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Giovanna Forte elected joint VP, British Association of Women Entrepreneurs

The British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE) announced this week the election of Giovanna Forte as joint Vice President with fellow female founder Hellen Ward. “Giovanna is an #innovator, #inventor, successful #marketeer, #entrepreneur and a ‘getting things done’ person.” said Rachel Cappuccini, spokesperson for BAWE. Giovanna is delighted to have accepted the role and looks […]

Forte Medical joins ABHI UK Healthcare Pavilion

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) recently launched the UK Healthcare Pavilion, a single platform to unite MedTech companies with the UK healthcare sectors, both NHS and private. Forte Medical is very happy to have joined such an august and respected portfolio of companies, providers and innovators.  Our entry features films about our technology […]

2018 Loyola Chicago, USA: A clinical trial to ascertain reduced bacterial contamination in Peezy Midstream collected urine specimens

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA 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 methods or the use of an antibacterial wipe used before a patient provides the specimen. A Cross-sectional […]

2019 Northern Devon NHS Trust: Use of Peezy to improve quality of urine culture

Northern Devon NHS Trust and GIRFT Microbiology Report Tom Lewis, Microbiology Consultant at Northern Devon NHS Trust and Microbiology Lead for NHS England’s Getting It Right First Time programme ran an evaluation to assess the efficacy of Peezy Midstream in a pre-operative orthopaedic setting. The report concludes that Peezy Midstream reduces mixed growth, providing more […]

2018: West Hertfordshire Antenatal Clinics: 70% reduction of false-positive dipped urines

West Hertfordshire NHS Trust Routine Antenatal Screening Peezy Midstream is proven to deliver a 70% reduction in false-positive dipped urines in antenatal setting, with commensurate financial savings on unnecessary microbiology investigations, repeat tests, repeat appointments and associated resources. Sylvia Bone, Patient Safety Midwife at NHS West Hertfordshire ran a trial across 645 women as part […]

2017 National Institute for Health Research Usability Study

The NHS NIHR Usability Study was commissioned by the West Midlands AHSN I collaboration with Birmingham University NHS Trust and the Trauma Management Healthcare Technology Cooperative. Highlights 100% Patients found instructions clear 94% Peezy collects Midstream easily 94% Patients were confident using Peezy 88% Needed no further instruction 88% Would be comfortable using Peezy again […]

2013 Pennine Hospital NHS: Peezy at Ease: urology clinic mixed growth reduction from 23% to 5%

Result: reduction in mixed growth from 23% to average 5% Patient satisfaction indicates that the Peezy Midstream is a welcome innovation. Spillage is minimised and toilet hygiene maintained for general infection prevention. The improvement in reliable results was impressive suggesting a significant financial saving due to the common nature of the investigation in LUTS assessment. […]

2017 Royal Surrey NHS County Hospital: Midstream Urine in Obstetrics: reduction from 6.7% to 2.5%

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust, Guildford Dr Michelle Jie, ST1 Obstatrics & Gynaecology Dr Michael Adamczyk, ST3 Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dr Karen Morton, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Introduction Urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect up to approximately one fifth of women at some point in their life1. The incidence is even higher in the […]

2017 Barts NHS Hospital London: Urine sample contamination from 23% to 1.5% using Peezy Midstream

Quality Improvement Audit: Specimen mixed growth reduced from 17% to 1.5% A comparative historic Quality Improvement Audit of specimens collected in Urology Clinic, with results recorded in Microbiology: Peezy Midstream was used by patients required to provide a midstream urine specimen (MSU). The lids of the urine specimen containers were marked with a coloured sticker […]