Don't let knee pain become a big problem with the Redbacks kneeling pad

Don't let knee pain become a big problem with the Redbacks kneeling pad

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If you do a lot of kneeling through your job or hobby, chances are you have experienced aching pains and discomfort in and around your knees. This is caused by the repetitive pressure to that area.

Ignoring these early signs and continuing to kneel excessively without knee protection, can lead to swelling, heat, redness and pain over the knee cap.  At this stage it may become very difficult to bend your knee, kneel or even walk without great discomfort.

These symptoms can be attributed to something called Housemaids Knee, also known as Prepatellar Bursiti. Which in simple terms is inflammation…

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Spectrum Healthcare will be at FootHealth 2019

Spectrum Healthcare will be at FootHealth 2019

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We are excited to be participating at this years FootHealth which is now well established as the largest independent conference for podiatrists in the UK attracting over 1000 visitors and 50 exhibitors..

Once again we will have our fantastic OneLeg stools available for purchase along with the ErgoKneeler, ErgoRaiser and  our latest addition the Redbacks Kneeler. 

We hope to see you there on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June 2019!

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Technical work seating - we have it covered!

Technical work seating - we have it covered!

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Require a technical or more appropriate work chair?.... we’ve got it covered!

Certain work environments call for a specific type of work chair, often of a specification that isn’t met by a standard office chair range.

Spectrum Healthcare offer a range of technical work seating for use in a wide range of work environments, from static-sensitive and “GMP” clean rooms to production and everything in between. 

So what is the working environment? And what are the general requirements needed in a work chair?

laboratory or medical facilities – you probably need anti-microbial and bleach cleanable finish. Lab benches tend to…

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Emergency Preparedness in the USA

Emergency Preparedness in the USA

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It has been an absolute pleasure to be able to support our USA distributor, Advanced Egress Solutions, at two conference in the USA this year and offer our knowledge and expertise to delegates, along with introducing further devices into the market.

April saw our International Director, Steve Clark, travel to Orlando for the 14th annual Emergency Preparedness Conference. Organized by the Joint Commission Resources, the two day conference covered topic areas like Disaster Planning, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Medicine, Patient Safety, Operations, Risk Management, Community Health, and Public Health.

This month we joined Advanced Egress again for the annual AHEPP (Association…

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Move it like Grampian 2018

Move it like Grampian 2018

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The first ever Move It Like Grampian event was a huge success with hundreds of delegates filling Aberdeen’s beautiful Beach Ballroom. The events aim was to showcase how effective moving and handling can help protect patients, staff and the public from potential injuries and liabilities.

We received a great deal of interest in our low working solutions, including our best known devices the ErgoKneeler and ErgoRaiser - which when used together at floor level form an effective system for managing the physical difficulties associated with kneeling to access and treat lower limbs.

We’d like to thank everyone who came to…

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OneLeg steals the show at FootHealth 2018

OneLeg steals the show at FootHealth 2018

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FootHealth 2018, held at the Kettering Conference Centre, proved to be our busiest show to date with an overwhelming amount of delegates taking up our fantastic show offer and walking away with their very own OneLeg stool.

We were thrilled to have returning visitors bring their friends along to see us and hearing so many people recommending the Oneleg as the perfect low seating solution for a wide range of tasks . There was such a fantastic buzz in the air!

Since being introduced in to the healthcare market by us over 5 years ago, the OneLeg has proved a…

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2018 Medilink East Midlands Business Awards

2018 Medilink East Midlands Business Awards

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We were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the award for Export Achievement at the prestigious Medilink East Midlands Business Awards this month, along with sister company Hospital Aids.

The business awards celebrate the achievements, breakthroughs and innovations of companies operating or moving into the healthcare, med tech or bioscience sector across five categories - Export achievement, Outstanding Achievement, Collaboration with the NHS, Start-Up and Innovation.

Three finalists were picked for each category with five companies crowned as winners on the night.

We’d like to congratulate all the winners and shortlisted companies of the night and especially to Charnwood…

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Launch of the UKs first dedicated Emergency Evacuation Seminar and Exhibition

Launch of the UKs first dedicated Emergency Evacuation Seminar and Exhibition

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We were delighted to have the opportunity to support and contribute to the UK's first dedicated Emergency Evacuation Seminar and Exhibition last month (2nd May 2018). 

Launched by TagEvac and held at Aviva’s prestigious headquarters in London, this was the first of a series of events which saw professionals from a range of organisations come together to learn and develop best practice for managing their evacuation needs. 

The next event is set to be held at The Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire on  the 11th October 2018.  The Fire Service College specialise in equipping today’s firefighters and other emergency responders…

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Scottish Manual Handling Forum 2018

Scottish Manual Handling Forum 2018

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We had a fantastic time at the Scottish Manual Handling Forum 2 Day Conference, which was held May 23rd -24th at the Golden Jubilee Conference Centre, Glasgow.

During the conference, we welcomed moving and handling professionals from the NHS, local authorities, education sector and the private sector, providing them with advice and demonstrations on a range of products available from us here at Spectrum Healthcare - including our latest innovation the ErgoRaiser.

We were lucky enough to have the inventor of both the ErgoRaiser and ErgoKneeler, Retired Chartered Physiotherapist and Back Care Adviser Linda Darwent, on the stand with us…

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Emergency Evacuation - Are you legally compliant???

Emergency Evacuation - Are you legally compliant???

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Recent fire related disasters have once again highlighted the need for thorough fire risk assessments, suitable fire safety precautions and procedures to be in place, to avoid loss of human life – as seen in the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Care home owners have legal responsibilities, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, to ensure they have a detailed emergency plan for dealing with any fire situation.

This means carrying out a fire safety risk assessment that incorporates an emergency evacuation plan for all people likely to be on the premises, including disabled people, staff and visitors.

In no circumstances…

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