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All About Weighted Blankets [Updated 2020] 18th February 2020

All About Weighted Blankets [Updated 2020]

A weighted blanket is a blanket with evenly spread weights built in, to be used when lying down to help improve sleep. Scientific studies have found that the evenly applied pressure provided by a weighted blanket relaxes the body enough - increasing serotonin to help the person fall asleep.

Well-designed hospital gowns – a game changer? 6th February 2020

Well-designed hospital gowns – a game changer?

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?

In hospital for Christmas 17th December 2019

In hospital for Christmas

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.

Carers need care too 19th November 2019

Carers need care too

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.

Staff interviews: 20 years on 21st October 2019

Staff interviews: 20 years on

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.

What was going on in the UK in October 1999? 9th October 2019

What was going on in the UK in October 1999?

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!

Looking back at healthcare in 1999 4th October 2019

Looking back at healthcare in 1999

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?

What do UK care workers wear? 20th September 2019

What do UK care workers wear?

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.

How many hospitals in the UK 11th September 2019

How many hospitals in the UK

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.

Infection control in care homes 28th June 2019

Infection control in care homes

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.

Keeping Healthy This Men’s Health Week 10th June 2019

Keeping Healthy This Men’s Health Week

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.

Interesting notes on AI in healthcare 24th May 2019

Interesting notes on AI in healthcare

We summarised the current thinking on AI in healthcare, collated from leading sources. Read this to find out what the buzz is all about.

Do Slipper Socks Help Prevent Falls? 19th December 2018

Do Slipper Socks Help Prevent Falls?

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?

The Hidden Dangers of Cubicle Curtains 7th November 2018

The Hidden Dangers of Cubicle Curtains

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.

What will care homes be like in 100 years? 21st September 2018

What will care homes be like in 100 years?

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?

Top 20 healthcare Twitterers 4th September 2018

Top 20 healthcare Twitterers

Healthcare related UK Twitter profiles - we looked for the most informative, engaging thought-leaders and information services.

What will hospitals be like in 50 years 3rd September 2018

What will hospitals be like in 50 years

How will digital technology transform UK hospitals over the next 50 years? We speculate what futuristic hospitals will be like by 2068. Read more.

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