We recently had our first Urgo Medical UK & I conference of 2024. Every sales conference allows us to come together as a team to prepare for the year ahead and plan how our specialist teams will support more clinicians and patients. It was fantastic to be able to look ahead to the rest of 2024 and get excited about the work that we will do. As well as looking ahead, this was also an important time for us to reflect on 2023, review some of the highlights, and celebrate our amazing team.
Our 2023 Highlights
Wound Care Today
Wound Care Today was our first national conference of 2023 and it was amazing to speak to so many clinicians about their patients and what support we can provide as an industry partner. It's always fantastic to see the passion that people have to heal people with wounds
Leg Ulcer Days
In March we held two Leg Ulcer Days; one in Belfast, and one in Dublin. We had Kerry Wardick, Gillain Carnduff, Madeleine Flanagan, Sarah Gardner and Dr Caroline Dowsett sharing education and best practice to achieve better healing outcomes for patients with venous leg ulcers.
In January 2019 NICE recommended the UrgoStart Plus Treatment range. In April 2023, NICE renewed this recommendation stating that “UrgoStart is recommended as a cost saving option to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers."
We have a long standing relationship with DEBRA and were happy to continue supporting them in 2023. We attended DEBRA member's weekend as platinum sponsors. It was great to be part of a fun-filled day for people of different ages, from children to adults, being surrounded by families and speaking with them to learn about their experiences of EB.
This July we held the 2nd Annual Urgo Medical summer school. This event brought together passionate clinicians to discuss and learn more about best practice in wound care. We heard from many great speakers who lead inspiring sessions. It was great to see clinicians come together and engage in meaningful discussions about how we can work together to improve wound care for the better.
In 2023 the NHS celebrated it's 75th Birthday and we were privileged to get involved in the celebrations with many clinicians from all over the country. It was really special to take some time to recognise the incredible NHS and all of the people who work everyday to care for patients.
Long Service Celebration
We are so proud of our whole team at Urgo Medical, and it was fantastic to be able to bring some of our longest serving employess together to celebrate their time with company and recognise all of their valuable hard work over the years
We attended Wounds UK again in 2023 and it is always an incredible few days, full of important conversations about how we can better help people with wounds. This year we saw the launch of a new best practice statement all about how we can reduce unwarranted variation in wound care through inclusive, evidence-based formulary development.
We are passionate about supporting projects that bring innovation and improvements in patient care to the NHS. This year we were able to support three projects with our Innovation Awards. Congratulations to all of the award winners, we are so excited to see the difference that these projects will make.