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BLS Lymphoedema Awareness Week
2nd - 6th March
This BLS annual event seeks to raise awareness of lymphoedema and the treatment options available. This year's "Pearls of Wisdom" campaign takes place from the 2nd to 6th March and coincides with International Lymphoedema Awareness Day on the 6th March.
Members are encouraged to hold local awareness events and to support this, a "Pearls of Wisdom" awareness pack is available for a donation from the BLS.
Are you running a local event? Email the details to the BLS and they will publicise on their website. For further details, click here.
Ask about the effect of carbon and cotton
JOBST forMen Ambition and JOBST forMen Explore are ready-to-wear RAL compression garments for the treatment of lymphoedema and vascular conditions. Both brands are available on the Drug Tariff in two RAL compression classes for below knee and in a range of colours.
New JOBST® Packaging
We are consolidating all JOBST ready-to-wear compression garment brands into one unified packaging design. This improved, robust and more compact design has already been implemented for the majority of the JOBST ready-to-wear brands. The remaining JOBST ready-to-wear brands will now be moving over to the new packaging, with no changes to the products, order codes or delivery times.
- JOBST® Bella™ Lite
- JOBST® UlcerCARE
The new and improved JOBST packaging will be seen for orders received from February 2015 and all orders will be received in the new packaging by October 2015. You can expect to receive the same trusted JOBST brand, with no changes to the product quality, measurements or order codes.
Update from CLSIG
Over the last two years much needed activities have been accomplished by the Childrens Lymphoedema Special Interest Group (CLSIG) such as completion of the Audit of Children Attending Lymphoedema Services and a directory of childrens lymphoedema services in the UK. Work has also started on the referral/ assessment protocol for children with lymphoedema and a consensus on treating children.
The lymphatics event was held in September at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. The day was a huge success bringing together children living with lymphoedema and their families for a fun-packed day filled with cheer and laughter.
For more information, please visit www.thebls.com
The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation
The Kington Leg club celebrated their 4th birthday in November. Joe Emms, BSN medical Account Manager attended the event, along with other supporters.
An updated and much improved Lindsay Leg Club Foundation website was recently launched, to provide enhanced network and support information.
Check out the NEW website: www.legclub.org/
Three Peaks Charity Challenge
Bunzl Healthcare senior management team, supported by Sarah Jenkins and Chris Dunning from BSN medical, successfully conquered the three peaks challenge, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The three peaks, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, and Skiddaw in the Lake District, challenged their physical fitness and endurance levels, hindered by poor weather conditions. Fog and pouring rain resulted in muddy boots and trousers but not dampened spirits.
Over £2,000 has been raised to support The Alzheimer’s Society, helping to fund research and care in the UK. Chris Dunning, Commercial Business Development Manager for BSN medical said “It was a gruelling challenge but we all worked together to reach the peak. Supporting Bunzl on this charity challenge, made an enjoyable and rewarding day”.
BLS Award Winner
At the recent BLS Conference, BSN medical were proud to once again sponsor the "Campaigning for Better Service Provision" award. The winner of the award was Debbie Allanson. Debbie is a Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse from the City Health Care Partnership CIC, Hull.
John Huddleston, BSN medical's Compression Therapy National Sales Manager, was pleased to present Debbie with her well deserved award in recognition of her dedication to improved service provision in her local region.
ACPSEM Courses - Current Taping Techniques for Sport
BSN medical is pleased to support The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) Current Taping Techniques for Sport courses with a range of taping and strapping products widely used in the sports sector. The courses run throughout the year and provide Physiotherapists, qualified and students, with practical skills in sport taping techniques.
This course teaches application techniques using products that include:
- Tensoplast® elastic adhesive bandage (EAB), used for joint and soft tissue strapping, support and immobilisation. The high quality, strong and extensible fabric makes it a preferred choice for professional athletes on match day.
- Strappal® zinc oxide tape, a recognised premium product used by therapists to immobilise joints.
- Leukotape® P made from rayon, a material that provides strong rigidity and is ideal for knee taping techniques
To find out when the next course is being held click here.
Exhibitions and Conferences
For a complete list of the exhibitions and conferences we are attending in 2015, please click here.
For a list of the website links we think you may find useful, please click here.