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Glossop Northend Whites - Under 10's

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Glad to see the Glossop Northend Whites - Under 10's wearing their Sumed sponsored kits, with poppies, and looking very happy.

Now Available: Extra Wide Pump Bracket

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Now available: an extra wide pump bracket to be attached to the Integrity Alternating Mattress pump. The bracket allows for the pump to be hung on a wider range of bed footboards.

Nicci Aylward-Wotton's Presentation at World Union of Wound Healing Studies Next Tuesday

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If you are attending the 5th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Studies next week in Florence, we recommend catching the short oral presentation that will be given by Nicci Aylward-Wotton (Tissue Viability Nurse of the year 2016).

Her presentation entitled "Can Xsensor ForeSite PT Facilitate Patients' and Carers' Decision Making in Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Community Using Continuous Pressure Monitoring?" will be hosted during session 2C in Hall Raffaello, on Tuesday September 27th, between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.

Go along and hear the findings Nicci has to share.

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention with Bart Van der Heyden

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Today is the first of a week full of sessions across the country, featuring Bart Van der Heyden (Physical Therapist). His talks involving the Foresite SS pressure mapping system demonstrate the peak pressure points that could easily develop into pressure damage.

As you can see from the photos, everyone is getting involved.

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PMG Conference 2016

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This week we were at the 2016 Posture and Mobility Group Conference. if you saw us there, you may have noticed some new products mixed in with the familiar ones - and some new prices too!

Those familiar with the Uniroll range were pleasantly surprised to discover the incredible price drop on the Phönix and Goliath that we presented. And yes, they really are £650 and £995 respectively. 

We also introduced many to the partnership between Sumed and Alu Rehab, with the Netti tilt-and-recline range of wheelchairs. The Netti Dynamic was well received at PMG conference, with all its responsive features. 

If you didn't have the opportunity to see or visit us at the conference, get in touch with our office or your area manager to find out more about the new, and refresh your memory about everything else.

Call 01457 890 980 or email

And of course, thank you to PMG for having us.

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Patient Safety? How new technologies can deliver improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention.

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On August 22nd 2016 Salford University and Sumed are hosting a free pressure ulcer prevention education day - "Patient Safety? How new technologies can deliver improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention."
Including presentations from Tissue Viability Nurse of the Year, Nicci Aylward-Wotton with demonstrations of the ground-breaking Foresite PT patient monitoring system.
This informative day will offer practical take home messages and information on technologies to improve patient safety.
For more information or to arrange your place, please call Sumed on 01457 890980 or email
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Environmental management system standards and Sumed

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Sumed has been recommended for accreditation after we met the 2015 Environmental Management System standards (ISO14001:2015).

 ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organisation regardless of its activity or sector.

Using ISO 14001:2015 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
Learn more about the benefits of ISO 14001:2015.

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Quality and environmental management system

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Sumed are currently certified to ISO 9001: 2008, and we are in the midst of intergrating our management systems to incorporate ISO 13485: 2012, ISO 14001: 2015, and ISO 9001: 2015.

We hope to be certified by this spring!

See below the scope of our integrated quality and environmental management system: for more detail see the policies attached.

The scope of the QMS applies to the manufacture, supply and distribution of medical devices for the treatment and prevention of chronic wounds, including wheelchairs and beds for medical use. The supply, manufacture, clean and repair of products for the prevention of and treatment of chronic wounds and the supply and calibration of pressure monitoring devices.

The scope of the EMS includes all activities, products and services carried out at Sumed’s manufacturing and warehouse facility based in Hadfield, Glossop.

Our EMS includes the needs and expectations of interested parties including compliance obligations and takes into account external and internal issues, which may affect the intended outcomes of the management system. 

Doing our part for the environment

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As a supplier and manufacturer of quality branded products and services to healthcare professionals designed for the healing and maintenance of healthy skin Sumed is committed to running its business in a responsible, environmentally sound and sustainable manner.

We recognise that our processes and products have both direct and indirect environmental impact; we will identify the potential for adverse impacts and implement effective ways to eliminate them, or reduce them to an acceptable level. To this end we will continue to actively encourage our suppliers and subcontractors to work with us in this regard.

Looking after the environment is not only our legal duty but the moral duty of us all. Throughout our operations we will fulfil our compliance obligations as a minimum requirement in the interest of protecting the environment and preventing pollution. To assist in this objective, we will align our environmental management system (EMS) to the requirements of the internationally recognised environmental management system Standard ISO 14001. 

Exciting opportunity to understand new research into the causes of pressure ulcers AND EARN CPD POINTS!

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For almost 20 years, Prof. Amit Gefen – Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University and past President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) – has been reviewing current thinking and conducting ground breaking research to try to better understand the causes of pressure ulcers.

In a series of two 1-hour lectures produced in association with Sumed, Prof. Gefen explains his research and fascinating conclusions which, he believes, can lead to increased 'safe-seating' time.

Once you've watched both lectures, simply follow the instructions to print out your self-certified CPD certificate.

Watch Prof. Gefen's thougth-provoking lectures now!