Weighing Scales for GPs

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  • Marsden M-300 Portable Baby Scale

    What is the M-300 Baby Scale?

    The Marsden M-300 is a Class III Approved portable baby scale. It is easy to use and highly accurate to 2g. This baby scale has Hold and Tare functions and boasts exceptional battery life, providing 600 hours of weighing from two AA batteries.

    What are Class III Approved baby scales?

    Class III Approved scales - like the M-300 - are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard. The NAWI directive determines these standards - stating all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Approved weighing scales are subject to rigorous testing by an EU notified body, which provides assurance to the user of the scales that they are accurate and reliable.

    Who uses the M-300?

    When the highest possible accuracy is required when weighing babies, there are few that will use anything other than the M-300. Its 2g baby weighing accuracy means it’s a must-have for clinics and hospitals alike - particularly neonatal wards, breastfeeding support and baby clinics. Midwives buy this baby scale for its accuracy and its ergonomic design.

    The 2g accuracy - not available from most Class III Approved baby scales - mean it's especially popular with lactation consultants. Find out more here.

    Why should I choose the M-300?

    Choose the M-300 if you need a baby scale that's as accurate as possible, easy to use and light enough to be portable.

    The M-300 has several simple but very useful features. The Tare function allows unwanted weight to be removed from the scale, such as a towel or blanket. The Hold function means the weight reading will stabilise on the large, clear display, even after the baby is taken off the scale.

    The M-300 runs on battery power - just two 1.5V AA batteries are required, and these will provide more than 600 hours of operation. An auto power-off function (which can be adjusted) saves battery power. An optional rucksack or carry case is available to enable easy transportation. All Marsden professional baby scales are covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    For more information on the M-300, call 01709 364296 or contact us here.

    Alternatively, browse our full range of baby scales here.

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  • Marsden M-400 Portable Baby Scale

    What is the M-400 Baby scale?

    The Marsden M-400 is portable and lightweight baby scale, ideal for health visitors and midwives for weighing babies and toddlers. It's easy to use and features a slide on/off tray so that toddlers can stand on the scale if they wish.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved baby scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard set by the NAWI directive. It states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Approved scales are subject to rigorous testing by an EU notified body, which provides assurance to the user that they are accurate and reliable.

    Who uses the M-400?

    With high accuracy - to 5g when weighing below 10kg - this baby scale is perfect for hospitals, GP surgeries, birth centres, clinics and lactation consultants. The M-400 is lightweight, robust and has a long battery life, meaning it is ideal for midwives and health visitors. Easy to use features and a removable baby tray makes it highly suited to weighing babies and young children in neonatal and paediatric units.

    Why should I choose the M-400?

    Choose the M-400 if you need a portable scale for weighing babies and toddlers upto 20kg.

    Its versatility - weighing babies as well as toddlers - lightweight design and easy to use features make the M-400 a great investment for hospitals, midwives and health visitors/breastfeeding support.

    This Class III Approved digital scale is compact and robust, with a secure hygienic slide on/off weighing pan. It weighs in 5g graduations upto 10kg, and 10g graduations from 10kg to 20kg.

    The M-400 Portable Baby Scale comes with a Tare option, meaning you can place a blanket on the scale for the baby to lay on and the weight displayed will be just the baby’s weight. Like most of our portable medical scales, optional carry cases are available for easy transportation.

    Bluetooth connectivity is available if wish to send weight information wirelessly from the scale to a database. Marsden does not provide software for receiving weight data from your scale.

    The scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    For more information on the M-400, contact us here or call 01709 364296. Alternatively, browse our full range of baby scales.

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  • Marsden M-400BT Portable Baby Scale with Bluetooth Connectivity

    What is the M-400BT Baby Scale?

    The Marsden M-400 is portable and lightweight baby scale, ideal for health visitors and midwives for weighing babies and toddlers. This easy to use scale features a slide on/off tray so that toddlers can stand on the scale if they wish.The M-400BT and the Marsden M-410BT are the only portable Marsden baby scales available with wireless Bluetooth connectivity to send baby weight data to a database.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    The Marsden M-400BT is a Class III Approved baby scale. Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard set by the NAWI directive. It states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Approved scales are subject to rigorous testing by an EU notified body, which provides assurance to the user of the scales that they are accurate and reliable.

    Who uses the M-400BT?

    With high accuracy - to 5g when weighing below 10kg - this scale is perfect for hospitals, GP surgeries, birth centres, clinics and also by health visitors and lactation consultants. The M-400 is lightweight, robust and has a long battery life, meaning it is ideal for midwives to transport the scale. Easy to use features and a removable baby tray makes it highly suited to weighing babies and young children in neonatal and paediatric units.

    Why should I choose the M-400BT?

    Choose the M-400 if you need a portable scale for weighing babies and toddlers upto 20kg.

    Its versatility - weighing babies as well as toddlers - lightweight design and easy to use features make the M-400 a great investment for hospitals, midwives and health visitors/breastfeeding support.

    This Class III Approved digital scale is compact and robust, with a secure hygienic slide on/off weighing pan. It weighs in 5g graduations upto 10kg, and 10g graduations from 10kg to 20kg.

    The M-400 Portable Baby Scale comes with a Tare option, meaning you can place a blanket on the scale for the baby to lay on and the weight displayed will be just the baby’s weight. Like most of our portable medical scales, optional carry cases are available for easy transportation.

    The scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    For more information on the M-400BT, contact us here or call 01709 364296. Browse baby scales here.

     

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  • Marsden M-420 Digital Portable Scale

    What is the M-420?

    The Marsden M-420 is a lightweight, portable adult floor scale. It’s an easy to use scale, virtually identical to our M-430 Floor Scale, but has a much higher accuracy (50g increments as opposed to 200g). This makes it perfect when a highly accurate weight reading is required.

    Why should I choose the M-420 over the M-430?

    The M-420 and M-430 are both robust, portable floor scales. They are both Class III Approved and MDD Approved, therefore approved for weighing in a medical environment for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment.

    Where they differ is in their accuracy. As you can read here, the accuracy of the scale you use should be determined by what you are using it for. The 200g accuracy of the M-430 is suitable for many applications, however for more serious applications - such as weighing children, or weighing adults for critical treatment, the 50g accuracy of the M-420 will be more appropriate.

    The 50g graduations will allow you to get a much clearer picture of changes in patient weight.

    Who uses the M-420?

    The M-420 is ideal for all hospital wards and departments, with its robust build suitable for constant daily use. Accuracy to 50g means nurses can get high accuracy weight readings for monitoring, treatment and diagnosis purposes. This high accuracy is also essential when weighing diabetic patients, calculating weight for specific antibiotics, for prescribing medication and for weighing children.

    What other features does the M-420 have?

    The M-420 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    This easy to use floor scale has a non-slip surface, with a robust casing meaning it can withstand years of use. It's light enough to be portable, too, and an optional carry case is available.

    To use the scale, simply tap the surface with your foot and it switches on. The digital weight reading can be reversed, so it can face towards or away from the user. The Hold function means the weight reading stays on the screen even after the patient has stepped off.

    The M-420 also has a BMI feature - you can enter the height of the patient, and then, when the scale reads the weight, BMI is automatically calculated.

    Bluetooth connectivity is available for this medical weighing scale, meaning weight data can be instantly transferred from the scale to a central patient database, via mobile, tablet or PC. This makes the M-420 ideal for speeding up patient weight data capture, and makes it the perfect professional scale for telehealth initiatives.

    The scale is powered by 6x AA batteries for over 100 hours of use (6000 weigh ins).

    Where can I find out more?

    Watch the video above to see this floor scale in action. For more information, or if you wish to order your M-420 over the phone, call the Marsden team on 01709 364296. You can also contact us here.

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  • Marsden M-420 Digital Portable Scale - White Tile

    What is the M-420?

    The Marsden M-420 is a lightweight, portable adult floor scale. The scale is Class III Approved and has a 220kg capacity and readings to the nearest 50g. This version of the scale features a white base for use by people with dementia and visual/spatial impairments.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    The Marsden M-420 is Class III Approved scale which means it has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to a specific standard. The NAWI directive oversees this standard and states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. As Approved scales are subject to rigorous testing by an EU notified body, the user is assured that their scale is accurate and reliable.

    Why is a white scale ideal for weighing patients with dementia?

    With a white base, this version of Marsden’s M-420 (and this version of our M-650 wheelchair scale) are designed for dementia patients to make them feel more comfortable in their surroundings. The pattern, colour or texture of an object can increase stress and the risk of falls, which means that white scales are a more comfortable and safer alternative to the traditional black surface of many weighing scales.

    Read more in this blog post.

    Who uses the white M-420?

    The white-tiled M-420 has been built with patients with dementia and visual-spatial issues in mind. For patients with these conditions, the white tile reduced risks of falls and stress which may be caused by a traditional black surface. This version of the M-420 is particularly popular with care homes and respite centres.

    Why should I choose the M-420?

    The Marsden M-420 is a highly robust and lightweight portable scale.

    The scale has Hold, Tare and BMI. The weight reading can be reversed on the display, to suit which way you are viewing it, and a tap-on function (press your foot on the scale to power on) means you don’t need to bend down to switch the M-420 on.

    The scale has Bluetooth connectivity available. Marsden does not provide software for receiving weight data from your scale. The M-420 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    For more information about Marsden weighing scales suitable for patients with dementia or visual-spatial problems, call 01709 364296.

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  • Marsden M-425 Portable Floor Scale

    What is the M-425?

    The Marsden M-425 is a portable floor scale which, due to being Class III Approved, is suitable for medical weighing. The base is highly robust, with its lightweight reinforced aluminium structure, and the weight display appears on the separate indicator.

    The remote display keeps the weight reading discreet in sensitive areas, such as schools. The scale has a 220kg capacity and 50g 100g graduations.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    The Marsden M-425 is a Class III Approved scale which means it has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to a specific standard. The NAWI directive which states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. To become Class III Approved, a scale must go through rigorous testing by an EU notified body. It is standard for medical scales used in hospitals, GP surgeries and hospitals to be Class III Approved.

    Additionally, the M-425 is MDD Approved, meaning it has passed approval tests as a medical device under the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).

    Who uses the M-425?

    The M-425’s separate plug-in indicator makes this floor scale perfect for areas where weight readings are sensitive and need to be kept private, such as GP surgeries, schools and weight management programmes. School nurses like the scale’s ease of use an 50g accuracy, which has also made it a particularly popular scale for the National Child Measurement Programme, NHS CHAMPS child weighing initiative and Child Health Surveillance Programme.

    Why should I choose the M-425?

    If you need a portable, highly robust weighing scale for weight sensitive environments, choose the M-425. It has an accuracy of 50g, weighs upto a capacity of 220kg, and is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    This medical floor scale includes a Hold function, meaning the patient’s weight will freeze on the display even if they move about on the scale. A BMI function allows you to calculate a patient’s BMI by entering their height.

    As a lightweight scale that runs on batteries, the M-425 makes the perfect portable medical weighing solution. A carry case is also available for transporting the scale.

    For those needing a telehealth solution, the M-425 is available with Bluetooth, for transferring data directly to a central database. Simply select the Bluetooth option above - or get in touch with us to find out more about telehealth solutions. Marsden does not provide software for receiving weight data from your scale.

    For more information on the Marsden M-425 call 01709 364296 or contact us here.

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  • Marsden M-430 Floor Scale

    What is the M-430?

    The Marsden M-430 is a lightweight, portable adult floor scale. It has been designed to be one of the most robust portable medical scales available, and is Class III Approved and MDD Approved.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard. The NAWI directive states that all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Approved scales are subject to rigorous testing by an EU notified body. This provides assurance to the user of the scales that they are accurate and reliable for medical use.

    What does MDD Approved mean?

    MDD Approved means that the device meets strict safety requirements enforced (in the UK) by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC) is one of three directives that cover all medical equipment intended to be used to diagnose, prevent, monitor or treat.

    With the exception of hoist weighing attachments (for example, the Marsden M-600) it is not a requirement for weighing scales to be MDD Approved, only Class III Approved. However most Marsden professional medical scales are MDD Approved as an extra seal of quality and reliability.

    Who uses the M-430?

    The M-430 scale is robust and long-lasting meaning it the ideal floor scale for Outpatients departments in hospitals, as well GP surgeries. Pharmacies favour a hard-wearing, easy to use scale like the M-430 for the NHS Health Check programme. The optional carry case means the scale can be used in the community without fuss too.

    Why should I choose the M-430?

    The M-430 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    The M-430 has a 220kg capacity and graduations to 200g. It is a highly dependable, digital alternative to dial scales, and widely used around the world. Its reinforced aluminium structure means it's built to last far longer than the average medical scale.

    There is a simple tap-on featuring meaning there’s no bending down to switch the scale on. The scale has a non slip surface and adjustable levelling feet. The scale is powered by 6x AA batteries for over 100 hours of use (6000 weigh ins).

    There is optional Bluetooth connectivity available for transferring weight data to a patient database. Marsden does not provide software for receiving weight data from your scale.

    For more information about the Marsden M-430 call 01709 364296 or send us a message here.

    Watch the video above to see the M-430 Floor Scale demonstrated at Abbott’s Pharmacy, Lindfield, Sussex.

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  • Marsden M-510 Digital Portable Scale

    What is the M-510?

    The Marsden M-510 is a premium quality, Class III Approved stand on scale, which is suitable for use on hospital wards, and in outpatient departments, weight management clinics and GP surgeries. The scale has a 250kg capacity and accuracy to 100g, and a separate indicator for weight sensitive environments.

    What makes the M-510 different to other Marsden floor scales?

    Marsden provides a complete range of professional, Class III Approved medical floor scales. Most Marsden stand on scales, such as the M-420 and M-430, have a display that’s part of the base.

    Having a separate indicator, such as that on the M-510, means the scale is suitable for weight sensitive environments. It can also provide greater convenience without having to opt for a less portable column scale, in the sense that the indicator can be placed on a desk to view the weight reading.

    Marsden has other Class III Approved floor scales with separate indicators in the form of the M-425 and the M-545, however the M-510’s indicator boasts the most features. There are more accessories than any other floor scale, and the indicator has a full numeric keypad for entering patient height (to calculate BMI).

    The M-510 is also the only Marsden Class III Approved floor scale with an internal rechargeable battery. This provides around 55 hours of use between charges - potentially 3000 weigh-ins.

    Why should I choose the M-510?

    If you need a premium quality portable Class III Approved scale, that provides highly accurate weight readings displayed on a separate indicator, choose the M-510.

    The indicator has three displays, which make viewing patient weight, height and BMI (BMI can be calculated by entering patient height using the full numeric keypad) much more easily.

    There are many accessories available for the M-510: a printer can be added, which means a permanent printed record of patient weight, height and BMI can be created. Patient weight data can be sent wirelessly from the scale to a central database using the Bluetooth or Wifi technology. Either wireless option can be added to the scale for just £50 extra. Even if you do not currently use wireless technology to record patient information, by purchasing your scale with Bluetooth or Wifi you are essentially futureproofing your weighing equipment.

    This scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty for extra peace of mind.

    The M-510 is constructed from high quality materials to ensure reliability and accuracy even when in regular use. The base of these scales is built to withstand years of constant use.

    This is a truly portable weighing scale, due to a built in carry handle on the top of the scale. An optional carry case is also available to aid in transporting the scale between locations - which has made this scale a best-seller within the community.

    To find out more about the Marsden M-510, send us a message here or speak to the Marsden team on 01709 364296.

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  • Marsden M-545 Portable Floor Scale

    What is the M-545?

    The Marsden M-545 is a portable, affordable Class III Approved floor scale. It has a separate indicator for weight sensitive environments. It provides accurate weight readings to the nearest 100g, upto a capacity of 250kg.

    What is BSA?

    BSA stands for Body Surface Area and is the calculated surface area of the human body. For medical purposes BSA is most commonly used by NHS DEXA scanners to help calculate body composition and dosages for anti-cancer agents. In fact, it is an important way to calculate dosages for many medicines.

    Since the first BSA formula was created in 1879, there have been many subsequent formulas introduced. Marsden scales - which we believe are the only weighing scales in the world with BSA calculation - use the most popular formula, DuBois. This formula is believed to be the most accurate formula. Find out more here.

    Why would I need to use a Class III Approved scale?

    The NAWI directive states that all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Class III Approved scales are used by hospitals, GP surgeries, clinics and pharmacies.

    Digital weighing scales that are Class III Approved are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard. They undergo far more testing (by a notified EU body) than non approved scales, providing assurance to the user that they are accurate, reliable and provide repeatable results - essential for medical weighing.

    Who uses the M-545?

    This highly accurate scale has a separate indicator for weight sensitive environments where private readings are essential, such as GP surgeries, hospitals and clinics. The scale takes up minimum space in consulting rooms and can be stored away when not in use.

    Why should I order the M-545?

    If you need a Class III Approved weighing scale that’s portable, affordable and has a separate indicator for weight sensitive environments, choose the Marsden M-545.

    The M-545 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty, and is highly robust for years of accurate weighing.

    If you need a BMI scale, the M-545 can be used to calculate BMI, as well as BSA. Additionally, the scale has a Hold feature (to stabilise the weight reading on the display) and Tare (to remove unwanted weight from the reading, such as shoes). All features are accessible via the five buttons on the indicator, which has a bright, clear 3cm high LCD display.

    The scale is powered by 6x AA batteries (which will provide upto 180 hours of use) or can be powered using the mains adaptor which is supplied. The integrated carry handle makes the scale extra portable, and a carry case can also be purchased.

    To find out more about the Marsden M-545, contact us here or call us on 01709 364296.

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  • Marsden M-550BT Digital GP Floor Scale

    What is the M-550BT?

    The M-550BT an entry-level Class III Approved medical floor scale with Bluetooth connectivity. It’s our most affordable telehealth scale, and with simple features and a bright, clear display, it’s very easy to use. Due to its Class III certification, this product only weighs in Kg/g.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard. The NAWI directive has stated that all scales which are ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. An Approved scale is rigorously tested by an EU notified body to assure the user of accuracy and reliability.

    What are Bluetooth scales?

    Marsden Bluetooth scales are medically approved weighing scales fitted with a Bluetooth module, that allows the scale to send weight (and height and BMI) data wirelessly to an external device.

    Marsden Bluetooth scales are most commonly used in telehealth initiatives, where the simple protocols have meant they can be set up to transmit patient weight to purpose-built capturing software, quickly and easily. It allows a patient to stay at home without having to visit their GP or hospital, with their weight remotely monitored when required. Currently, Marsden does not supply any software to capture the data from the scale.

    Many businesses, hospitals and Trusts are now purchasing scales with wireless connectivity in order to ‘future-proof’ them.

    Who uses the M-550BT?

    This is Marsden’s most affordable Class III Approved scale with Bluetooth, ideal for GP surgeries as well as telehealth initiatives to aid weighing in the community.

    The affordable price has meant that many GP surgeries have been able future-proof their weighing equipment, preparing for when patient data recording is wireless. The M-550BT is also perfect for telehealth initiatives, allowing patients to be monitored in their own home and their weight readings transmitted to a central monitoring station. Find out more about wireless scales and telehealth here.

    Choosing a scale with wireless option means that data can be transferred wirelessly to medical records reducing the risk of human error.

    Why should I choose the M-550BT?

    M-550BTs are the most affordable Bluetooth scales available from Marsden.

    These scales are Class III Approved, so suitable for medical use, and easy to use either as Bluetooth scales or as a standalone, future-proof digital scale. The M-550BT is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    Battery power provides around 100 hours’ continuous use, from four AA batteries (provided). A mains adaptor can be purchased above as an accessory.

    The scale has Tare, Hold and BMI functions. It has a 200kg capacity and weighs in 200g increments.

    For more information about the Marsden M-550BT, call 01709 364296, contact us here or watch the video for the standard M-550 above.

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What is a GP scale?

A GP scale is a weighing scale intended for use in GP surgeries. GP scales range from baby scales, to adult floor scales and chair scales for patients who need to be seated when weighing.

Marsden GP scales are Class III Approved in accordance with recommendations in the National Legal Metrology Project report (2015).

 

What is Class III Approval?

Scales that are Class III Approved have been built, tested, verified and calibrated to a specific standard. The Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) directive states ‘all scales used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine patients for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment must be medically approved’.

 

How do I know which GP scale to choose?

Marsden has a range of scales suitable for any GP surgery, from easy to use floor scales for consulting rooms to 3-in-1 scales for weighing babies, children and adults.

Column scales have a column-mounted indicator which is perfect for patients who are unable to bend down. The M-100, M-110 and M-125 feature an optional height measure for easy BMI calculations. Floor scales are popular because they are robust, lightweight and portable and perfect for consulting rooms. Popular GP floor scales include M-420, M-425 and M-550, our lowest priced Class III Approved floor scale.

Baby scales are highly accurate, with solutions for toddlers and young children - we recommend the M-300 and M-400 for GP surgeries. Alternatively the Marsden M-700 is a three-in-one baby, toddler and adult scale with baby bowl, large platform and built-in seat.

 

How accurate does my GP Scale need to be?

Class III scales are subject to rigorous testing to give the user peace of mind when weighing. The NAWI Directive states legally Class III Approved scales need to be used “weighing patients for the purposes of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment.”

For adults, scales used for regular monitoring of weight changes or for assessing weight in medical treatment need to be accurate to 200g. When weight is used in critical diagnosis, these scales should have graduations to 50/100g.

Find out more in our white paper: How accurate do my weighing scales need to be?

Where can I find out more?

As a leading supplier of medical scales to the NHS, Marsden’s range of GP scales can cater for your surgery’s needs. You can click on each of the products above to see their key features and to place an order, or you can find out more and place an order by giving us a call on 01709 364296.