Medisave guide: meeting the otoscope Pharmacy First requirements

As part of the Pharmacy First Service roll-out from 31st January 2024, pharmacists will be required to use an otoscope for patient examinations, for both adults and children. It's important to have an otoscope that is reliable, easy to use and most critically - compliant with MHRA safety standards.

When selecting the right otoscope, look out for these mandatory functional requirements:

  • Illumination: LED (preferred) or Halogen light source with adjustable brightness
  • Magnification: at least 3x magnification lens
  • Field of view: Wide angle lens for a broad examination view
  • Specula tip sizes: disposable for adult & paediatric sizes
  • Focus adjustment: manual focus adjustment that useful for better views (if fitted)
  • Ergonomics: non-slip handle suitable for both left and right-handed use
  • Weight: lightweight for ease of use, particularly for extended periods
  • Material: durable, medical grade materials that can be easily cleaned
  • Portability: Ideally cordless and powered by batteries for ease of use
  • Hard case: for keeping the otoscope set safe, secure and away from dirt
  • Splash resistance: from liquids and other

Medisave has you covered and we're on hand to answer any questions you have. We've put together a comprehensive list of otoscopes for you below. All stocked items are available for next day delivery if ordered before 8pm!

HEINE otoscopes

HEINE represents the best that modern diagnostics has to offer. Cutting-edge diagnostic equipment designed to be durable and long-lasting. Available with laser engraving.

Welch Allyn otoscopes

Welch Allyn Otoscopes, where cutting-edge technology meets exceptional craftsmanship. Our curated selection of Welch Allyn Otoscopes ensures unparalleled accuracy in ear examinations, setting a new standard for diagnostic excellence. Available with laser engraving.

Riester otoscopes

One of the most popular brands Medisave stock thanks to their advanced LED technology which offers greater precision and better views, making assessing patients much easier. Available with laser engraving.

LuxaMed otoscopes

Luxamed have been creating high-quality diagnostic equipment for many years now, driven by creativity and the desire to produce high-quality devices. The quality of their devices is obvious in their functionality and finish. Available with laser engraving.

Medipro otoscopes

High quality medical devices at cost-effective prices.The Medipro range of otoscopes combine reliability and user comfort with easy functionality, making them ideal for pharmacies, doctors surgeries & practices and any other primary or secondary care setting. Available with laser engraving.

Spares & accessories

Explore a wide selection of high-quality spares and accessories, including specula, bulbs, handles, and lenses.

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