Bristol NHS – Printer Security


North Bristol NHS Trust are a centre of excellence for healthcare in the South West in a number of fields. It is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK, generating an annual turnover of over £532 million.

Aiming to provide patients will high quality care and treatment that is comparable to the best in the world, the Trust want to ensure patients are cared for in a safe and secure environment. To ultimately deliver an outstanding experience.

The Brief

As part of an innovative programme to assist the Trust to continue improving its Healthcare Commission assessment for the use of resources, North Bristol NHS Trust introduced a computer system to help doctors make better prescription decisions and ensure greater accuracy in their record keeping.

With some drugs costing hundreds of pounds and the potential threat of inaccurate records to lose hospitals tens of thousand of pounds every year, prescribing accuracy and security are paramount.

The introduction of an integrated computerised prescribing system has enormous benefits over the previous system. It allows doctors to access additional prescribing information and also ensures that the prescription data is accurate and legible. This enables the hospital to receive all the recharge costs due from central NHS funding.

North Bristol NHS Trust provides care at two large acute hospitals and at a variety of smaller locations. It has a broad range of specialities and its international reputation means that it receives referrals from all over the UK. With more than 9,000 staff on average, the Trust delivers over 5,800 babies annually, and cares for nearly 600,000 people as emergency, outpatients, inpatients and day patients.


The Solution

A key part of the system is the physical security of prescription paper and TOP-TEC provided a solution to ensure that all the paper is kept safe and secure by designing and manufacturing bespoke printer guards that stop theft and prevent tampering.

The printer security solution successfully demonstrates the problem solving capabilities of TOP-TEC to meet specific customer needs through cost effective solutions.

Benefits of Bespoke Printer Enclosures

  • Made-to-measure security enclosure
  • Prevents theft and accidental damage
  • Configure access to toner, function buttons and paper feeds
  • Incorporates high security robust padlocks and a strong steel frame
  • Keeps printer fully ventilated to prevent overheating
  • Mounts to the desk or floor, concealing all fixings