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Approach Medical launches Facebook Page

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 11:34:15 Europe/London

Approach Medical has a facebook Page, follow it for regular Updates! 

Search @approachmedical in facebook.

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Contacting Approach Medical

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:55:44 Europe/London

We are currently experiencing difficulty with our 0844 2570 0749 number. For all urgent phone calls please call our support line on 01484 663951.

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Public procurement needs urgent reform in the wake of Brexit

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:40:57 Europe/London

Public sector finance will be hit by the EU referendum but there are still huge untapped savings opportunities across the NHS and local government

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Reduction in 1-1 agency nursing with Salford Royal

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 16:24:54 Europe/London

Salford Royal presentation on reduction in 1-1 agency costs!

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Technology in Hospitals... The Future?

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 10:49:00 Europe/London

A great article written by Roy Lilley in the Your Business Ready Magazine, have a read!

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Failure of nurse workforce plan has led to NHS 'financial mess'

Monday, 1 February 2016 11:39:34 Europe/London

Failure to have an adequate nurse workforce plan for the NHS over the past 10 years is one of the major reasons for current escalating deficits among trusts in England, MPs have been told.

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Patients To Be Monitored Remotely

Friday, 10 July 2015 11:47:15 Europe/London

NHS patients diagnosed with long-term illnesses could monitor their symptoms and conditions remotely, if proposals announced last week get the go ahead. This would be made possible through wearable technology, smartphone apps and digital clothing that would be linked to the wearer´s medical records, it was reported in The Telegraph.

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Better value in the NHS -The role of changes in clinical practice

Friday, 10 July 2015 11:26:41 Europe/London

In a time of severe financial constraint, the NHS is being asked to make productivity savings of £22 billion by 2020/21. However, this report argues that, rather than looking at efficiency and costs, the NHS should be focusing on getting better value from its budget.

The report looks at trends in NHS productivity in three areas – generic prescribing, length of stay and day case surgery – in which the NHS has made significant and sustained gains in productivity over a number of years, allowing more (and often better) care to be delivered within the same budget. It then outlines a number of areas where the NHS has opportunities to improve value in the future, focusing in particular on changes in clinical practice.

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Fall Prevention

Thursday, 9 July 2015 12:56:48 Europe/London

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Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Thursday, 9 July 2015 12:38:30 Europe/London

Hip fractures are serious fall injuries that often result in long-term functional impairment, nursing home admission and increased mortality.1,2 As our population ages, the number of hip fractures is likely to increase.

How big is the problem?

  • Annually, there are at least 258,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures among people aged 65 and older.3
  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling4, most often by falling sideways onto the hip.5
  • From 1996 to 2010, hip fracture rates declined significantly for men and women.6 It is not known what factors are contributing to this trend.
  • By 2030, the number of hip fractures is projected to reach 289,000, an increase of 12%.6
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