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Dementia, Long Nights and Wandering

Dementia, Long Nights and Wandering

Dementia, Long Nights and Wandering As dementia progresses, progressive loss of cognitive function becomes more apparent. With long, dark nights over winter difficulties in understanding time increase. Readers of my blog will know that I am supporting my mother to...

Will we see you at Med-Tech Innovation Expo?

Will we see you at Med-Tech Innovation Expo?

Will we see you at Med-Tech Innovation Expo? The countdown has begun, our panels are designed, the brochures printed and hotel booked so we are almost ready to go. Pym's Consultancy don't make a habit of having trade stands, in fact this is the only event at which we...

Is your product an ugly baby?

Is your product an ugly baby?

Is your product an ugly baby? You’ve been working in your laboratory/office/workshop/shed/garage for years and you believe that the baby you have created is beautiful. What you see is: You think everyone will want your baby. The NHS will want to purchase your product,...

MEETINGS: Stop, Look and Listen

MEETINGS: Stop, Look and Listen

A short story which most of us will recognise. I awoke this morning feeling distinctly frustrated and annoyed, not how you want to start the day. Why did I feel like this first thing on a Monday morning, when I am about to start another week of work, in a job that I...

Detail on Pharmaceutical and Med Tech Regulation in the UK

Detail on Pharmaceutical and Med Tech Regulation in the UK

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK government body which oversees the regulation of medicines and medical devices. From over-the-counter medicines to pacemakers and defibrillators, the MHRA works to ensure all products are safe...

Medical device entry and licensing in the United Kingdom

Medical device entry and licensing in the United Kingdom

Medical device market entry and licensing is an area of increasing importance as the field expands and more stringent procedures are needed to keep companies regulated and patients safe. The market for medical devices The market for medical devices continues to boom...

The transformation of UK healthcare

The transformation of UK healthcare

The healthcare sector is well known for being in a state of constant flux. Innovations in technology, research, and policies - both locally and nationally - mean that healthcare providers must constantly adapt. The healthcare industry presents unique and numerous...

Diabetes – It’s not just numbers.

Diabetes – It’s not just numbers.

I had another conversation yesterday with an entrepreneur who has an innovation to support the management of diabetes. This is not uncommon, on average I spend half my working week speaking to, or working with entrepreneurs working in this field, with approximately 2...

Mild Cognitive Impairment – Minding the Gaps

Mild Cognitive Impairment – Minding the Gaps

A Personal History of Filling the Deficits and Seeking Diagnosis Supporting a friend or family member who has declining cognitive function is hard for anyone. To begin with everyone has their own quirks, and occasional odd behaviours which can be seen as a character...

Are we really commissioning for outcomes in wound care?

Are we really commissioning for outcomes in wound care?

In this week’s issue of the Nursing Times there are 2 very useful and informative articles by Annemarie Brown on wound care: Phases of the wound healing process and The principles of holistic wound assessment . What occurs to me, as a non-clinician, is that I rarely...