Many people wonder how many hospitals there are in the UK. Some websites state the answer is 168, but this is far from the real picture.
Join us to discover what a day in the life of a manual handler is like. We spoke to professional handlers to find out more.
How do you identify staff in hospitals? Read the UK guide to hospitals scrubs here.
Find out more about the upgrades & launches that dominated 2022 for our company. An exciting annual review, we share some of the changes with you.
We have re-designed our website to help you shop fuss free. Easily find the products and information you need with our new website.
What are the national minimum care standards? We explain what these standards outline and what level of care we can expect in UK care homes
We take a look at a few examples of health care uniforms commonly found in UK hospitals. From nurses to radiographers, find out how to identify healthcare staff.
We take a look at some important and valuable figures in nursing history. Their contributions have influenced modern medicine in ways we likely did not even know.
We take a look at what oedema is, the causes, treatments & more. Find out what is oedema & what you can do to reduce swelling.
Healthcare volunteering can be a great way to get experience, or simply just donate your time to helping others. There are so many organisations which require your help.
We take a look into why the care home resident population is declining compared to pre-pandemic levels. What are the factors and influences on these statistics.
We look at how and why older adults can feel stress. We consider symptoms and signs to look out for, as well as techniques that you or your loved ones can do to help reduce stress.
Patient centered care benefits the experience, care and condition of the patient, Find out what patient centered care entails.
Is 2 hours of sleep better than none? Explore the answer here. Find out why some sleep makes us groggy, and why power naps are so powerful!
We take a look at a variety of ways that hospitals can reduce their waste, from general to medical waste. We consider waste management planning, recycling and access to information.
Understanding the NHS wait times can be confusing especially when the wait is longer than you'd expected, so we have outlined the various different contributing factors.
A checklist for preventing falls at home. Including tips for preventing falls and what to do if you do fall. Read our fall prevention advice.
A look into why healthcare professionals wear dark green scrubs. Introducing our new Hunter Green scrubs range.
UK child health & wellbeing in 2021 is lower than average. This article looks into how children in hospital are treated in the UK
Take a look at why turquoise scrubs are a popular choice among healthcare professionals, and why you should choose turquoise for your next scrub set!
We take a look at a day in the life of a carer working in a care home, as well as the benefits and challenges of this role.
Patients expect quick access to healthcare these days. Is healthcare on demand going to be the game changer everyone hopes it will be?
Based upon a study into the benefits of music for the elderly and memory, we look at the benefits of having music in care homes. We consider the potential benefits and how you can incorporate music into your care home.
How does free healthcare really work and where does it exist? We investigate and also look in more depth at universal healthcare countries.
A look into the impacts and challenges of caring through COVID. Discussing the difficulties of front line workers in the pandemic.
Helpful guide for carers & patients to understand common medical abbreviations. Read our collated lists to learn what the jargon means.
We investigate the latest UK Government Covid-19 guidelines to the public to wear face coverings in some situations. Who does this apply to? Where does this apply? Find out.
This article explores data relating to hospital bed numbers. In particular, how many hospital beds are there in the UK, how many beds per capita and the average number of beds per hospital.
Find out how to care for someone with coronavirus infection, including checking the symptoms, laundering bedding & disinfecting to protect others from the virus.
Inspired by concerns raised by an NHS Consultant, we explore what patients and medical staff think of hospital gowns. Is the old draughty gown past it’s sell by date?
Find out what happens in UK hospitals over Christmas. Many healthcare staff are busy at work on Christmas Day, providing 24/7 care for patients.
Unpaid carers have an extremely difficult job. Many without much or any care for the carers. How do they cope? We investigate what support a carer would ideally have.
As part of our 20th Birthday celebrations, we were curious to see what the long-serving staff thought had changed within the company over the last 20 years.
Another article in our series of 20 years of Interweave. This article reminisces about the events of October 1999 – it wasn’t all Y2K related!
We look back at UK healthcare in the 90s to review healthcare costs compared to life expectancy and more. Which events made the healthcare headlines in 1999?
UK care workers, in both care home environments and in-home care roles, tend to wear a uniform. But what kind of uniform do care workers wear, you ask? We explain.
Infection control in care homes is a serious concern for the elderly, especially for care home residents with dementia. How do you ensure that you don’t suffer an infection outbreak at your care home? We’ve prepared a brief guide and helpful links.
Shockingly, one in every five men dies before he is old enough to retire! Factors ranging from poor diet, lack of exercise and a reluctance to ask for help all contribute to this issue. We ask the Interweave men what they do to keep healthy.
We summarised the current thinking on AI in healthcare, collated from leading sources. Read this to find out what the buzz is all about.
The implementation of adequate footwear for patients and residents is one of the steps being taken in order to prevent falls. A budget friendly solution that is being explored is the use of non-slip slipper socks. The question is, what impact do slipper socks have on the fall prevention rate?
Cubicle curtains in hospitals are necessary for patient privacy, but a recent news article highlighted the risk of bacteria being spread by people touching the curtains. We examine the real risk of hospital acquired infections and how cubicle curtains play a part in that. Find out more.
We spend 35% of our total waking hours at work. So it's important to do everything possible to stay happy and healthy at work. Here at Interweave, we’ve been thinking about keeping happy and healthy at work, and it won’t take more than a few small changes.
What changes might take place between 2018 and 2118 to make the move go from something often viewed as a last resort, to something welcomed without worry?
Healthcare related UK Twitter profiles - we looked for the most informative, engaging thought-leaders and information services.
How will digital technology transform UK hospitals over the next 50 years? We speculate what futuristic hospitals will be like by 2068. Read more.