Doctors Adrift – World Record holders 2017

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56 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes. That’s how long it took the Doctors Adrift duo, Ted and Jack, to row across the Indian Ocean. Despite the difficulties the pair faced towards the end of their journey, they managed to raise an exceptional amount of money, and can now gift MSF with their whopping £70,000 donation.

We are all in awe of their achievement and would like to extend our best wishes to Ted and Jack, who have also set a new World Record because of their effort – surpassing the existing World Record by over 28 days.

We hope that donations continue over the next few weeks, whilst Ted and Jack enjoy a well-deserved rest. All donations however big or small are hugely appreciated; they can be made through their Pledgit link (https://www.pledgit.net/campaign/9RTdql).

Doctors Adrift – Mission Complete

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We’d like to send huge congratulations to Ted and Jack, who have completed their enormous challenge of rowing across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius. They reached dry land this morning at around 0800hrs (GMT), and were welcomed by friends, family and local news stations.  

The total amount raised is yet to be announced, but the entire team and all those involved should be very proud of their achievement, and their efforts in helping raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Doctors Adrift – An Update

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Ted and Jack have now been rowing for 20 days non-stop and have managed to complete over 1/3 of the journey. With encounters of bad weather, flying fish and seabirds, the pair have been kept inspired throughout by not only raising £50,000 for MSF, but also from receiving motivational messages from their supporters.

Nearly at the half way point to Mauritius, Ted and Jack have found benefit from using our FITLEGS™ Sports socks to aid with their recovery.

We wish them all the best for the remainder of their journey.

To find out more visit www.doctorsadrift.com, and to track their progress, click here.

Doctors Adrift

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G+N and FITLEGS™ have sponsored Doctors Adrift, 2 junior doctors who are rowing from Australia to Mauritius which is a 3,600 mile journey over 3 months. Ted and Jack used FITLEGS™ SPORT compression socks during their training for the incredible challenge. 

They set off on the 16th March and plan to row in 2 hour shifts, 24 hours a day for 84 days. This truly outstanding mission is in aid of raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières, a global medical charity which provides much needed emergency medical care in areas affected by conflict, epidemics or natural disasters. Ted and Jack are aiming to raise £100,000 for the cause.

We hope you’ll join us in wishing them all the best for the gruelling but rewarding days ahead.

To find out more visit www.doctorsadrift.com, and to track their progress, click here.

AATS 2016

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G+N is exhibiting at the AATS (American Association for Thoracic Surgery) from 14-18th May, 2016 in Baltimore MD, USA. G+N recently launched ThorAcc®  in the US, a device specifically developed to assist surgeons in closing the sternum following cardiac surgery, as well as BracePlus® – a device developed to support the sternum of patients following surgery.

Come and see us on stand 579 to see a demonstration of BracePlus® and ThorAcc®

VTE Week 2016

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National Thrombosis Week 2016: May 2nd – 6th

Pulmonary Embolism remains the most common preventable cause of hospital deaths in the UK.*

25,000 people in England die from VTE (Venous Thromboembolism) every year.**

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) can occur for no apparent reason, but it often develops after long periods of inactivity, such as during a long-haul flight or if you’re in hospital. DVT can also occur during pregnancy, or as a result of some medical conditions, such as cancer, heart failure, or if the wall of a blood vessel becomes damaged***. If left untreated 1 in 10 people with a DVT with develop pulmonary embolism.

Most blood clots are small and don’t cause any symptoms. Your body will often be able to gradually break them down and there won’t be any long-term effects to your health. Larger clots can be more of a problem as they can partly or completely block the blood flow in your vein. This may cause symptoms in your affected leg or arm, for example:

• swelling
• pain and tenderness
• warm skin that looks red
• a mild fever

National Thrombosis Week helps to raise awareness, extend understanding and provide information and support so that VTE cases can be prevented, and more lives can be saved.

References:
1. *Morrell MT and Dunnill MS (1968) Br J Surg 55, 347-352
2. **House of Commons Health Committee (2005) – The prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients
3. ***www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pulmonary-embolism/Pages/Introduction.aspx

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2016

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G+N Medical attended The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in Phoenix from January 23-27th, the first significant exhibition of the year in this field. We showcased our cardiothoracic products, ThorAcc® and BracePlus®, and had a fantastic response. We are now in the process of following up with both customers who expressed an interest in learning more about the products, and potential distributors throughout the United States. We were very excited to receive positive feedback from other companies who sell a closure plating systems for the sternum, since ThorAcc® is the only product on the market that allows a surgeon to close the sternotomy without manual intervention. Overall, the exhibition was very successful.

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G+N Receive Regional Growth Fund

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Regional Growth Fund

G+N Medical is pleased to announce that it has received a Regional Growth Fund grant from Coast 2 Capital to help launch ThorAcc® and support cardiothoracic surgeons in the UK.

The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a competitive grant provider which operates across England. It’s aim is to support local communities and provide private sector firms with funds to create new jobs and grow. “Around a million open heart procedures are carried out every year which could benefit from using ThorAcc®,” said Giles Griffiths, Managing Director of G+N Medical. “With the contribution from the Regional Growth Fund, G+N Medical will be able to channel the necessary resources to enable ThorAcc® to be used globally”.

To date, nearly 4000 companies have obtained RGF funding to help get their projects off the ground and prosper.

Coast 2 Capital is a regional intermediary representing The RGF. they provide support to any business in the South of England who wishes to apply for a grant. Grants are available from £5,000 to £250,000 for organisations based in the South Coast, for more information or for details on how to apply, email rgf@coast2capital.org.uk.

To read the full article in Coast 2 Capital’s newsletter, click here.

G+N Attending RWM Exhibition 2015

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RWM Exhibition 2015

We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the RWM exhibition from the 15th-17th September 2015.

The RWM exhibition is Europe’s leading event for resource efficiency and waste management with a host of local authorities and waste producers attending. We will be using the exhibition to showcase our range of clinical waste products and sharps containers with the aim of attracting new customers and taking orders.

If you’re attending the RWM exhibition 2015 our stand number is 5P33. Whether your waste comes from the operating theatre, laboratory or community practice, our staff there will be happy to help you select the right containers to meet your clinical waste requirements.

For more information about RWM or to become an exhibitor, click here. If you would like to find out more about G+N or schedule an appointment at the exhibition, please email marketing@gandn.com.

G+N Launch New Range Of Sharps Bins

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G+N are pleased to announce the launch of a range of disposable and puncture resistant sharps bins and accessories.

Sharps injuries are a well-known risk in the health and social care sector so it is important that sharps such as needles, syringes, blades, lancets and cannulas are disposed of correctly. Our sharps containers are manufactured to the highest quality standards to comply with the latest regulations and hold the UN mark for the transportation of dangerous materials.

They are available in a variety of sizes and colours and are ideal for hospitals, GP surgeries, clinics and health clubs.

For more information on sharps injuries and how to correctly dispose of needles and sharps, click here.

To view our full product range or to obtain a quote, visit our product page or email medsales@gandn.com.