Dementia is a progressive disease that leads to memory loss, confusion and communication problems. It can be confusing for not only the dementia sufferer but also their family and friends. To increase awareness of the disease, the Alzheimer’s Society has created an annual Dementia Awareness Week which takes place this week.
World Health Day 2016
-Thursday, April 7, 2016
Today, Thursday 7th April 2016 is World Health Day which is a global health awareness day celebrated every year under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO). This year, World Health Day is dedicated to raising awareness of diabetes in the hope that we can finally beat it.
Around the world, it is estimated that 347 million people suffer from diabetes and the prevalence is growing, particularly in low and middle income countries. The WHO projects that by 2030, diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in the world as the disease caused 1.5 million deaths in 2012.
With the four day Easter break upon us, many families will be celebrating the event with family, friends and of course lots of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. We know it is easy for your health to drop off your to-do list but this blog post is going to help you stay well and healthy over the bank holiday weekend with these four simple steps...
Last month Repton Medical traveled to San Diego, California to attend the 2016 Posey Global Sales Conference. The four day conference involved team building, meetings, product training and an awards ceremony. We are happy to announce that Repton Medical was awarded “Largest Growth in Patient Safety and Falls Management” at the ceremony.
UK Baby Friendly Accreditation
-Wednesday, February 24, 2016
In recent news, Unicef UK has introduced a new opportunity for neonatal units to achieve the Baby Friendly accreditation!
This exciting opportunity has arisen for neonatal units following the receipt of a grant to Unicef UK from the Burdett Trust. The £110,000 grant intended to be used over three years is proposed to empower neonatal nurses with the knowledge and skills to promote breast-feeding/breast milk use, to deliver a transformational cultural shift and to bring parents and nursing staff together to care for the babies.
News: Zika Virus Outbreak
-Wednesday, January 27, 2016
One of the top stories in the world health news at the moment is the alarming threats of the Zika virus which is likely to spread across Americas. The virus, which causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headaches, has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America.
Happy New Year
-Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Happy New Year to all our customers, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your loyal custom in 2015. Repton Medical has an exciting year ahead and we would like to give you a sneak-peak of what’s instore for 2016.
Here at Repton Medical we do not only supply healthcare products to the NHS, care homes and the community, we also now supply a range of products to the veterinary and pet care industry. Veterinary Medical Supplies has been established to cater to vets and pet owners, to improve animal well being and safety.
For those who have Father’s, ‘thinking outside the box’ is becoming more difficult. Usual Father’s Day gifts involve socks, boxers, chocolates and drinks. However, this Father’s Day we are showing you the gifts that can actually change your father’s life in terms of safety and protection in the home environment.
-Wednesday, December 17, 2014
As Christmas Eve is only 1 week away we wanted to spread the festivity to wish all of our loyal customers and readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Repton Medical thanks you for your custom in 2014 and we hope to continue throughout 2015.
There are many exciting blogs coming your way in January which include
- New product launches
- International conference diaries
- How to stay fit for Spring
- Clinical case studies
- NHS news stories
To make sure you stay alert for our upcoming blog posts in the New Year, please visit our Twitter page where you can be updated on all ours news and events.