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New Appointment: Finance Director

Martin Critchfield joined CliniMed in 2008 having previously held Finance roles with companies in the Computer Communication and Promotional Marketing industries. His first role at CliniMed was as Accounting Manager heading up the Finance team. In January 2020, Martin became Head of Finance and in September 2020, Finance Director.

He joined CliniMed as a newly qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant, and during his time at CliniMed, Martin gained a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with the Open University.

Martin is married to Tina and has two teenagers Michael and Emily as well as a very excitable Labrador/Collie cross.

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New Appointment: Clinical & Patient Services Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Wright as Clinical and Patient Services Director with effect from 1st September 2020.

Stephen joined us in August 2019, bringing with him extensive clinical expertise gained during more than 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS. He has been published in a variety of nursing journals and contributed to several book chapters, relating to post-operative colorectal surgical patient care and stoma care.

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Why Choose Careflex?

Since 1995 CareFlex has been manufacturing specialist seating; we understand the importance of balancing comfort, pressure relief, posture management and independence. 

Specialist seating is more than just a chair. Specialist seating is complex, it is challenging, and it can be overwhelming. But we are here to support you every step of the way.

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Positive Changes at FMP

It is clear that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in history for many of but at FMP we have fortunately been able to continue operating throughout these difficult times. During our operations in the challenging scenarios that we have been presented with, we have done our utmost best to stay positive and look to the future with high hopes.

With a new look website and a great deal of change recently occurring in society we thought it would be a great time to take a look at the positive alterations that we have implemented at our facilities. Click the link to take a look at the list of productive adjustments which have occurred so far during the year of 2020 at FMP.

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Celebrating 20 years of Bhavini Patel

Just over 20 years ago, Bhavini Patel walked onto the Welland factory floor for the second time. Her son was 2 months old. Her new role was as a machine operator, but unlike the last time, when she’d been in a temporary role, this time it was permanent. She didn’t realise at the time just how permanent.

Today Bhavini is a lead machine setter for half of our automated stoma product manufacturing lines. She’s responsible for training and managing the operating staff and making sure production targets are met. It’s been quite a journey, and as she says, “I never thought I’d be where I am now.”

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A Roundup Of CliniMed News From Throughout The COVID Pandemic

Work From Home Series

From March, we were instructed as a country that people should start working from home where it was possible to do so. As a company, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and safeguard the welfare of our staff, many of our team members began working from home.

This was a brand-new way of working for many of us, but it went incredibly well and there were no interruptions to the services we provide.

As you may have seen on our social media channels (CliniMed’s Facebook, SecuriCare’s FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn) we asked some of our Patient Services and Business Development team members to send us some photos of them working from home. We thought it might be nice to share a few friendly faces that you might have spoken to throughout lockdown!

We may not be in the office right now, but we are #HereForYouFromHome.

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How Ostomates Can Benefit From The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

The sunflower lanyard scheme was created in 2016 and rolled out at London Gatwick airport to help staff identify passengers who may need extra assistance, due to a hidden illness or disability. The lanyard is a discreet nod for acknowledging a hidden disability, without the wearer having to explain. Sunflowers are a sign of positivity, are gender neutral and joyful – which is why it was the chosen flower!

What started as a way to make airports more accessible has now turned into a globally recognised symbol.

Along with the lanyard, there are also many cards you can use to help signal an illness or disability. Whether it’s hearing loss, face cover exemption, diabetes, or a visual impairment for example, you can get a medical ID card. If you’re travelling with a stoma and are anxious about being stopped and questioned about your condition, you can take a travel certificate with you – we have one available for download here: travel section.

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Don’t delay … order now for Pre-Christmas delivery!

Christmas is coming and we would like to inform you of the scheduled shutdown of the Helapet facility over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

We will be closed from Friday 25th December until Friday 1st January. We will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021.

For us to despatch any orders required before the Christmas holiday period, please follow the link for our schedule:

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The Nurse Who Inspired Me by Jo Jackson

My interest in caring began at a young age when I joined the St Johns Ambulance Service – I was eleven! I would attend local events such as the annual carnival with them, and I would always have a fully stocked first aid kit at home and enjoyed practicing my bandaging techniques on my family.

When I left school one of my first jobs included working as a care assistant in a residential home. I really enjoyed this role and realised I would like to get into the care profession. I initially joined the hospital nurse bank which then led to a permanent role as a Nursing Auxiliary on a busy medical ward. This is where I met Sister Sue.

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Designing Medical Devices

Of all the things in the world you could design, why choose medical devices? We spoke to one of our junior product design engineers, Nadeem Hussain to find out

Nadeem joined our Research & Development team in 2019. Since then, he has learnt a lot about the medical device industry and how it can push you to develop your design and problem-solving skills. He has shared his experience for anyone wanting to understand where a career in industrial design/product design may lead them.

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