Entries by Forte Medical

Diagnostics: prevention, detection and treatment for the NHS Long Term Plan

The ABHI (Association of British HealthTech Industries) has released its Dx paper showing HealthTech’s role in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan. Case Study 8 features Peezy Midstream and how it is tackling the annual £122m currently wasted on unreliable urine testing across the UK NHS. Download the ABHI Dx Diagnostics Long Term Plan document […]

US Partnership Deal With Owen Mumford Announced

The partnership between Forte Medical and Owen Mumford USA was launched today at the OCTANe Medical Innovation Technology Forum (MTIF) at Newport Beach, CA 28-29 October 2019.  Introducing Peezy Midstream to the USA has long been an ambition of Forte Medical. Our disruptive and innovative MedTech called for a partner with experience, knowledge and a savvy mindset. We found […]

Antibiotics, better tests, UTI: Guardian publishes Forte response

A rise in persistent UTIs could be linked to antibiotic crackdown appeared in The Guardian on Saturday 5th October. As usual, no-one mentioned accurate basic specimen collection, which can lead to unwarranted specimen quality variation, failed analysis and less-than-targeted prescribing. Giovanna Forte had something to say. Click here to read her published letter.

The Practising Midwife AMR in pregnancy feature

Unreliable urine screening in pregnancy can lead to the prescribing of antibiotics that may not be needed. Our feature on page 12 of The Practising Midwife outlines the dangers of unnecessary antibiotic use in pregnancy and how antimicrobial resistance can be triggered in the womb. Accurate urine collection is a powerful tool to take women […]

The Lancet: UTI Guidelines are not followed

The Lancet: Lower Urinary Tract Infections (LUTS): Management Outcomes and Risk Factors for Antibiotic Re-prescription in Primary Care . This study (link here) states that implications of all the available evidence confirms that guidelines for investigation of UTI are not being followed, findings which chime with Forte Medical’s experience of UTI diagnosis. Simply, without an […]

Dr Liam Farrell, Primary Care Advisor to Forte Medical

Forte Medical is delighted to welcome Dr Liam Farrell as Advisor to the company on Primary Care matters. A UCD Graduate, Liam was a family doctor in Crossmaglen for 20 years and MacMillan Fellow in Palliative Care during the 1990s. His award-winning columns have been collected into an erudite, amusing and often touching book Are […]

MedTech Innovation Briefing: Peezy Midstream

Five years ago we met with NICE to find out how to generate a MedTech Innovation Briefing paper. “More evidence,” they said. “Oh, and a cost savings model and Clinical Champions will help too.” With all that and more, we are proud to announce the NICE MedTech Innovation Briefing paper for Peezy Midstream.

Clinical antenatal evidence: 70% false-positive reduction

When NHS West Hertfordshire Patient Safety Midwife Sylvia Bone found a Peezy Midstream kit in a cupboard, she called us to ask if she could run a trial. Of course, we said yes. Read about her astounding results at professional midwifery educational exemplar platform All4Maternity

GIRFT Pathology: Peezy Midstream in pre-operative screening

Tom Lewis, Consultant Microbiologist at North Devon NHS Trust and Pathology Lead for the Department of Health’s Getting It Right First Time programme (GIRFT), today posted on the GIRFT Pathology blog his initial findings of improved microbiology screening of pre-operative urine specimens using Peezy Midstream. Read his full report here. Existing clinical evidence supports the […]

Loyola Medical School Chicago publish Peezy Midstream clinical trial evidence

A clinical trial to ascertain reduced bacterial contamination in Peezy Midstream collected urine specimens has been published by the Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The Clinical Trial, a collaboration between Departments of Microbiology, Urology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, concludes that Peezy Midstream delivers a much better ‘clean catch’ midstream urine specimen than either traditional […]