Pressure area care study days

APEX Medical in partnership with the Journal of Wound Care, are delighted to announce the long-awaited series of pressure area care study days taking place in the UK. The four events will be held at the following venues; Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Southampton (15th June); National Conference Centre; Birmingham (22nd June); Three Rivers Golf and…

How Google Glass will transform healthcare

Sharing learning and insight using Google Glass is one of many ways this innovative technology is helping to transform healthcare. The voice-activated glasses, which feature a tiny display above the wearer’s eyes, can record video and live-stream the user’s direct view. Earlier this year, The Royal London Hospital became the first in the UK to…

Britain’s NHS is the world’s best healthcare system

The National Health Service has been praised as the world’s best healthcare system by an international panel of experts. The panel found the UK’s health service was superior to those found in countries which spend far more on health. The report was produced by the Commonwealth Fund, a Washington-based foundation that is respected around the…

Mental health care in ‘critical state’

Mental health services are in a critical state, with patients being put at risk by significant cuts, the British Medical Association’s annual meeting has been told. In three years, mental health services in England have cut beds by 9%, delegates heard. One trust spent £345,000 putting patients up in bed and breakfast accommodation because no…

The burden of an ageing population

One of the biggest challenges facing the NHS today is an ageing population that is living longer, many with complex illnesses. The number of people aged over 80 in Britain is forecast to more than double to 6.2 million within the next 25 years. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number aged over…

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

  Pressure ulcers have a detrimental effect on patient health and well-being and place a significant economic burden on the NHS. Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £3.8 million every day. This adds up to an annual spend of £1.4 to £2.1 billion: four per cent of total NHS expenditure. The majority of…