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Inside a Gastroenterology Hospital Setting

22nd July, 2024
Gastroenterology within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This includes conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas,...
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Inside a Obstetrics Hospital Setting

15th July, 2024
Obstetrics within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK focuses on the care of pregnant women, their unborn babies, labor and delivery, and the immediate postpartum period. It is a branch of medicine that works closely with gynecology, which...
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Still No Microscope Drape Supply?

8th July, 2024
Niche Healthcare Microscope Drape Supply and Enquiries Did you know that we supply Microscope covers and drapes? This year, Niche Healthcare has expanded our supply range, introducing various different sies and specifications of the drapes, following many, many requests for...
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Maternity Care Receives £35M Investment

8th July, 2024
Maternity Care Receives £35 Million Government Investment This year, the UK Government announced a new ‘£35 million in the UK’s maternity services.’ They pledged to have these funds invested in maternity care over the course of the next 3 years,...
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How Will The General Election Affect The NHS?

8th July, 2024
The general election has caused a sort of up-roar across the United Kingdom, with all the parties promising different things. However, all parties have raised a similar action plan, with the NHS at the centre of their manifesto. But what...
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Healthcare Professionals Demand Pharmacy Supply Improvement

8th July, 2024
It is no secret that the NHS has been under pressure since the Pandemic in 2020. And still, we are seeking the repercussions of such a backlog. Not only are appointments and check-ups in such high demand, despite such long...
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Could Ketamine Be The Answer To Baby Blues?

8th July, 2024
Postnatal depression, or baby blues as it is commonly referred too, is extremely common amongst new and existing mothers. The symptoms of this often include low mood, sadness, irritability, loss of appetite and overwhelming sadness. In efforts to reduce the...
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£2.5 billion of day-to-day revenue funded for NHS England

8th July, 2024
The 2024 Spring Budget carried two large announcements for the NHS and medical sectors across the UK. In their spring budget, the government revealed that there was an additional £2.5 billion of daily revenue funding being put into the NHS...
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Inside a Rheumatology Hospital Setting

8th July, 2024
Rheumatology is a medical specialty within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing rheumatic diseases and conditions. These conditions primarily affect the joints, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. Here are key aspects...
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Inside an Ophthalmology Hospital

3rd July, 2024
Ophthalmology is a specialized branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of eye diseases and disorders. Within hospitals, ophthalmology departments provide a range of services, including: Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions: Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat a...
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Surgical Instruments Used in Surgery

1st July, 2024
In hospitals, a wide array of surgical instruments and equipment are essential for performing various procedures. Here are some of the most frequently used surgical tools and their functions:   Essential Surgical Instruments 1. Scalpel: A small, sharp knife used...
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Life For African Mothers Charity

7th June, 2024
We are delighted to have had the chance to work with the Life for African Women charity. The charity is centred around helping women and babies in sub-Saharan Africa during and after labour. They work to encourage safe practices to...
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Treating Jaundice In Newborns

24th May, 2024
Bilirubin Jaundice Meter What is bilirubin? Bilirubin is a yellowish pigment that forms as a by product of the breakdown of red blood cells in the body. It's produced in the liver and then excreted from the body in bile....
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Special Gifts for Bereavement

8th May, 2024
In Quarter one, we released a Bereavement product range to our customers. The Bereavement products were created with the thought of grieving and longing parents in mind. We want to encourage parents to savour the memory of their children who...
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Good News – Welsh Heel Warmer Contract!

8th May, 2024
We have some exciting new to share. Our Niche Infant Heel Warmers have been contracted with all Welsh Health Boards! This means, you will be seeing a lot more of the Heel Warmers over in Welsh hospitals. Certain Welsh health...
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Let’s Talk Ongoing Projects….

8th May, 2024
Over the past 6 months, Niche Healthcare has been busy with all sorts of new customer enquiries for hundreds of different products. But with all this chaos, we have also been given some amazing opportunities to work with and supply...
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Quarter 1 Product Enquiries!

3rd May, 2024
In the past few months, we have been receiving heaps of new products enquiries; can you supply this? What about this? We need these as well! A lot of the products we have been able to supply, and a lot...
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Perfect Designs For Paediatric Wards

19th April, 2024
For young children, the idea of visiting the hospital can be frightening, even if its just a check-up or a pit-stop. Now imagine how the children who are consistently in an out of hospitals for treatments and support. Hospitals are...
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Do we supply Charitable Funds?

12th April, 2024
Did you know that we work with multiple NHS Charitable Funds within the trusts to ensure they can get all the best products for their charitable projects? We have been working with charitable funds for a few years now where...
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Loud Noises and Newborns

5th April, 2024
Newborns are generally quite sensitive to loud noises as their auditory system is continuing to develop. Because of this, they often startle by sudden, unexpected loud noises. Premature babies often have heightened sensitivity to loud noises due to the immaturity...
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Custom Nursing Knowledge Cards

22nd March, 2024
Customisable Nursing Knowledge Cards! We created a set of 5 nursing knowledge cards that each include little reminders and methods commonly used in paediatric and neonatal nursing. The set of 5 cards each contain a different aspect of nursing that...
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

8th March, 2024
This march, we are raising awareness for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer affects women’s ovaries, typically over the age of 50. However, anyone who has ovaries is at risk of developing ovarian cancer. The ovaries are 2 tiny organs in a...
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Menopause For Men?

23rd February, 2024
What is Menopause? A Menopause is something that happens to a woman naturally between the ages of around 45 to 55 years old. It is where your period will stop due to lower hormone levels. In some cases, it can...
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Understanding Colic in Babies

2nd February, 2024
What is colic? Colic is a term used to describe severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen, typically caused by the gastrointestinal tract. It is a common condition that can affect individuals of all ages, but it is most commonly...
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Commercial Shipping Delays

24th January, 2024
What Is Happening On The Red Sea? The Houthis, who control much of Yemen, have attacked dozens of ships in the major waterway since November, disrupting international maritime trade and raising concern about the impact on the global economy. Due...
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Learning Routine With Dementia

19th January, 2024
  The Role of Dementia Clocks in Enhancing Quality of Life Dementia is a condition that deeply affects not only those diagnosed but also their loved ones. It brings about cognitive decline, memory loss, and a disconnection from reality that...
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Still Using Latex Bands?

5th January, 2024
The Use of Latex Within Hospitals. As of 2008, the NHS has been undergoing changes in equipment to non-latex alternatives. This comes as a way to reduce the overall risk of reactions in both patients and healthcare professionals. Those with...
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NeoSAFE: Infant Feeding Maturity

3rd January, 2024
Infant feeding maturity is a developmental process that involves the baby’s ability to feed safely and effectively. It is an important aspect of their early growth and well-being: also known as suck-swallow-breathe coordination. The device allows for measurements to be...
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Nipple Shields: Need To Know

15th December, 2023
What are nipple shields? Nipple shields are breastfeeding accessories that are designed to assist mothers who may be experiencing difficulties or discomfort while nursing their babies.  Nipple Shields are typically made of thin, flexible materials such as Latex or Silicone...
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Therapy: What’s The Benefit?

1st December, 2023
Therapy, also known as counselling or psychotherapy, can provide numerous benefits for individuals dealing with various mental and emotional challenges. The benefits of therapy can be transformative and include: Improved mental health: Therapy can help individuals manage and alleviate symptoms...
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5 Ways To Be More Organised

24th November, 2023
We all have them moments where were running late, we’ve left something at home, or we can’t find what we need. It's called being unorganised. It's easy to find an excuse for not being organised- ‘I'll do it in the...
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The Affect Of Blue Light

24th November, 2023
How many hours do you spend exposed to technology every day? Sometimes we don’t want to admit it, but we are spending far too much time on our phones or watching tv or on the computer. We are so engrossed...
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Going Paperless With Fujitsu

24th November, 2023
Paper wastage is something all companies should be avoiding. Striving to go paperless is ideally the end goal that all companies and offices should work towards. This can save companies money and build up a good reputation by helping the...
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Lenovo- Healthcare Made Digital

24th November, 2023
Lenovo have been big competitors in the tech industry for decades now. They have dominate the market with a variety of their products, including the think vision laptops, PC’s and monitoring systems. Their focus has been solely on IT and...
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Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2023

24th November, 2023
This week, we attended out very first Maternity and Midwifery festival, where we had out own stall as Niche Healthcare. We were joined by the likes of 11 other incredible companies, including All4Maternity and Cuddle Cot. The day before the...
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Mastitis Whilst Breastfeeding

24th November, 2023
Breastfeeding is a crucial part to any baby’s growth and development, whether it is straight from the breast or from a bottle. It provides babies with the nutrients they need as the develop. But, there are some things that can...
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Are You Aware of PREM 7?

24th November, 2023
To help reduce the number of preterm infant deaths and brain injuries, PREM 7 was introduced. The 7 steps that should be taken after an infant is born pre-term were laid out with the aim to help enforce a process...
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Waste Hand Sanitiser?

24th November, 2023
Panic Buying 2020 saw sales for hand sanitiser skyrocket and why was that? Covid-19. With the pandemic in full force, the country began to panic buy hand sanitiser. So much was bought that shelves were empty and there was a...
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PICU Vs NICU

24th November, 2023
In the hospital environment, acronyms are like a second language. But for an outsider, or a patient visitor, you may be wondering what they actually mean. You may be familiar with the acronyms NICU and PICU, but have no idea...
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Deciding Between A Hospital Or Home Birth

24th November, 2023
Over the past years, home births have become a more appealing option for parents. For some, it may be the idea of being surrounded by their home comforts, or for others, it may be their wish to have the baby...
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What Are The Types of Hepatitis?

24th November, 2023
Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver, often caused by different viruses. The effects of Hepatitis can result in a number of different health problems. There are five main strands of the Hepatitis virus, which can be depicted as Hepatitis...
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Understanding Care In Neonatal

24th November, 2023
Caring for babies and infants can be very complex and it is crucial that they get the right level of care. But, what are the levels of neonatal care available? What care should your baby be getting and how do...
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Why Use A Peanut Ball During Pregnancy?

24th November, 2023
More commonly referred to Birthing balls or exercise balls, Peanut balls can indeed be significantly beneficial for pregnant women. Similar to stability balls but they are shaped like a peanut to provide support and stability during labour and delivery. Here’s...
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Baby Loss Awareness Month

24th November, 2023
Baby Loss Awareness Month is observed in October each year. It is a time dedicated to raising awareness about pregnancy and infant loss and providing support to those who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or...
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Protection Against Infection

17th November, 2023
How to prevent the spread of infections? Preventing the spread of infections is essential to maintain public health and reduce the risk of illness. In the colder months, illnesses are spread much easier and a lot more frequently. The specific...
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Recommended Maternity Products!

3rd November, 2023
Top Maternity Accessories Recommend By us! Pregnancy and labour come with A LOT of side effects and symptoms: nausea, tiredness, aches & pains, to name only a few. We understand that not all pregnant women will experience the side effects,...
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Should I Breastfeed My Newborn?

11th August, 2023
We understand that breastfeeding can be difficult, typically for new mums. It can be painful and sore, and just very uncomfortable. Because of this, it is common for mothers to not breastfeed their baby. Although breastfeeding is not compulsory, there...
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Nursing Cards For Students

21st July, 2023
We are coming to the end of the educational year for lots of people across the world, and this includes those training and hoping for a job within the NHS. For those hoping to work with neonates and paediatrics, we...
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Do Colours Provoke Emotion?

2nd June, 2023
Not many people would associate colour with health, they just don’t see the correlation. Well, colour actually plays quite a big part in health, especially the healthcare environment. Majority of people will associate different colours with different feelings and emotions....
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How Can An Apprenticeship Help After School?

29th July, 2022
What is an Apprenticeship and what does it have to offer? Apprenticeships offer an educational learning alongside on-the-job experience and training. Finding the right apprenticeship for you is critical and will take time and effort on your part. Apprentices will...
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