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2018

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.

BBUK Paediatric Education Day

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.

Bladder And Bowel Event

ERIC Paediatric Continence Care Conference 2018

Broadening Horizons: Challenging our Continence Comfort Zone
Tuesday 9 October 2018, Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Building on the huge success of our 2016 conference, we have been working with our partners to bring you an even better event for 2018!  As experts in the field we are always keen to learn, consider different perspectives and find inspiration to improve outcomes for patients.

‘Broadening Horizons: Challenging our Continence Comfort Zone’ will offer both experienced professionals as well as those newer to the field, plenty of food for thought to use and develop in future practice.

Come along and visit Marie who would love to discuss all things Qufora.

ERIC Paediatric Conference

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:

www.mindfulemployer.net

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. 

ESCP - Nice 2018

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. 

Leeds Community Open Day

Bladder and Bowel UK, Bowel Education Day

Looking great at Bladder and Bowel UK, Bowel Education Day in Manchester. Katharin spreading the Qufora message.

BBUK, Bowel Education Day

Great North Paediatric Conference - 20th -21st September 2018

Looking great at Great North Paediatric Conference Newcastle Upon Tyne, Lorna spreading the Qufora message.

Great North Paediatric Conference

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. 

National Spinal Injuries Centre

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.

MS Society

MASIC Thursday, 13 September 2018

PREVENTING AND TREATING OBSTETRIC ANAL SPHINCTER INJURIES IN CHILDBIRTH

A multidisciplinary study day organised in collaboration with the University of East Anglia, East Anglian Chapter of the ACPGBI and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

MASIC

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.

ICS Philadelphia

MacGregor Healthcare new office opening

Exciting News

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

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.

Kelly McCubbin

Also joining the Admin team within head office is Kelly McCubbin. Kelly comes with extensive experience within customer care and hospitality. She joins the MacGregor family as an Administrator and has already proven to be a valued member of the team, assisting in many varied tasks and duties while truly embracing the MacGregor Mission, Vision and Values.

We would like to extend a huge welcome to both Brigitte and Kelly to the MacGregor family and look forward to working with you closely over the coming months and years.

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.

ACA Annual Conference

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.

UKCS Pelvic Floor Summit

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.

Created and developed by MacGregor Healthcare Ltd 2018