Big welcome to Mandy McMaster to the MacGregor Family. Mandy joins as our Key Account Manager for Scotland and Ireland, graduating with a Pharmacology Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.
BBUK July Newsletter
We are delighted to be included in the BBUK July newsletter on Page 10, where we are featured as winning 3rd place in the Look Good Feel Good awards recently at ACA Harrogate.
ACPGBI 2019 Congratulations to the winner of the How Steady is your hand? challenge with an impressive time of 43 seconds. Elena had the pleasure of presenting Mr Michael Shinkwin from Cardiff with his Amazon Kindle. #healthcare #conference #irrigation #clinicaleducation #congratulations
Come along and speak with the Qufora team at stand 18 at the ACPGBI which is being held at The Convention Centre Dublin, 1st to the 3rd of July.
“The focus this year is on education, training, research and innovation. Practical aspects and novel approaches in the subspecialty areas of pelvic floor, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer will be addressed, as well as sessions on the provision of emergency care.”
The Convention Centre Dublin
North Wall Quay
World Continence Day - Coventry
Alison is attending the World Continence Day event in Coventry today. Looking great. Spreading the Qufora story and helping people live a more fulfilled life. #irrigation #clinicaleducation
Welcome to the MacGregor Family!
We are delighted to welcome Tracy Reid as Customer Care Manager and Olivia Reid as Customer Care Assistant to the MacGregor family. Both Tracy and Olivia come to join us with retail experience and have already proven to be valuable members of the MacGregor team.
ACA and Bladder and Bowel UK - Look Good Feel Good award
We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded third place in the Look Good Feel Good awards at ACA Harrogate this year for our new Qufora Irrisedo Klick system. This award is an annual joint award between ACA and Bladder and Bowel UK with the judges coming from a varied background of Specialist Nurses, Allied Health Professionals (both adult and paediatric clinicians), charity and lay representation, only products that are exhibited at the ACA Conference, that have been launched since the last ACA Conference or which have not been exhibited at an ACA Conference previously are eligible for the award. There were numerous entries this year so we are thrilled and excited to be in the top 3!
Thank you to all the team at ACA and Bladder and Bowel UK for another fabulous conference. irrigation clinicaleducation values BBUK ACA healthcare teamwork specialist conference
ERIC Roadshow - Powys
ERIC’s second regional roadshow aims to offer training to healthcare professionals with all levels of expertise in paediatric continence. We are offering two streams of workshops – stream 1 offers fundamental knowledge whilst stream 2 may be suitable for the more experienced continence practitioner. Workshops must be selected at the time of booking and can be chosen from either stream.
Come along and speak to Alison who would be delighted to talk about all things Qufora.
The Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
PREVENTING AND TREATING OBSTETRIC ANAL SPHINCTER INJURIES IN CHILDBIRTH Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham
A multidisciplinary study day organised by the MASIC Foundation with leading speakers, reflecting the diverse professional roles required to coordinate and deliver effective and individualised care for women experiencing Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI). The study day is open to OASI mothers and
professionals, with relevance to students and registered professionals in midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, mental health, obstetrics, urogynaecology
and pelvic floor surgery, among others.
It was with great excitement that we welcomed not just our UK Sales team to the MacGregor head office this week, but also some of our wonderful Danish and German team.
Thank you to all, a fantastic global team helping people live a more fulfilled life.
West of Scotland Specialist Trainee Teaching Event
Come along to see Chantelle and Elena who would love to speak to you about all things Qufora.
This event is being hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in the William Cullen Room and Clinical Skills Lab
Preventing and Treating Obstetric and Sphincter Injuries in Childbirth
The MacGregor team are Golden sponsors and here to support MASIC in London today. Our own Brigitte Collins is on the agenda presenting. Good luck Brigitte and the team. #sponsors #irrigation #education
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC)
Thursday, 9 May 2019
10.00 – 16.30 hours
James Cook Spinal Unit are holding a Patient Care Masterclass Friday 26th April 2019
Thank you for coming to speak to Greg who was delighted to speak to you about all things Qufora.
UGUS 26th Annual Scientific Meeting
Come and say hello to Chris today at the UGUS 26th Annual Scientific Meeting being held at the Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre, Belfast. She would be delighted to speak to you about all things Qufora.
The MacGregor Healthcare family keep growing….. we are delighted to welcome
We are excited to announce that Alison Millichip has joined the MacGregor family as Regional Sales Manager.
Alison joins us with extensive sales and managerial experience within the bladder and bowel sector, allowing MacGregor to continue to develop its vision, “To be seen as the centre of excellence for product development, education and service within bowel and bladder care“.
Bladder and Bowel UK - National Continence Symposium - USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB
Chris, Greg and Katharin are at the Bladder and Bowel UK Continence Symposium today, come along to talk all things Qufora
The MacGregor Healthcare family keep growing….. we are delighted to welcome
joining as a Key Account Manager we are excited to have Greg Richards joining the MacGregor family covering the North East region. Greg comes with an extensive sales background and experience, with an enthusiasm and energy which truly embraces MacGregor`s Mission, Vision and Values.
Good luck to our new team member.
Ulster Paediatric Society
UPS Junior Members forum & RBHSC Annual Lecture 2019, Riddel Hall, Belfast – 22/02/2019.
We hope you enjoyed meeting Elena and Jodie and speaking all things Qufora
6th National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference Friday 1st February 2019 Cavendish Conference Centre, London
Come along and speak to Sarah who would be delighted to speak to you about all things Qufora
Wales Pelvic Health Meeting
Wales Pelvic Health Meeting – Faecal Incontinence and Healthy Bowel day at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Come along and speak to Katharin who would be delighted to speak to you about all things Qufora.
20TH MASCIP CONFERENCE
Below the belt; Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Issues following Spinal Cord Injury. Hollie and Sarah gave their expert advice regarding all things qufora.
Living with MS - Coventry
Hollie looking great at the recent MS Society – Living with MS at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, continuing to spread the Qufora message and helping people live a more fulfilled life.
MS Trust Conference 2018
Sue and Katharin looking great at the MS Trust Conference 2018 continuing to spread the Qufora message and helping people live a more fulfilled life.
3rd London Masterclass; Contemporary Management of Constipation
The Qufora team are looking great at the 3rd London Masterclass; Contemporary Management of Constipation, taking place in Queen Mary University of London from the 17th – 18th of October. Come along to see our Key Account Executives Hollie and Katharin and find out more about all things Qufora.
BBUK Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Education Day
Looking great at Bladder and Bowel UK, Paediatric bladder and bowel Education Day at Red Bank House. Katharin spreading the Qufora message.
Bladder and Bowel Event (BABE) - University Hospitals Trust Plymouth
The ninth Bladder and Bowel Event (BABE) is set to take place on Friday 12 October 2018, featuring a guest talk by Paralympian Michael Kerr.
BABEs are aimed at supporting people with bladder and bowel problems and are organised by staff from NHS Plymouths colorectal, urological and gynaecological teams.
The event will take place at the Future Inn, Derriford and will include various talks by health specialists from University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. Tea and coffee will be served from 9.30am and the event will run 10.00am to 12.30pm.
Come along and chat to Sue, who would love to discuss all things Qufora with you.
We are proud to call ourselves a Mindful Employer!
It is with great pride that we can announce that MacGregor Healthcare, as part of our wellness at work strategy and in line with our company values, are now a signatory to the Mindful Employer plus, a Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.
This is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach.
The Charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER ® initiative which is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and supporting businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.
A wide range of employers from all over the UK are involved in the initiative which gives businesses and organisations easier access to information, practical support, training, networks and assistance from other employers.
Mindful Employer is a UK-wide initiative run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
More information can be found at:
European Society of Coloproctology - Nice 2018
Our global team are hard at work in Nice at the European Society of Coloproctology 13th Scientific and Annual meeting. Good luck team, it’s looking fabulous! Keep spreading the word, helping people live a more fulfilled life.
Leeds Community Open Day, September 2018
Key Account Executive, Katharin, has been a busy bee this week spreading the Qufora message. Today she is at Leeds Community open day with our National Sales Manager Paula. Looking great ladies. Continuing to help people live a more fulfilled life.
Bladder and Bowel UK, Bowel Education Day
Looking great at Bladder and Bowel UK, Bowel Education Day in Manchester. Katharin spreading the Qufora message.
Stoke Mandeville - National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) 19/09/18.
Product training day for all patients and staff throughout the day in the foyer area with all products that are used within the department.
Living with MS
We exhibited at the “Living with MS” conference in association with the MS Society. This conference was located at the Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries, from 9:15 to 15:30.
ICS Philadelphia - 28th-31st August 2018
Our Qufora international team are currently exhibiting at ICS Philadelphia, being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre (PCC) between 28th August and the 31st August and we would love to share our knowledge of all things Qufora. Come along and speak to us at stand 21.
MacGregor Healthcare new office opening
We are pleased to inform you of some exciting news.
MacGregor Healthcare have recently moved head office location within East Lothian to a purposely designed office space allowing the team to continue to grow our centre for product development, education and service within bowel and bladder.
MacGregor Healthcare will continue to provide quality products within bowel and bladder and world class service so that people have a more fulfilled life within this fantastic new location.
The MacGregor Healthcare family keep growing….. we are delighted to welcome
Brigitte Collins to the MacGregor team. Brigitte joins us with a wealth of experience both in the clinical world of Irrigation but also in the research aspect, publishing many articles and editing a book on bowel management. Brigitte is our new Global Clinical Education Manager and over the coming weeks she will be looking to assess the clinical, educational needs and opportunities to assist both our end users and health care professionals within the bowel world.
St Marks Hospital – Managing Anterior Resection Syndrome Study Day
I hope you enjoyed seeing us at St Marks Hospital and meeting Mr Qufora, Hollie and Sue. This study day explained the causes of bowel dysfunction after rectal cancer treatment, how to conduct a comprehensive assessment and introduces a range of interventions that can help in improving bowel function and thus also quality of life.
This study day was convened by Ms Claire Taylor and Brigitte Collins
Gastrointestinal Nursing – Transanal irrigation as a treatment for bowel dysfunction
Transanal irrigation (TAI) is a treatment for bowel dysfunction, with UK approval in patients with constipation and faecal incontinence. This article is intended for health-care professionals involved in the management of patients with bowel dysfunction and describes what TAI is and the proposed method of action. It also considers the latest evidence related to the safety and efficacy of TAI. There is now a potentially overwhelming range of equipment available on prescription….to read the rest of this article, please click here.
ACA “The Seven Ages of Continence” Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018
We hope you enjoyed visiting us at our stand at ACA – The Seven Ages of Continence Conference and Exhibition at the Bournemouth International Centre on the 21st – 22nd May 2018. We loved sharing our knowledge of Qufora with you.
Our team at the UKCS Pelvic Floor Summit Telford International Centre 17th to 20th April
The team (starring Mr Qufora) had a great time meeting you all.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Following an assessment by the British Assessment Bureau in April 2018, MacGregor Healthcare Ltd has successfully achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.
MacGregor Healthcare Ltd is a privately owned company with extensive experience in the medical industry. Having worked directly with both healthcare professionals and product end users, they have an understanding of issues that are important when choosing healthcare products. It is MacGregor Healthcare’s mission to deliver quality medical products and a world class service, helping people have more fulfilled lives. Their ISO 9001:2015 certification enables the company to prove they don’t just talk the talk, but actively demonstrate they deliver a quality service to all their clients, as verified by an independent and impartial third-party.
This rigorous assessment is backed by UKAS accreditation – supported by government – and is carried out once a year in order to ensure ISO certified organisations, such as MacGregor Healthcare, demonstrate continual improvements as well as simply ongoing compliance to the standard.
ISO 9001 involves the implementation of a Quality Management System, which enables organisations to formalise processes, resulting in improved performance and – as a result – improved customer satisfaction.
Through achieving the ISO 9001:2015 standard, MacGregor Healthcare Ltd are able to demonstrate they meet the global best practice for quality management. Commenting on the achievement, Operations Director Lucy Barclay-Carr commented;
“We are passionate about making a difference here at MacGregor Healthcare, and to be the leading provider of quality medical device products. Being awarded the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 certification assures our clients that we conform to global best practice in quality, proving we continue to strive to improve the service we provide. We look forward to seeing the success that this certification brings us throughout 2018.