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Proud to support Peninsula Community Health

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Sumed is delighted to continue to support Peninsula Community Health who have been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, to be part of its £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement. 

 
The initiative from Peninsula Community Health aims to improve pressure damage detection in the community using continuous pressure monitoring of patients. Focusing on older people living in the community, this project will use innovative continuous pressure monitoring technology to identify pressure hot spots much earlier and so prevent actual damage occurring. Through this, it will be possible to determine whether pressure ulcer risk can be self-managed by the patient.
 
The team will be led by Nicci Aylward-Wotton, community-based Tissue Viability Lead for Peninsula Community Health. Nicci said “We’re thrilled to be part of the Health Foundation’s Innovating for Improvement programme and we can’t wait to get started!”

A busy time for Sumed at the PMG Conference

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Sumed had a busy two days last week's PMG conference which was held at the University of Leeds. The programme was both interesting and informative and the exhibition was extremely well attended. 
 
It was lovely to see so many of our customers and we're looking forward to following up the many enquiries we received.

Uniroll now wholly owned by Sumed with price reductions of up to 30% across the range

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We have today acquired certain assets from Uniroll GmbH giving us complete control over the business. 

This follows our appointment as exclusive distributor for Uniroll’s product in UK and Ireland on 6th January 2013 and our subsequent success in selling the Phonix, Goliath, and Moly brands of heavy duty wheelchairs and Dino brand of paediatric wheelchairs. With immediate effect we will be reducing prices across the Uniroll range by as much as 30%.
 
Effective from May 12th we have been appointed exclusive distributor for the Netti range of specialist wheelchairs from Alu Rehab ApS. The Netti range has been sold throughout the world for over 30 years and is already established in the UK and Ireland.
 
Commenting, Graham Collyer, Sumed's Executive Chairman said “Sumed sales grew significantly in our last financial year. Wheelchairs are an important part of our business and these developments offer us an opportunity to bring quality, innovation and value to the UK wheelchair market.” 
 
Please download the full press release using the link below.
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Exciting times at NAEP conference!

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Sumed enjoyed a really busy NAEP conference this week. There was lots of interest in Integrity Home Care bed, which was also nominated for a NAEP Innovative Product Award. Other products that proved popular were PRUventor heal off-loading boot and the ViscoPro range of pressure relieving cushions.

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EWMA 2015

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Sumed stand at EWMA looking tidy and ready for business! We had a really busy three days on the stand with delegates from all around the world and we're looking forward to working with many of them in the future.

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Drawing the crowds at WOUNDS UK

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Wounds UK in Harrogate saw a high number of visitors this year and the Sumed stand was busy throughout the 3 days. The stand featured innovative new products including XLR8, Integrity Homecare electric bed, Foresite PT pressure mapping and Nanogen technology range for the healing of chronic wounds. Live Foresite PT mapping and informative presentations on the stand by clnicians meant delegates had plenty to keep them interested!. if you were unable to go but would like to know more - please get in touch!


exciting study week brings new thinking to the causes of pressure damage!

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Sumed proud to sponsor new research

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Sumed are proud to support innovative research to help to improve patient outcomes by reducing pressure damage.

Peninsula CommunityHealth (PCH) have been awarded a £50k grant from the NHS Regional Innovation Fund and will be working collaboratively with University of Plymouth, NHS England and Sumed. The grant will be used to futher work with an innovative patient pressure monitoring system called Foresite PT manuactured by Xsensor Technology Corp and will be supplied in UK and Ireland by Sumed.

Full details of the research are available in the attached press release and a copy of the provisional research presented as a poster at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory panel meeting in Stockholm, August 2014 is also attached.  A hard copy of this poster is available from Sumed on request.


Sumed winner at PMG!

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Sumed enjoyed an exciting and busy 3 days at PMG NTE in Cardiff from 7th - 9th July. New product launches included the new "custom" option for Agility Back and Anne Baker from City and Hackney Wheelchair Service was our lucky competition winner - winning a FREE delegate place for PMG 2015


Bart Van der Heyden Study Week

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During the first week of June, Sumed were delighted to be able to host the Bart Van der Heyden study week.
 
We had a fantastic week and we held seminars across the UK including the Midlands spinal Unit Oswestry, Bristol, Cheltenham and Skelmersdale.
Bart is a licensed physical therapist in Belgium, and he travels all over the world to conduct lectures, educational events and hands on sessions to varied audiences on seating and mobility issues as well as wound care related challenges.
 
The sessions focused on looking at different postural correction options. We had a broad range of attendees which included wheelchair OTs, spinal OTs, Physiotherapists, and Tissue Viability nurses, who all found the sessions beneficial and enjoyable.
 
If you would like to host or attend any future educational session with Sumed, please get in touch on on 01457 890980 or e-mail us at sales@sumed.co.uk
 
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New Integrity User Manual Now Available

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A new Integrity User Manual is now available on the Integrity section of the Sumed website.

Or, alternatively you can download it directly from the link below.


Amit Gefen Seminars in Portsmouth & Glasgow

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Last week Sumed were delighted to be able to host a series of influential and exciting seminars entitled “New Thinking...New Possibilities” featuring Professor Amit Gefen as guest speaker. Professor Amit Gefen is current president of EPUAP and an internationally known and respected speaker and author of over 140 articles in peer reviewed journals worldwide


Professor Gefen’s presentations explored new research techniques offering new insight into the causes of pressure damage, followed by discussion on how this new understanding highlights the benefits of using air floatation for pressure relief. 

The venues included the Entertainments Hall at St James’ Hospital in Portsmouth and  the Glynhill hotel Glasgow

The lectures were enjoyed by a wide variety of clinicians including Tissue Viability Nurses, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Engineers and District nurses

If you would be interested in attending any future educational study days please get in touch with us!

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Sumed Welcomes Another New Member!

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Denise Bell has joined Sumed as PA to the Executive Chairman, Graham Collyer.

In her spare time, Denise enjoys cooking, watching sport and waterskiing. Denise is also an expert cake-icer and is a member of the Sugarcraft Guild.

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Meet The New Members of the Sumed Team!

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Sumed has added three new members to its team!

Judith Lawton has joined as Sales Support Administrator.

Furthermore, Ben Hartle-Rooney, from Hadfield and Adam Redfern, from Chisworth have joined on apprenticeships in the operations team.

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Integrity DVD now available!

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The Integrity instructional video is now available on DVD!

Take a look at the new Integrity video here, which features full set-up and adjustment instructions.

If you would like a free copy of the DVD for or if you would like to try Integrity for yourself, call us on 01457 890 980 or email us at sales@sumed.co.uk. 

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Seminars with Professor Amit Gefen, hosted by Sumed®

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Sumed is delighted to present a stimulating and exciting programme outlining new research techniques leading to improved understanding of possible causes of pressure damage and implications for clinical practice.


There will be plenty of time for lively debate and questions and a practical session looking at different pressure relieving surfaces and how they can be used to help reduce pressure damage in a variety of different settings.

Professor Amit Gefen is the current president of EPUAP, an internationally known and respected speaker and author of over 140 articles in peer reviewed journals worldwide.

The lectures will take place in Portsmouth on Thursday 10th April and in Glasgow on Friday 11th April.

The event is FREE to attend and certificates of attendance and training materials will be provided on the day and all catering is included.


For further details or to register, please contact diane@sumed.co.uk.
 
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Sumed Pressure Care Lectures!

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Sumed are delighted to announce a series of pressure care lectures and study days throughout the UK in 2014.

Featuring a variety of of internationally renowned speakers and covering a wide range of topics and pressure area care, they promise to be informative and exciting events.

We would be keen to hear from you if you would like to host an event or participate as a delegate.

Email us at sales@sumed.co.uk if you would like to know more.


New Integrity Video!

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Take a look at the new Integrity video here, which features full set-up and adjustment instructions.

DVDs of the video are on their way in January!

For more information or if you would like to try Integrity for yourself call us on 01457 890 980 or email us on sales@sumed.co.uk


Sumed at the Wounds UK conference!

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Sumed enjoyed a very busy and successful WOUNDS UK –showcasing a number of exciting new brands including Integrity alternating pressure cushion and running live pressure mapping demonstrations throughout the show.

If you were unable to attend please get in touch with us through facebook and twitter we can tell you all our news!

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Come and join us at the European Seating Symposium 2013!

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Join Sumed at the European Seating Symposium, the leading event in Europe for manufacturers, suppliers and users of seating and assistive technology.

The event will be held at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin from the 5th to 8th of November 2013. We'll be there all week!


Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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