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Evaluating a new dressing in a patient with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

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Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a very rare genetic condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds. 
Download the file attached to see how effective are the benefits of Cilguard® dressings.

Sumed® at Wounds UK Harrogate 2012 - Stand # 31

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Sumed® is delighted to announce its participation at the Wounds UK Conference Harrogate 2012 on 12th - 14th November, Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA, UK.

We will be on stand 31 showcasing a variety of new products including Integrity dynamic mattress, Flowform Ultra 90 presssure relieving cushion and Cilguard, our innovative soft silicone wound dressing range.

We will also be conducting live interface pressure mapping on the stand and running a competition to win a FREE delegate place at Wounds UK 2013.

For more details on these products visit our shop online.

Sumed® Executive Chairman Graham Collyer will be present himself with the rest of the friendly and knowledgeable team. Come, visit and talk to us about our new offers !

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New South West Territory Manager Michelle Re Joins "Team Sumed"

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Sumed are delighted to announce that Michelle Re will be joining Sumed to take up the role of South West Territory Manager.

Michelle has worked for the posture and mobility service in South Wales as a Senior Occupational Therapist for over 10 years. She has first hand experience of working with the Sumed range through her previous job, dealing with complex cases and handling pressure care issues.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her daughters and husband and visiting their extended family in Sardinia. She is very much looking forward to joining Sumed and meeting and supporting her new customers across the South West of England and South Wales.

If you would like to see which areas Michelle is covering take a look at our postcode map

To contact Sumed to discuss any requirements you may have, please call 01457 890980 or e-mail us at

Sumed Launches New Online Shop

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Sumed has just entered a new era with the new Sumed Online Store for private customers.

Convenient and easy to use our online store was specially designed for customers to purchase items quickly and you can now buy items outside of office hours.

Starting with a range of items from our extensive portfolio we have included our popular Flowform® Bathing range and Action® Flat Sheets with many different uses for wheelchair users and solutions for pressure ulcer protection.

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We have also included cost-effective, easy maintenance, Pressure Care items including Viscotech® Standard Cushions in a variety of sizes.

Products are delivered FREE of charge for mainland Britain.

We have also included some of our Wound Care range offering individual Ciltech® sheets and gel for convenience.

Here is the list of the items you can buy

Online Store Main Page

Sumed Products – BackPack and Bifoam Back

Viscotech Products – Viscotech Cushions

Action Products – Flat Sheets and Commodes

Flowform Products – Flowform Bathing Range

Ciltech Products – Scar Management Gel and Sheets

Spread the word!

AbleWorld Opens Specialist Assessment Centre in Shrewsbury

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    • Ableworld Specialist Centre is opened

Ableworld launched their new Ableworld Specialist Assessment Centre at their Shrewsbury Store on the 11th July 2012. The Centre was officially opened by Jean Hutfield who is chair of the National Association of Equipment Providers (NAEP).

The day was attended by healthcare professionals from the NHS, nursing homes, care homes, charities and other organisations.

The Specialist Assessment Centre is a new and exciting venture within Ableworld including a private assessment suite which is also available for use by Occupational Therapists for assessments and training.

Ableworld have two specialist managers and seating consultants – Mark Astley who is based at the Shrewsbury centre and Louise Mason who is based at Ableworld Nantwich.

Ableworld are the UK’s leading provider of specialist mobility and healthcare equipment supplying to healthcare professionals and service providers.

They are also approved as a Community Equipment Service dispenser (CED) for the NHS and distribute a range of pressure relieving brands from Sumed including   Flowform®, Tempur Med® and Viscotech®.

You can find the centres for Shrewsbury and Nantwich at the following address:

Ableworld,                                                                                         Ableworld

Heathgates Bank,                                                                            39 Beam Street                                               

Ditherington,                                                                                    Nantwich

Shrewsbury,                                                                                  CW5 5NF


For further information please find your local store at

Integrity Detail Aid Now Available

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    • Integrity® On Profiling Bed
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The stylish Integrity Detail Aid includes a comprehensive description of how Integrity was developed using feedback and research from a wide range of healthcare professionals, including Community Equipment Service managers, nurses and technicians.

Integrity® Dynamic Mattress Replacement System is suitable for the prevention prevention and management of all grades of pressure ulcers

In addition to the Detail Aid, User and Service Manual we now have new spare parts lists. Contact us if you would like us to send you a copy by e-mail or post.

Take a look at the Dynamic Systems section of the website to find the following reasons to choose Integrity:

  • Chosen by You – Take a look at how we listened to clinicians
  • Integrity Customer Feedback – Did the clinicians like the finished product?
  • Construction – Small cell design and up to 28 stones (178kg) user weight limit
  • Features –Interested in an exceptionally quiet pump and unique auto dual mode “step down” feature?

Why not try Integrity for yourself? You can request a quote (including volume discounts) or evaluate Integrity by contacting us.

North East/Scotland Vacancy -Territory Manager

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We are currently in the process of recruiting a territory manager for the North East/Scotland Region of England. The successful candidate will be promoting our extensive and exciting portfolio including a vast range of pressure relieving and wound care products.

Sumed have a strong reputation for service and support and are well established throughout the NHS including Wheelchair and Community Equipment Services.

To support our continuing growth we are looking for a talented, enthusiastic sales professional with experience within the healthcare market.

If you would like join our dedicated Sales Team please contact with an updated CV and covering letter

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Sumed Facebook Page now available

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The official Sumed Facebook Page is now available.

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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

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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.”
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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.

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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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