Techno Talk Presents: MyPreOp

Our CEO and co-founder, Dr Paul Upton had the pleasure of being invited to talk about MyPreOp on the Techno Talk podcast back in March 2018.

In the episode Paul was joined by Professor Monty Mythen, editor in Chief of TopMedTalk, Nick Margerrison, presenter of Techno Talk, and Pete Paterson, a sports psychology master.

Paul thoroughly enjoyed his time recording the podcast, and please, let us know your thoughts! You can find the episode here.

And the Award Goes To...

The Medilink South West Healthcare Business Awards 2018 were a roaring success for team Ultramed. We were overwhelmed to have received the award for Outstanding Achievement.

Of course we consider our achievements to be outstanding on a daily basis, but to receive such recognition within a fiercly competitive category definitely blew us away.

Watch this space, because we're not done with this year yet. We came to succeed and inspire change!

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018

Ultramed has been awarded the Micro Business of the Year (South West) in the Federation of Small Business Awards 2018. The awards showcase the best small businesses from the UK, offering national recognition. Expert small business judges select the winners in 12 areas across the UK.

The FSB Awards promote and recognise innovation, enterprise and accomplishment; so we are delighted to have won the award and have made some room on the awards shelf to house the trophy. 

As a South West winner we now have the chance to be recognised as one of the UK's ‘best of the best’ at the FSB Awards national finals later 2018.

Case Study: Improving PreOperative Assessments with Ultramed

Ultramed has been featured as a case study video for University of Exeter Business Expertise. In the video Dr Paul Upton talks about improving PreOp services in the NHS, and wider healthcare, using Ultramed's innovative online PreOperative Assessment software. Watch the video here.

Through working with the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWSoE), Ultramed had generated seed funding to help further develop MyPreOp and to gain bigger grant opportunities. In addition to the funding Ultramed has benefited from the University networks.

Working with Crowdcube, a former tenant of the University’s Innovation Centre, Ultramed raised the funding target within 2.5 days and ultimately over-funded by 300 per cent in late 2017. 

As a result of the SWSoE and the University networks the future is looking bright for Ultramed and its innovative contribution to the NHS and wider health sector.
Read more here.

Is your PreOperative Service following College guidelines?

MyPreOp health kiosks bring airport style express check-in to hospitals, providing a one-stop solution for preoperative assessment.

The Royal College of Anaesthetists guidelines for PreOperative Assessment and Preparation 2017 say: 

• It is preferable for one-stop arrangements to be implemented

• Electronic systems should be considered

• Information from the patient’s PreOp assessment should be readily available, ideally as part of an electronic patient record

• Details of websites that provide reliable, impartial and evidence-based information should be made available to patients  

 MyPreOp helps to deliver all of these requirements, with less staff and resources.