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Top recommendations: Winter blankets 22nd November 2023

Top recommendations: Winter blankets

Find the best winter blankets to get you through the extreme cold months. Here are our top recommendations.

How to wrap a baby in a blanket 6th September 2023

How to wrap a baby in a blanket

Find out how to wrap a baby in a blanket with ease. Benefits, risks and tips. Follow the step by step guide on how to swaddle a baby.

How to get blood out of bed sheets 28th August 2023

How to get blood out of bed sheets

We help you make the most out of your healthcare bed sheets. Learn how to get blood stains out of your linen.

The UK guide to hospital scrubs 5th May 2023

The UK guide to hospital scrubs

How do you identify staff in hospitals? Read the UK guide to hospitals scrubs here.

Choosing fitted bed sheets 25th April 2023

Choosing fitted bed sheets

Choosing the perfect fitted sheets involves a few considerations. Read our fool proof guide to buying new bedding.

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay 10th February 2023

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay

Staying in hospital can be scary. We give you some ideas for packing an overnight hospital bag, to help you feel at ease.

What are hot towels? And why you should use them 18th January 2023

What are hot towels? And why you should use them

What are hot towels? And what are the benefits for the face? Find out more about hot towels and how you can incorporate them into your life.

Understanding towel sizes 12th January 2023

Understanding towel sizes

Find out what size commonly used towels are. We explain the measurements of each type of towel, so you can buy the right towels for you.

How to fold a blanket 13th December 2022

How to fold a blanket

How to fold a blanket for a variety of needs. Folding for storage, decoration and more. Folding techniques to suit you and your requirements.

Health care uniforms 13th December 2022

Health care uniforms

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.

Keep warm this winter with blankets 17th November 2022

Keep warm this winter with blankets

We give our best blanket recommendations for the cold winter ahead. Find a suitable blanket for you or your facility.

Christmas gifts for family 15th November 2022

Christmas gifts for family

Give the gift of blankets this Christmas. Combat the cold with a variety of high quality blankets.

How to take clothing size measurements without a tape measure 2nd September 2022

How to take clothing size measurements without a tape measure

We explain how to take clothing measurements at home with the things you have in your house. From string to printable rulers.

Do you need to wear a mask on your summer holiday? 18th July 2022

Do you need to wear a mask on your summer holiday?

Find out if you need to wear a face mask in European countries. We look at the top 5 summer destinations and their specific rules.

Duvet tog guide 5th July 2022

Duvet tog guide

We explain what the tog rating means for duvets, and how you should choose your next duvet. Find out how warm each tog rating is and when you should change your duvet as the seasons change.

Stress management for older adults 22nd April 2022

Stress management for older adults

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.

9 tips for organising a video shoot 2nd March 2022

9 tips for organising a video shoot

We share our experiences of planning a video shoot and give you 9 tips to help you organise a smooth, hassle-free video production for your company. From how to plan your strategy to booking models and more.

Compression socks for nurses 11th February 2022

Compression socks for nurses

Understanding the need for compression socks for nurses. The science, the benefits and why nurses should wear them to support their health with long strenuous shifts.

Washing symbols UK 2nd February 2022

Washing symbols UK

We explain commonly used laundry symbols you might find on your clothing labels. Save yourself from a disaster by finding out exactly what each symbol means.

Are blankets recyclable? 16th December 2021

Are blankets recyclable?

Explore the ways in which you can recycle your old and worn blankets. Traditional recycling, repurposing and new ways to use blankets!

How to fold towels for any shelf size: A guide 7th December 2021

How to fold towels for any shelf size: A guide

A visual and descriptive guide on folding towels for a variety of spaces. Storing towels on shelves and wherever you need to can be a difficult task. Choose one of these methods and save yourself some linen space.

How to do hospital corners 3rd December 2021

How to do hospital corners

An easy step by step guide to hospital corners. Try the clean and crisp method of bed making commonly used in hospitals and hospitality. Take a look at our range of bed sheets to help you do so.

How to easily fold a fitted sheet 2nd December 2021

How to easily fold a fitted sheet

A quick and easy guide to a difficult task easier. The best ways to fold fitted corners and create a storable shape for your fitted sheets.

Reducing waste in hospitals 1st December 2021

Reducing waste in hospitals

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.

Preventing falls at home: A checklist 13th September 2021

Preventing falls at home: A checklist

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 guide to compression socks [infographic] 25th August 2021

A guide to compression socks [infographic]

Buying compression socks for the first time? Helpful guide includes what they do, what size & rating to choose.

Countries with free healthcare: How does it work? 6th May 2021

Countries with free healthcare: How does it work?

How does free healthcare really work and where does it exist? We investigate and also look in more depth at universal healthcare countries.

Caring through COVID 1st April 2021

Caring through COVID

A look into the impacts and challenges of caring through COVID. Discussing the difficulties of front line workers in the pandemic.

A carer’s guide to medical abbreviations 12th March 2021

A carer’s guide to medical abbreviations

Helpful guide for carers & patients to understand common medical abbreviations. Read our collated lists to learn what the jargon means.

Caring for someone with coronavirus 31st March 2020

Caring for someone with coronavirus

Find out how to care for someone with coronavirus infection, including checking the symptoms, laundering bedding & disinfecting to protect others from the virus.

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.

11 care home activities ideas 13th June 2019

11 care home activities ideas

Stuck for ideas? Check our list of 11 care home activities ideas to find something new to do. Most care home residents appreciate activities that keep them active, sociable and entertained. This list contains a wide range of interesting activities from virtual reality immersion to musical playlist creation.

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge 8th May 2019

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge

Being discharged from hospital is a positive event but it can also be a stressful time for you, as well as your friends and family. We’ve collated a list of 8 things to help you plan how you’ll cope when you leave hospital care.

Is polypropylene recyclable? 16th April 2019

Is polypropylene recyclable?

In short, generally yes, polypropylene is widely recyclable. However, many healthcare providers don't recycle it. We investigate into a recycling solution to see how this service works. We have outlined in this article why this is vital for hospitals and other healthcare providers.

9 tips to help you make the right procurement decisions 15th February 2019

9 tips to help you make the right procurement decisions

Evaluating products and finding the right supplier to support your needs can be tricky. Here we list some tips to guide you through the process.

8 top tips for organising a photoshoot 11th September 2018

8 top tips for organising a photoshoot

We share our experiences of organising a photoshoot and give you 8 tips to help you organise a smooth, hassle-free photo shoot yourself. How to choose photography models, picking a photoshoot location and more.

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.

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