We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Punar

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Punar into the role of Business Development Manager for the South and South West of England. In this ‘In the spotlight’, we offer you the opportunity to get to know Joe… Basic details: Name: Joe Punar Company Role: Business Development Manager – South West of England Favourite quote: “Anyone can succeed on a good day, champions find a way to succeed on a bad day.” What is something [people in the industry] have to deal with that you want to fix? As individuals, every one of us has our own unique needs, […]

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In the spotlight: Meet Handicare’s Nathan Murphy

In the Handicare spotlight is Business Development Manager for East Midlands & East Anglia, Nathan Murphy. Nathan joined Handicare Moving & Handling in February 2018 and is an integral part of the team, bringing a sports science educational background to his everyday role. In this ‘Meet the Handicare Team’ interview, we offer you the opportunity to get to know Nathan… In the spotlight, basic details: Your name: Nathan Murphy Your role: Business Development Manager – East Midlands & East Anglia Favourite quote: “Don’t let perfect get in the way of great”     What is something [people in the industry] have to […]

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Keep on moving! Handicare Moving & Handling donate product to a Romanian road trip

  In May, Handicare UK Moving & Handling made a generous donation of refurbished moving and handling equipment to the Yorkshire Aid Convoy – a charity who delivered the products to Romanian care homes, enabling those in need. The Yorkshire Aid Convoy has been visiting Romania for over 20 years, making an annual trip with a fleet of lorries loaded with donated humanitarian aid ranging from moving and handling equipment to bicycles to soap powder for villages, orphanages, hospitals and care homes. This year’s epic journey – a round trip of roughly 3000 miles over nine days – was one […]

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‘Falls are the number one reason older people are taken into A&E’: Preventing a fall when your client needs to stand*

According to Public Health England falls are the most common cause of death from injury in the over 65’s and cost the NHS over £2bn and over 4 million bed days per year. Consequently, falls are the number one factor for a person losing independence and going into long term care and the risk of falling is dramatically increased by the effect of ageing – frailty, medication and multiple illnesses. As a result, falls can be complex, complex because they’re linked to a range of risk which often co-exist in older people. Whilst it can be complex, a fall is […]

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Handicare UK MHBS and guest speakers share their future vision of enablement and intergrated working at first professional seminar of 2019

The first professional seminar of 2019 entitled ‘Enablement & integrated working: releasing time to care’ was held on Thursday 21st March at Exeter Racecourse and featured presentations from industry influencers focusing on enablement and how integration of services can lead to better outcomes and client results. 35 key healthcare professionals were exclusively invited to the professional seminar by local Business Development Manager, Eleri Davies-Hinks. It is often very difficult to successfully reduce carer packages therefore to improve and utilise available resources, healthcare professionals need to become more aware of cost beneficial solutions. In addition, continuing escalation of costs in the […]

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Visit the Handicare ‘Moving & Handling’ Theatre at an OTAC in 2019

Visit the Handicare Moving & Handling Theatre at OTAC events in 2019 Moving and Handling Training with Ethos Education   Handicare’s National Patient Handling Advisor, Mark Ripley RGN, will be presenting two Ethos Education workshops in the dedicated ‘Handicare Moving & Handling Theatre’ at OTAC events during 2019.     In Bed Management, 10-11am After completing this CPD accredited workshop, participants will be able to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the management of an individual in bed. With a focus on ‘Single Handed Care’, this workshop will include best practice whilst looking at posture and positioning when profiling / sitting up in bed, […]

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Preventing Pressure Sores

Many users are confined to a life in bed or in a wheelchair. For these users, pressure sores are all too often the cause of great pain. Pressure and shearing during lying/sitting as well as friction during transfers are primary factors for ulceration. Impaired blood supply often occurs when the major part of the body weight is distributed on a small surface. High pressure between the body and the underlying surface causes the blood flow in the area to decrease or stop. In this case, the skin can be sensitive to shearing forces. A small shear can have devastating consequences, […]

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Handicare support Home First Project in Somerset

The initiative, supported by Handicare, launched in Somerset September 2017 and seeks to limit the number of days a patient spends in an acute hospital bed; reducing bed days lost as a result of ‘bed blocking’ and supporting people to move on from hospital sooner. When there’s no longer an individual requirement for medical support in hospital, the Home First discharge to assess service, which joins up reablement and therapy services, allows patients to leave hospital rather than waiting on a ward for care assessments and rehabilitation planning, which can often be timely. At this point, three ‘pathways’ may be followed where […]

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Winter pressures – are you prepared?

As we delve into the depths of winter, anticapted winter pressures upon an already stretched NHS are forecasted. Handicare have prepared key, high quality equipment pieces to help manage the overall expected rise in patients. The Met Office has forecasted temperatures to plummet to as low as -5C across some areas of the UK this week and with the Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathon Ashworth, recently commenting that “It would be unforgiveable if patients suffer another winter like last year…”, planning for the foreseeable future is unmistakably, highly recommended. Winter pressures are again likely to contribute to an already stretched NHS and as high costs […]

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