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From NAEP to Health+Care to Brexit - Silvalea in focus

From NAEP to Health+Care to Brexit - Silvalea in focus

Friday 8th July 2016

It seems quite a while since NAEP conference now. There has been so much going on in the last few weeks. New contracts and new hires have taken up a lot of our time. We have visited the Health+Care Show at the Excel Centre London, where IT based in-home care was a big topic of conversation, as was care recruitment and of course the exit vote from the EU.

It would seem that after the initial wobble the country is actually in a great place with UK manufacturing up. Investors still have faith in UK as FTSE 100 index rose 1.1 per cent yesterday. China still keen for a trade agreement. So for companies such as ourselves with a strong export trade it is reassuring.

Other topics of conversation at both show's was the flexibility of e-Learning for clinicians and woven labels for laundered transfer aids. Contamination is still such a huge issue and rigorous laundry practices at high temperatures are vital.

Silvalea offers both of these facilities so it was very satisfying to hear so much positivity regarding these two subjects.

Our e-Learning and e-Assessments programmes have seen a lot of take up this year with OT’s, M&H advisors, care staff and our dealers/distributors. The initial reluctance for a dial in consultation is swiftly overcome once our clinicians and customers have experienced the HD imagery and free flowing interaction between themselves and our product experts.

Woven labels of course are a big subject in our industry, reusable products require frequent laundering at high temperatures to remove any possible cross contamination. Using traditional printed labels has meant that transfer products have been at risk of being condemned due to fading specification labels. Woven labels remove this risk.

Silvalea was one of the first British sling manufactures to implement woven labels and from the end of this year (2016) all of our transfer aids and slings will be manufactured with woven labels as standard.

If you would like to arrange a visit, bespoke training, e-Assement or would just like a chat with a member of our team about our products and services, do drop us a line at customerservices@silvalea.com