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New Continuity of Care Product Overview

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This clear chart summarises the products available from Sumed for pressure ulcer prevention. In many cases, care that is taken whilst a patient is sitting in a wheelchair or lying on a bed isn’t continued on all surfaces which can lead to the formation of preventable skin damage. Patients are particularly vulnerable when bathing, toileting and hoisting, and when in contact with other hard surfaces.

The Pressure Area Care categories available from Sumed are extensive including Commode Cushions, Bathing, Positioning Supports, Back Supports, Heel and Elbow Protection and Adaptive Pads.

The chart includes full descriptions and size details. If you have a particular area of interest please let us know, and we will provide you with more details.

Continuity of Care Portfolio Overview

    • Sumed Mattresses Wallchart Picture

This chart follows on from the Cushion Wallchart

Cilguard® Overlap – Great for awkward areas

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Don’t take our word for it!

Cilguard® Overlap is becoming increasingly popular with excellent feedback on this unique wound dressing variant which extends 2cm outside the edge of the absorbent pad on one side to allow easy joining of multiple dressings

"This is the only dressing I have found that I can use around and under armpit wounds. Very easy to cut and shape for specific areas and awkward areas" 

Tissue Viability Nurses caring for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) patient

You can also read the product review:

Cilguard®: A review of clinical literature relating to the use of foam/film dressings and soft-silicone adhesives

You can read more about Cilguard® Wound Dressings and the Cilguard® range on the Wound Care section of the website

For a chance to evaluate this product Contact Us with the details below.

We make a donation to DebRA with every dressing sold. DebRA are a charity for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). To find out more go to:

PMG 2012

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    • PMG 2012

The Posture and Mobility Group (PMG) aims to advance professional expertise and practice relating to the posture and mobility needs of people with physical disabilities, in particular the equipment and services those needs require. Visit for more information

PMG run an annual National Training Event and conference which took place this year on 11th-13th April at Warwick University. There was a full programme of excellent speakers and workshops as well as poster presentations and an extensive exhibition area. This year Sumed® gave the opportunity for one person to win a FREE delegate place for next year’s conference.

The lucky winner was Emily Wing, Occupational Therapist from Blatchfords in Leicester. Unfortunately Emily was back at base working on the Friday when the draw was made so the prize was kindly received on her behalf by Caroline Dejardins, Service Manager from Blatchfords in Leicester (see above left). The trade exhibition was an excellent opportunity to show off our full product range including Flowform® Ultra 90 and Primenest® 2, as well as the new HD covers for ROHO® Hybrid Elite® Cushion and ROHO® QUADTRO SELECT®.

Viscotech® Community Mattresses now with High Risk Versions

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Viscotech® Community Mattress range is now available in two variants providing exceptional pressure relief (click here to see XSensor® Pressure Mapping picture of the product) at a very competitive price.

NEW!!! Viscotech Community Literature

    • Viscotech® Community High Risk

High Risk – Up to 40 Stones (254kg), 16kg, single castellated, non-turn mattress

Medium Risk – Up to 28 Stones (178kg), 10.3kg double castellated turning mattress

Both are available with a high quality polyurethane cover incorporating welded seams and a full depth overlap to prevent fluid ingress.

Made from high quality durable 6" (15cm) castellated foam

Dimensions 197 x 88 x 15cm

To find out more about our volume discount offer Contact Us. Find about more about Viscotech® Community Mattresses

New South East Territory Manager

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    • Richard Walker - South East Area Manager 2012 onwards

Sumed has just welcomed a new member to its Sales Team.

Richard Walker is an experienced, all round professional, who has worked in the health care environment for over 25 years, both overseas and in the UK. In particular he has extensive expertise and interest in Pressure Area Care, Wound Care, Patient Support and Moving & Handling.

Among his interests, Richard enjoys boating, exploring various regions of England, and has a fascination with all cultures.

Want to check who your Territory Manager is? Search by your postcode or County

You can contact Richard on 07557 113133 or

Integrity® Dynamic Mattress Replacement System Website Section

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    • Integrity Dynamic Mattress Replacement System

Suitable for the prevention and management of all grades of pressure damage for clients up to 28 Stones (178kg). Integrity® has been specifically designed to offer exceptional functionality and adjustability combined with simplicity in use.

Our exceptionally quiet  pump  has already received excellent feedback from both clinicians and patients. Integrity® includes a Comfort setting that can be adjusted around its three main settings.

Integrity® offers four alternating mode cycle time options – 5, 10 ,15 and 20 minutes as well as “auto firm” nursing mode and static mode options. A revolutionary feature is “auto dual” mode which delivers an hour of alternating pressure relief followed by an hour of static pressure relief repeated on a continuous cycle, ideal for use when managing client “step down.”
    • Integrity® Panel

Want to Evaluate Integrity® with your service? Contact us


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Sumed International (UK) Ltd (“Sumed”) announces the following changes:

  • Philip Charlton-Smith has left Sumed by mutual agreement effective on 31st January 2012
  • Sumed will not be recruiting a replacement Chief Executive

Graham Collyer

Executive Chairman

Sumed International (UK) Ltd

Contacts for further information:

Graham Collyer, Executive Chairman: e-mail tel: 01457 890980 mobile: 07836 314773

Paul Sanders, Finance Director: e-mail tel: 01457 890980 mobile: 07711 880137

Diane Hargrove, Sales and Marketing Director: e-mail tel: 01457 890980 mobile: 07795 395392

Additional Information:

Sumed was founded in the seventies and is a leading supplier of quality branded products and services to healthcare professionals designed for the healing and maintenance of healthy skin. Sumed sells products and services for the treatment and prevention of chronic wounds principally in the UK and Eire. Brands which Sumed distribute include: Tempur®, Xsensor®, Action® and brands which it owns include: Viscotech®, Flowform®, Ultra 90™, Primenest®, Ciltech®, Cilguard® and Integrity®.

Cilguard® Overlap is excellent for Bariatric Clients

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We have recently launched Cilguard®, our new exciting range of Polyurethane Foam Dressings with a soft silicone adhesive. Our unique Overlap variant was created specifically to cover large or awkward areas and this has been used successfully on bariatric clients.

Cilguard® Overlap allows effective coverage of the large wound areas whilst reducing the risk of exudate strike through where dressings are joined.

Find out more about the benefits or request a free sample to try Cilguard Polyurethane Foam Dressings

Flowform® Ultra 90 Cushion now available in three new sizes

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Developed in response to customer requests, we are delighted to offer 3 new sizes for Flowform® Ultra 90 Cushions:  15" x 16", 18" x 17" and 20" x 17".

Flowform® Ultra 90 is the ultimate “easy maintenance” cushion for up to Stages 1-2 pressure damage.

Flowform® Ultra 90 is Made in Britain with prices as low as £50 per cushion depending on volume!

Click here to see more information on Flowform® Ultra 90. New literature with the new sizes on is now available from Sumed.

    • Flowform®  Ultra 90 Cushion

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Full Range of Flowform® Ultra 90 Sizes


15in x 16in x 3.5in (38cm x 38cm x 9cm) NEW!


16in x 16in x 3.5in (41cm x 41cm x 9cm)


16in x 18in x 3.5in (41cm x 46cm x 9cm)


17in x 17in x 3.5in (43cm x 43cm x 9cm)


18in x 17in x 3.5in (46cm x 43cm x 9cm) NEW!


18in x 20in x 3.5in (46cm x 51cm x 9cm)


20in x 17in x 3.5in (51cm x 43cm x 9cm) NEW!

New Sumed Cushion Wallchart available!

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This clear Wallchart gives you an “at a glance” guide to help identify cushions that may be suitable for your client.

The Wallchart also gives you useful information on risk categories, sizes available and maximum user weight limits for each cushion range.

For a FREE copy of this Wallchart – available to employees of the NHS in sizes A2 or A3 please contact us at or call us on 01457 890980.

Where to find the wallchart on our website including links to the relevant cushion information:

1)      Under the Pressure Area Care section of the website (second banner across)

2)      On each Cushion page there is a link to the Cushion Wallchart for your convenience for when you are browsing.

  • Sumed Cushion Wallchart
  • A Cushion guide containing information on weight limits and sizes this Cushion Wallchart offers an overview of ViscoPro®, Viscotech®, Intelli-Gel®, Stryker®, Action®, and Flowform®.

    The wallchart is allocated by Risk Category and offers recommendations for bariatric clients, positioning requirements, envelopment, lightweight cushions, and cushions best suited for active users.

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50% off on Discontinued Stock

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Sumed are currently offering a 50% discount on discontinued Stock lines. Sumed have recently been developing new products and have reviewed the product range.  We still have stock available of the products listed below including the popular Original Primenest and Ergonest.

Currently available (whilst stocks last)

Ø      System 93

Ø      Original Ultra 90

Ø      Original Primenest

Ø      Ergonest

Contact us to request a quote

Find out about new alternatives such as the new Flowform Ultra 90 and Primenest 2

Sumed Hosts Road Shows Nov 2011

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 Sumed has continued its annual tradition of hosting a series of road shows across the country on pressure area care. Events took place in Cardiff, Lichfield, Shrewsbury, Portsmouth and Berkshire between 21st-25th November.

The events are aimed at Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Engineers working within Wheelchair Services along with a range of Nursing staff involved in pressure relief management. The events featured presentations from Bart van der Heyden, a Physical Therapist, seating/wheelchair consultant.  Bart has studied Physical Therapy in Ghent, Belgium and has gained clinical experience in Belgium, Germany and the U.S.A.; where he is a Licensed Physical Therapist.  Bart has over 16 years of experience in the Seating and Positioning field.

The interactive sessions featured practical demonstrations on seating and pressure relief with particular focus on postural management. A series of case studies on seating interventions in rehabilitation and improving functionality challenged participants to “think outside the box” during a highly informative and successful week.

The largest road show in Berkshire attracted 130 clinicians from several areas in the Southern region with Occupational Therapists, Tissue Viability Nurses, District Nurses and Physiotherapists being just some of the key Healthcare professionals present at the event.

A huge thanks to Ken Isaac and Bart van der Heyden from Roho for all their hard work and making the week such a success!

If you would like to know more about events in your area…or even host your own? Contact

    • Bart Road Shows November 2011

Full Roho Brochure Now Available

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You can now download the Roho Brochure covering the full range of Cushions, Mattresses and Continuity of Care products.

The Brochure shows an ‘at-a-glance’ overview of the outstanding brand known for its revolutionary pressure relieving features. Complete with weight limits, features and warranties.

WOUNDS UK 14th – 16th November

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Come and visit us on Stand 78 at Wounds UK.
We are delighted to be showcasing our two exciting new product launches Integrity Dynamic Mattress System and Cilguard Wound Dressings
Integrity: A high performance dynamic mattress system with state of the art pump design and specifically designed cell construction giving maximum patient immersion and comfort. To find out more about the features come and see us!
    • Integrity® Logo
Cilguard: Developed in conjunction with clinicians; a complete range of cost-effective polyurethane foam dressings, all with soft silicone adhesion. The range also includes a n unique Overlap variant. Cilguard allows you to join dressings together without the risk of exudate leakage.
We will also be running a live interface pressure mapping sessions using innovative XSensor X3 technology throughout the show.
Please come and see us to find out more……

XSensor Assessment Days now available

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Sumed are now offering half and full days for pressure mapping with the X-Sensor system.


NHS prices are £300 + VAT for a half day and £550 + VAT for a full day.

  • Arrange for one of our Sales Representatives to come in on the arranged date and pressure map for you. Receive a deeper insight into which pressure relieving products are most appropriate for your clients

  • Learn how to use the X-Sensor system and see the benefits for yourself – see how quick and simple interface pressure mapping can be


New Cilguard Dressing Range

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Unique Overlap Dressing available

Available on Drug Tariff from 1st September!
Cilguard® is a range of polyurethane foam dressings with soft silicone adhesion. Gentle enough to suit the most delicate skin, effective enough to deal with the most challenging of chronic wounds – saving you money too
Cilguard® range includes standard and bordered variants as well as an unique overlap dressing which allows you to join dressings together securely with no risk of leakage.


To find out more about Cilguard® or try some samples for yourself please contact Sumed head office or find your sales team member through our postcode search map:

Find out more at:

Viscotech Community Mattress

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Exciting opportunity to save money on mattresses…
Prices starting from just £110!

We are delighted to offer a brand new member of the Viscotech® family – Viscotech® Community which can be supplied with a bespoke black PU cover with personalised labelling specific to customer requirements. Viscotech® Community is a high quality castellated foam mattress with a welded PU cover and is suitable for patients up to medium risk. Give use a call today to discuss your requirements.

Prices starting from just £110 suitable for patients up to 28 Stones (178kg)

New High Risk Version up to 40 Stones (254kg) available from January 2012

    • Viscotech® Community Pressure Mapping

News from Medical Technology Group

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The medical Technology Group (MTG) is a coalition of patient groups, research charities and medical device manufacturers ( which works to make technologies available to whoever needs them. The MTG believes that ‘patients and clinicians need better information about medical technologies so they can make informed choices about their medical care.’

The Bulletin below highlights the opinions of Ian Liddell-Grainger that ‘we all want to be able to rely on the NHS for safe, high quality services and support that speed recovery, reduce stress and, where possible, enable patients to resume normal, active lives.’ He goes on to highlight the dangers of ‘low value’ procedures published by the Audit Commission in April of this year. The Bulletin highlights how the stimulation technology with Veinoplus® can maintain mobility and improve patient’s quality of life.

Full PDF to be attached on the website

    • medical technology

Important clinical announcement on efficacy

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Sumed is delighted to announce that Flowform Ultra 90® has now got proof of efficacy for use therapeutically up to Stage 1-2 pressure damage (downloadable document available from product section).

Flowform® Ultra 90 is an ideal Community cushion with no set up, adjustment or maintenance required.

Flowform® Ultra 90 pressure mapping using XSensor® Technology

    • pressure mapping Primenest 2

For further information or a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email

Tissue Viability Society

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Sumed attended the TVS event on the 5th-6th April at Kettering Conference Centre for the 30th annual conference.

The conference was a well attended event with many key speakers on pressure care and a perfect opportunity to show visitors our superb portfolio.  As well as showcasing our full pressure relieving portfolio we also ran our popular FREE prize draw to win a fabulous Easter Hamper, with the winning recipient walking away with lots of tasty goodies to enjoy for the start of the summer!!

    • Diane with Hampur Winner

If you didn’t get the opportunity to visit Sumed at the exhibition and would like more information on our range of products, please call us on 01457 890980 or email

Diane Hargrove Sumed Sales & Marketing Director (Left) Kathy Chadwick from STHFT in Sheffield, winner of the Sumed Easter Hamper (Right)