The magic that is urine: why reliable specimens matter.

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The Forte Medical Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine

We are proud to be part of Urology Awareness Month this September:
“Clinical Innovation in Specimen Collection and Diagnostics”

Royal Society of Medicine
Tuesday 13 September 2016 – 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
A Urology Awareness Month Event

 

Imagine if blood specimens were delivered to the laboratory with mixed growth rates ranging from 0.38% to over 70%. Unlike blood specimen collection, there is no protocol for the collection of urine and this disparity in specimen quality is a reality across today’s NHS.

Like blood, urine is used for diagnosis and treatment that saves lives. Yet in this basic area of medicine, where 65 million urine specimens are analyzed annually in the UK, high numbers of unreliable specimens are wasting money and jeopardising the health of the nation.

Forte Medical is the leading designer of specimen collection systems that make right-first-time analysis, diagnosis and treatment implicit to routine medicine and this Forum, with the support and participation of The Urology Foundation, Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) and the South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA), will address the needs and incite debate around the adoption of improved collection processes.

Chaired by Dr Dawn Harper with an introduction from Louise de Winter, Chief Executive of The Urology Foundation, the Forum includes presentations by:
Miss Linda Collins, BSc MSc RN, Whittington Health NHS Trust, on the outcome of a three year, randomized, single blind comparative study on urine sampling method.

Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, Barts and The Royal London NHS Trust, on Quality Improvement Audit results around diligent specimen collection, associated hygiene and what improvements mean for clinician and patient.

Professor James Barlow, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare), Imperial College Business School, on how innovation can transform health outcomes, with implicit cost and efficiency savings.

There will also be a discussion panel with the above participants and other key opinion-formers in health and patient care, including Professor Alan Sinclair, Director of Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People, and Senior Editor of Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatrics and Gerontology, followed by audience Q&As.

Places are limited: to book, please contact:
Nicola Hyde +44 (0)7801 187757 forum@forte-medical.com

Note to Media Editors:
Forte Medical: Introducing an accurate, hygienic and dignified solution to an overlooked area of basic medicine has been the mission of Forte Medical for the past ten years. Co-founded by Giovanna Forte and her NHS GP brother, Dr Vincent Forte, it began with Dr Forte’s repeated problems in getting reliable midstream urine specimens from patients from which he could diagnose their symptoms and accurately treat. He designed a solution, the Peezy Midstream. Today, the Peezy is in use within over 40 NHS Trusts and the private healthcare system. Proud to make in Britain, Forte Medical has recently started exporting to the USA.

All media enquiries to Nicola Hyde

Forte Medical has moved!

Forte Medical logoFrom 30th October 2015, we have moved from our home of seven years to bigger, brighter premises:

Forte Medical Limited
12 Tabernacle Court
16-28 Tabernacle Street
London EC2A 4DD

Phone number to be advised; if you need to contact us, please e-mail Giovanna and Owen using hello@forte-medical.com

Midstream urine: the unsung hero of accurate diagnoses

Global online publisher news-medical.net interviewed Giovanna last year about the development and purpose of Peezy Midstream, the invention designed by NHS GP Dr Vincent Forte, her brother.

They have told us it has had thousands of hits and recently took the trouble to updated the piece, which you can read on the link below.

Midstream urine collection: an interview with Giovanna Forte

Thank you news-medical.net

Professor James Barlow

Accurate ketone analysis with Peezy Midstream

I have used a number of Peezy Midstreams and they are great. It certainly makes testing my ketones so much less messy and more hygienic.

The instructions are straightforward. The first one I was unable to take a big enough sample from but after that it’s been straightforward. It will certainly give a more accurate reading in pregnancy and is so easy to use with the majority of patients. In Derby Hospital they give me a cardboard pot with my name on to use and can have it sitting in the sampling room for sometime; I had to remind them on my last visit that my sample was still waiting to be checked after half an hour. ”

Philippa, ten weeks pregnant with acute sickness up to 20 times daily.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy (NVP). Read more about it at MamaAcademy