The aim of this site is to act as a repository for documents related to the NPSA Neuraxial/Spinal Alerts issued in Autumn 2009, and to allow members of the Welsh Neuraxial Connectors Reference Group to edit/add information.
The site is being run and hosted by SMTL (Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory).
SMTL are funded by the Welsh Assembly to provide testing and technical services to the Welsh NHS related to medical devices. The Director of SMTL, Pete Phillips, is chairing the Welsh Neuraxial Connectors Reference Group.
A mailing list is also hosted by SMTL, and is used to facilitate discussion between members of the WNCRG and others in Wales (and some others in the UK NHS) regarding issues involved with the NPSA alert.
To join, please send an email request to
All Information on this page is confidential to NHS Wales, and is not to be divulged to non-NHS organisations and companies.
Some NHS parties outside the Welsh NHS have access to these pages - please check with the Chair of the WNCRG before using this information elsewhere.