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The value of urinalysis in antenatal settings

Informative article in The Practising Midwife by Editor and Senior Midwifery Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire, Anna Byrom, reviewing the evidence and practice around this important area of health in the ante-natal sector. Full article can be found in the March issue below on page eight

New study concludes midstream urine optimises point of care accuracy

An interesting study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care which concludes: “MSU samples should be used in general practice for optimal accuracy of POC tests.” Click here for more information Sampling of urine for diagnosing urinary tract infection in general practice – First-void or mid-stream urine? Hoelmkjaer Pernille, Bjerrum Lars, Mäkelä Marjukka, […]

Comment: The Basic Diagnostic Failure That Affects 1 in 3 Women

Its time to reignite our NHS! Now our beloved health system has been blessed with new funding, we can furnish every hospital and GP practice with the latest digital technology and AI. We can burnish the reputations of our healthcare leaders because they have modernized patient care.  It seems it is so much easier to […]

Comment On Incentivising Companies To Develop New Antibiotics

It is very interesting to read that pharma companies are to be incentivised to develop new antibiotics to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A significant yet consistently overlooked contribution to the problem of AMR is unreliable urine collection and analysis, which leads to the staggeringly high rates of broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing that is fuelling the AMR […]

GoToGrow – The Mayor’s International Business Programme

We are delighted to have joined the Mayor’s International Business Programme as part of their 11th Cohort of the Go To Grow programme. Partly funded by the ERDF, the Programme supports innovative SMEs helps scale-up to expand overseas.  Over the next 12 months, we will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, attend trade missions […]

ABHI Reception – The Role of HealthTech In Saving Lives

We attended the ABHI Parliamentary Reception last night and CEO Giovanna Forte had the opportunity to speak with The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about how Forte Medical’s technology could save the NHS £1.2bn in unnecessary retesting of urine samples, cancellation of operations, over prescribing of unnecessary […]

Maximising our MedTech Might

The benefits of working with the NIHR are clearly demonstrated through past posts and this is the latest to come out of Forte Medical NIHR partnership… “CEO of Forte Medical, describes how the NIHR supported her company to generate clinical evidence for the Peezy™ Mid-Stream Urine device – an easier, cleaner and more reliable urine […]

IPC 2019 – We’re Exhibiting!

The future of preventative care, infection control, antimicrobial resistance and patient safety are routinely undermined by lazy attitudes towards urine collection, the most common diagnostic process.    Despite mounting evidence to support the need for a respected protocol, incumbent methods are failing modern medicine, patient health and the work of diligent clinicians. Want to know […]

Comment On NHS Long Term Plan

Today’s NHS Long Term Plan rightly focuses on prevention, not least to introduce ways of making healthy living and exercise integral to patient lives. But surely these lessons should start within the education system? Teaching pupils the basics of health economics and nutrition, how to cook, the value (or not) of each food group and […]