Curian Medical to exhibit at APIL – Autumn Conference

Curian Medical are very much looking forward to exhibiting at the brand new Autumn Conference organised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)  http://www.apil.org.uk/event-details.aspx?ID=2338

The conference is taking place on Wednesday 26th November 2014 at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

The high profile event will comprise a number of plenary sessions, covering the very latest topical developments in personal injury law.  An informative programme has been produced with a number of eminent speakers confirmed for the day.

For further information regarding our attendance at this conference please do feel free to contact Amanda O’Neill on 0121 236 8377.

 

Consult with Curian

In this session of Consult with Curian we explain the reasons behind the safety questions which are asked of patients prior to having an MRI scan.

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of inside the body.  The MRI scan is a painless, non-invasive procedure that looks at internal organs, blood vessels, joints, muscles, inflamed areas and tumours without the need for x-rays.

Due to this magnetic field patients are required to answer MRI safety screening questions prior to undergoing their MRI scan.  The reasons for the undertaking of this safety screening are as follows:-

There are a number of implants that comprise a set of possible contraindications to MRI scanning.  Metal implants for example might heat or move during the procedure. The functioning of these implants may also be interrupted or permanently altered.  The make and model of certain implants will need to be checked against relevant databases to determine whether the patient can be scanned.

Patients are asked if they have any metallic foreign bodies.  The reason being that these might move or heat during scanning, resulting in a serious injury.  If it is identified that there is the possibility of a metallic foreign body in the eye, Curian Medical can co-ordinate and orbital x-ray prior to scanning to exclude this.  Your account handler will discuss this with you should an orbital x-ray be required.

Other questions that will be asked prior to the MRI scan include whether or not the patient has had surgery within the last 6 weeks and for female patients whether they are pregnant.

If the patient has a contra-indication to MRI scanning there are a number of alternative imaging techniques that may prove useful.  In this case a clinical discussion with the Radiologist would be warranted.

As part of our service, Curian Medical endeavour to make our customers aware at the earliest opportunity of any contra-indications to MRI scanning.  We will then liaise with the Radiologist, Customer and Patient regarding any alternative imaging techniques that may be available.

Should you have any queries in relation to contra-indications to MRI scanning, please do feel free to contact our Curative Team on 0121 236 8377.

Curian Medical – Your partner of choice for Rehabilitation

Curian Medical works with a variety of organisations and our customer base includes everything from large insurance companies, personal injury solicitors, medical legal agencies to case management firms. Whatever the company size, all our customers receive the same professional care and support.

We pride ourselves on our thorough knowledge of our customers’ requirements and treat them as valued partners in business.

The medico legal sector continues to go through a period of change with 1st October 2014 seeing the introduction of new rules surrounding the cost for obtaining medical reports for low value soft tissue injury (whiplash) claims.  Even more announcements are expected in the coming months surrounding further changes within the industry.

Curian Medical welcomes the opportunity to work with even closer with our customers throughout this period of change, discussing any variations to needs and finding solutions to improve business.

To discuss the benefits of selecting Curian Medical as your partner of choice for rehabilitation please do call Amanda O’Neill on 0121 236 8377.

Curian Medical exhibiting at CMSUK Annual Conference 2014

‘Controlling Costs & Retaining Quality in Life & Work’

13th & 14th November 2014

I am very excited to announce that Curian Medical will be exhibiting at the CMSUK Annual Conference this year.  The two day showcase event will include many areas of interest to anyone accessing rehabilitation and is shaping up to offer a very busy, informative and fun event with plenty of networking opportunities.    We are looking forward to being involved as an exhibitor and you will be able to find us on Stand Number 28.  Please do pop along and meet with us, we will be delighted to see you.

Please visit the following page for more information regarding this event http://www.cmsuk.org/CMSUKEvent.aspx?EventID=25

Curative Team Training Session

Curian Medical promotes staff development and training for its employees and as such our Curative Team will be involved in a training session from 10.00 a.m to 12 noon on Friday 5th September 2014.

Your account handler will be sure to respond to any emails or queries you may have during this period as quickly as possible.

Consult with Curian

Our Curative Team are frequently asked how far patients are required to travel for appointments.  In this Consult with Curian, I am pleased to be able to share with you further information with regard to our extensive networks and hospital partners.

Curian Medical works closely with our hospital partners to deliver a nationwide diagnostic imaging service.  We have access to just under 300 venues where we can co-ordinate imaging such as MRI scans, CT scans, x-rays, ultrasounds and arthrograms.  We meet regularly with our partners to ensure the highest standards are provided in order that our patients receive the best possible treatment.  Upon receipt of an instruction our Curative Team identify the closest venues available from our network and then in conjunction with the patient select the most convenient venue for the patient to travel to.  Curian  have been required from time to time to secure appointments at hospital venues outside our primary network and your account handler will be happy to discuss this further with you if required.

In addition to the managed networks for diagnostic imaging, Curian Medical has been busy developing our own network of experts within the fields of physiotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy.  Curian has available just under 800 venues nationwide where we able to co-ordinate physiotherapy and counselling such as CBT and EMDR.  Upon receipt of your instruction, our Curative Team match an appropriately qualified expert within close proximity to your patient.  We appreciate that co-ordinating a treatment with multiple appointments requires a convenient location with very little mileage for your patient to travel.

Curian Medical works with in excess of 1000 venues and experts to bring you our nationwide rehabilitation services.  All of which have had to meet our strict requirements to be included on our supplier panel.  Regular audits and checks are carried out to ensure our high standards are maintained.

Should you wish to receive any further information in relation to our service or networks please do feel free to call Amanda O’Neill on 0121 236 8377 or via aoneill@curianmedical.co.uk

Audit Results – August 2014

As part of our clinical governance policies and procedures an audit has been conducted on a percentage of our diagnostic images and reports.  Once again, I am delighted to be able to report that 100% of these have been found to be clinically sound.

Should you wish to receive further information regarding our diagnostic audit results then please do feel free to contact me on aoneill@curianmedical.co.uk or 0121 236 8377.