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Webcast Now Available Online: “71% of viewers will change their practice”

The latest Wounds International webcast on ‘Real World Solutions for Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Optimising the Role of Support Surfaces’ was broadcast on 17 November. If you missed the webcast, the videos are now available online, together with links to useful resources and downloads. Chaired by Professor Keith Harding and with presentations from Professor Dan Bader … Continued

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Static Air HZ Wins Innovative New Product Design Award

The Static Air HZ non-powered hybrid mattress, designed in collaboration with The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, has won the New Product Award at the second annual Insider Media Business and Education Partnership Awards. The awards, which were held at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel on 4 November, recognise the collaboration between companies, universities and colleges. Approximately 20 … Continued

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Rugby Legends Join Direct Healthcare Services on the Field

As a big thank you to everyone at Direct Healthcare Services, last week we invited staff, their friends and families to a ‘Factory vs Sales’ rugby match at the local rugby park. The event was attended by over 150 people and we were delighted to be joined by Welsh rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Martyn … Continued

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Essential Wounds International Webcast 17 Nov

SAVE THE DATE: Wounds International are presenting a webinar event on Tuesday 17 November as part of their 2015 Interactive Global Webcast Series. Timed to support this year’s WORLDWIDE STOP PRESSURE ULCER DAY, this education event is essential viewing for anyone involved in the evaluation and/or selection of support surfaces. ‘Real World Solutions for Pressure Ulcer … Continued

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Limited Spaces: Pressure Ulcer Prevention Event Series, Adelaide & Perth, Australia

Direct Healthcare Services is hosting an event series in Australia this August that will explore the challenges of pressure ulcer prevention and discuss ways to improve care. ‘Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Real World: Challenges and Opportunities’ will be presented by Jacqui Fletcher, Clinical Strategy Director at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre. Jacqui is an expert … Continued

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Visit us at FIME 2015, Miami

Direct Healthcare Services will be exhibiting this year at FIME 2015, taking place this August 5-7th at the Miami Beach Convention Centre. Now in it’s 25th year, the FIME Medical Trade Fair & Congress is the largest international medical event held in the U.S. annually. More than ten thousand industry professionals visit the five hundred … Continued

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‘Help Our Heels’ Campaign Kicks off at New Cross Hospital

We were proud to support the Tissue Viability Team at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust last week who successfully kicked off a brand new pressure ulcer prevention campaign at New Cross Hospital. The ‘Help Our Heels’ campaign is designed to raise awareness amongst patients, family members and healthcare professionals of the importance of reacting to … Continued

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New International Clinical Paper

Wounds International have published a comprehensive new clinical paper focusing on Hybrid support surfaces. With contributions from an international group of leading experts the paper is designed to help clinicians understand more about the wide range of hybrid systems now available. The number of people at risk from pressure ulcers is increasing due to an … Continued

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Introducing a Brand New Customer Service

As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering best value solutions, Direct Healthcare Services customers can now benefit from of a brand new support service. PROSERVE Service & Rental Solutions are specially designed to both protect and extend the life of your products as well as provide immediate access to the skills and resources needed … Continued

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New Mattress Innovation wins NHS Collaboration Award

At the 2014 MediWales awards the award for the NHS’ Collaboration with a Welsh Company, was presented to Aneurin Bevan Health Board for the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre which is funded by the NHS and Welsh Government to lead on wound healing within the NHS across Wales. This was awarded for the collaboration between staff … Continued

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Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer Day – November 20th 2014

Direct Healthcare Services are proudly supporting this year’s Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer day which takes place on 20th November. The Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer day is co-ordinated by EPUAP, the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. With a strong focus on pressure ulcer prevention, Direct Healthcare Services work closely with NHS Trusts year round to help support … Continued

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Commercial Partnership Announced with Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, a new global centre of excellence in wound prevention and treatment, has announced details of its first commercial partnership. Direct Healthcare Services will collaborate with the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre on product research and development. The firm will also benefit from access to the Centre’s education facilities and world-leading clinical … Continued

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EDUCATION MASTERCLASS with Professor Keith Harding, Medical Director, WWIC

Direct Healthcare Services are presenting a special Education Masterclass event with Professor Keith Harding, Medical Director, WWIC and Jacqui Fletcher, Clinical Strategy Director, WWIC at the Holiday Inn Harrogate on Monday 10th November 2014, co-inciding with this year’s Wounds UK Annual Conference. The theme of the event is Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Real World, … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Services and Smith & Nephew Working Together

We are delighted to announce a new, exclusive distribution agreement between Direct Healthcare Services and Smith & Nephew. From May 2014 Direct Healthcare Services will assume marketing and distribution of the ADERMA™ range to Community Healthcare providers in the UK. The ADERMA Dermal Pad range of solutions is designed to help prevent pressure ulcers and … Continued

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More Places Added – London Intelligent Education Event

98% OF ATTENDEES AGREED INTELLIGENT EVENTS WILL HELP THEM MAKE A MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE TO PU PREVENTION Due to demand more places have just been added to our London Intelligent Education Event taking place on 22nd April. The events are designed to help you successfully tackle the real issues in pressure ulcer prevention today through an interactive workshop that … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Services Achieves Investors In People Accreditation

Direct Healthcare Services has been awarded an Investors in People accreditation in recognition of the high standard of support and development it provides to its employees. The Investors in People scheme rewards and recognises businesses that show continued focus on the development of their team through better business practices, training programmes and a ‘people first’ … Continued

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UK Wide Intelligent Education Event Series Announced

FREE ONE DAY EDUCATION EVENTS THAT MAKE A MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST ZERO AVOIDABLE PRESSURE ULCERS   At this year’s Wounds UK Conference in Harrogate it was standing room only when we hosted packed ‘taster sessions’ of our Making a Measurable Difference Workshop & Seminar. We were delighted with the positive response from delegates … Continued

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Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Recognition

Direct Healthcare Services has been ranked 17th on the annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 published in the Sunday Times  on 8th December, as well as on the Sunday Times digital edition. The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over the last three years. Fast … Continued

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New Clinical Case Studies Highlight Measurable Difference of ‘Intelligent’ Approach

Two new clinical case studies that reinforce the potential benefits of the Intelligent Pressure Care Management solution appeared as poster presentations at this year’s Wounds UK Annual Conference.   Opportunities in Safety Effectiveness and Improved Patient Care outlines the findings of a study undertaken by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which discovered that it can take as … Continued

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Wounds UK Update – FREE MEASUREMENT SESSIONS & TOOL

INTELLIGENT EDUCATION ZONE/ Stand #61   Matt Tite, NHS Measurement Expert and this year’s Wounds Keynote Speaker, will be conducting 10 minute ‘taster sessions’ of a specially designed Measurement Workshop at the following time slots: Monday 11th – 1745 Tuesday 12th – 1045/ 1330/ 1600 INTELLIGENT EDUCATION EVENTS – MAKE A MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE IN THE BATTLE … Continued

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