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The Group has successfully returned to growth with revenue for the 11 months ended 30 June up 3%, on an underlying basis, reflecting the anticipated acceleration of the Group's growth rate in the second half, with good performances from
The Group, with the exception of Smiths Medical, is expected to deliver a full year performance in line with expectations.
In advance of the new EU Medical Device Regulation in 2020, one of Smiths Medical's European Notified Body service providers has been decertified for some products. This has led to the temporary suspension of some of Smiths Medical's products in
The Group has continued to make further progress on the high grading of the portfolio, focusing it on scalable leading positions in attractive growth markets. In May,
With the Group now back in growth, we expect FY2019 to be another year of progress. We remain confident that over the medium term we will achieve sustainable organic revenue growth above our chosen markets. In parallel with active portfolio management, we will deliver superior long-term sustainable value.
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