Following our Investors in People assessment, we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved… We invest in people gold accreditation at both CliniMed and SecuriCare.
This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to investing in our people; without our staff, we would not be able to achieve this. Only 26% of organisations achieve gold IiP accreditation. At the crux of it, it means that everyone is involved in supporting each other and doing their best to make work better.
The Investors in People assessment was an excellent opportunity to hear from the team, and we are so pleased that our scores have improved across all areas and our overall benchmark has also risen. But we will keep improving and keep moving forward!
Welland Medical Ltd – one of the CliniMed Group of companies – manufactures CliniMed stoma pouches for distribution all over the world; delivered to customers’ doors by home delivery services, including SecuriCare.
In this short interview, Welland explain how they develop and manufacture innovative products that are designed to suit the needs of people living with a stoma.
We’re thrilled to welcome Caroline Rudoni to CliniMed/SecuriCare. Caroline joins us as our new Patient & Clinical Services Director (Designate).
Caroline has had an impressive 30-year career in stoma care across hospital, community and commercial settings. Caroline joined us in January 2022, after a career with Convatec/Amcare and we’re thrilled to have her on board. We’re excited to see her share her experience and expertise with us to continue our mission to make positive changes within the industry.
Fowler’s Syndrome is a rare disease despite being the most common cause of urinary retention in young females.
The symptoms caused by inability to empty the bladder may include back pain, suprapubic pain (pain above the bladder) and dysuria (burning and discomfort whilst passing urine) as a result of urinary tract infection.
The cause of Fowler’s Syndrome remains unknown and is currently the subject of research.
“The Christmas period can be a tough time to approach especially when you have a stoma. Remember: you are not alone.” – SecuriCare Stoma Care Nurse
In this blog, a Stoma Care Nurse discusses ‘Managing Your Stoma At Christmas’
Christmas can be a happy and sad time for some people, and you might feel you need that extra emotional support. There’s a lot of support available during this time, please contact your Stoma Care Nurse to point you in the right direct. Colostomy UK can help put you in touch with someone else with a stoma to talk to. Remember: you are not alone.
Would you like to work for a Gold accredited Investors in People company and find out how you can make a difference to our customers? If so, then come along to our Recruitment Open Day and find out more about our roles and what it is like to work for us.
CliniMed Limited distribute and market a wide range of stoma, urology, continence and wound care products. SecuriCare (Medical) Limited provides a free of charge home delivery service for all makes and brands of stoma and continence care products. We also employ a specialist stoma care nursing team who deliver care within the hospital and community across the UK. We are recruiting for people who have a passion for wanting to improve the quality of lives of our customers.
Follow the link to view current opportunities.
At SecuriCare, we provide a free home delivery service for all your prescription stoma and continence needs. We deliver all makes and brands of products, so no matter what you use, we’ll deliver it direct to your door.
Our service is tailored to fit your needs and we provide a wide range of complimentary items to help support your daily needs and make your life easier.
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.
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.
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.