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ELDERLY AT HIGHER RISK OF INJURIES IN HOSPITAL DUE TO IN-PATIENT FALLS

The latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics shows that in-patient falls are on the rise. The worrying statistics show that among men over the age of 85, the number of deaths has risen by 177%. The rise among women is at an equally alarming 72%. A fall in hospital can be potentially fatal if the fall results in a fracture of the hip or if the fall causes the patient to suffer a bleed on the brain. In many cases a fall can cause pneumonia if the patient is left on the floor for an extended period ...
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APPROACH MEDICAL IN THE NEWS…. AGAIN!

Approach Medical has been mentioned in a recent Telegraph article regarding preventing patient falls in acute hospitals. The article by Laura Donnelly has been written around the progress a ward in Manchester has made under the PJ Paralysis initiative. However see if you can spot the shoutout by the ward manager to Approach Medical's falls equipment. Original article - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/18/hospital-patients-told-get-dressed-avoid-pyjama-paralysis/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw If you wish to speak to us about our inovative falls prevention equipment please feel free to contact us ...
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APPROACH MEDICAL NOW SUPPLIES DENTEK PRODUCTS

At Approach Medical we are always looking for new and innovative products to add to our catalogue, that is why we have teamed up with Dentek™ to supply the excellent dental care range! Struggling with bad breath? Look no further than OraBrush, here is how it works and why it is so important to use a tongue cleaner! https://www.orabrush.com/blog/201802/say-goodbye-garbage-breath-what-orabrushⓇ-and-why-it-realy-works/ Do you want to clean those 'hard - to - reach' areas of your mouth? Take a look at our interdental brushes! What if you suffer from bruxism? What about looking at the excellent dental guards that Dentek™ provide! ...
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WEATHER UPDATE

To all our customers, Being based in West Yorkshire we experience bad snow from time to time! Our services should not be affected by 'The Beast from the East' however if there are any service disruptions we will let all our customers know in advance. We have experienced some customers having diffculty getting through to our landline number, if you are struggling to get through please feel free to contact our emergency line below. Emergency Line - 07702670746 Thank you for your custom and patience :) ...
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APPROACH MEDICAL LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE

Approach Medical has a facebook Page, follow it for regular Updates! Search @approachmedical in facebo ...
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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT NEEDS URGENT REFORM IN THE WAKE OF BREXIT

Great read from Colin Cram here. Surely this must be worth further investigation? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jul/19/public-procurement-urgent-reform-brexit-nhs ...
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REDUCTION IN 1-1 AGENCY NURSING WITH SALFORD ROYAL

At Approach Medical we have been working with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust for a number of years on a project to reduce 1-1 agency costs. In the Emergency Admissions Unit, led by Janice Christian & Debbie Fletcher, the unit has acheived a 75% reduction in 1-1 agency staffing costs. The unit has used many innovative solutions alongside using our latest Guardian Sentry system to reduce this overall cost. Please see link to the EAU poster ...
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FAILURE OF NURSE WORKFORCE PLAN HAS LED TO NHS ‘FINANCIAL MESS’

Failure to have an adequate nurse workforce plan for the NHS over the past 10 years is one of the major reasons for current escalating deficits among trusts in England, MPs have been told. Economics and policy experts told the Commons’ health select committee this week that savings had initially been made in the early part of the decade by holding down pay for staff and employing fewer nurses. Read the article in full via the link below! ...
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PATIENTS TO BE MONITORED REMOTELY

NHS patients diagnosed with long-term illnesses could monitor their symptoms and conditions remotely, if proposals announced last week get the go ahead. This would be made possible through wearable technology, smartphone apps and digital clothing that would be linked to the wearer´s medical records, it was reported in The Telegraph. This is just one part of a much wider digital revolution that is taking place in the UK right now. Changes we can expect to see in the healthcare industry over the next five years include patients speaking with their doctor via videolink and individuals being able to access their ...
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BETTER VALUE IN THE NHS -THE ROLE OF CHANGES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

In a time of severe financial constraint, the NHS is being asked to make productivity savings of £22 billion by 2020/21. However, this report argues that, rather than looking at efficiency and costs, the NHS should be focusing on getting better value from its budget. The report looks at trends in NHS productivity in three areas – generic prescribing, length of stay and day case surgery – in which the NHS has made significant and sustained gains in productivity over a number of years, allowing more (and often better) care to be delivered within the same budget. It then outlines ...
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