first dedicated Emergency Department CT scanner to be installed at UCLH and is also the first Canon Aquilion Prime SP system in London. The acquisition of this brand new system will reduce the amount of time spent, and distance travelled, by an emergency patient going to the CT scanner in the initial ‘golden hour’. It comes equipped with the latest technology, which reduces dose and improves image quality, thereby increasing diagnostic confidence for the emergency team.

Thea Buchan, CT Superintendent Radiographer at UCHL says, “The installation of the Canon Aquilion Prime SP in our emergency department has revolutionalised the flow of our most critical patients through the imaging service. The scanner has performed excellently, both in terms of image quality and dose optimisation and thereby is improving our patient care.”

The new scanner, an Aquilion Prime SP, provides excellent image quality at the lowest possible dose.  It has been delivered with cardiac and perfusion studies enabled and also comes with Canon’s SURESubtraction software packages. In addition, the vHP Variable Helical Parameters technology allows the scanner to perform three scans within a single acquisition, reducing time on the system, contrast agent used and radiation dose to the patient. A robust, reliable CT system, it also comes with Canon’s technology-assisted couch-top lateral sliding feature, which ensures that patient positioning has never been easier.

Photo line up left to right: Eleanor Vella, Operational Superintendent; Jamile Siddiqui, Account Manager, Canon Medical Systems; Christian Metson, Advanced Radiographer; Aimee Sheldon, Radiographer; Darren Boone, Consultant Radiographer and Thea Buchan, CT Superintendent Radiographer