#curianreveal – The wait is finally over!

Finally the 1st October is here and all of us at Curian Medical are both super excited and super proud, to announce the launch of our Surgical and Further Treatments Fixed Fee Service!

Having worked within the personal injury and medico legal sector for over 7 years we are privileged to work with some of the most innovative and market leading medical reporting organisations, solicitors and insurers.  We understand that our customers look to Curian for a streamlined service that delivers a timely and competitively priced diagnostic and rehabilitation service for their patients and all delivered with a personal touch.

So what does this new service offer for clients?

With immediate effect we have put in place fixed fees on the most commonly requested surgical procedures and further treatments. These will be available at up to 100 sites within our network, UK wide!

In addition, we believe that we are the first independent rehabilitation organisation to offer this fixed fee surgery service within the industry, and we want everyone to know about it!

Alongside our current fees for diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation we will be providing our customers with fixed fees for these commonly requested procedures therefore removing the process of having to obtain quotations.  I’m sure our customers will agree with us that the benefits will be apparent instantly, saving you both time and money!

Some of the features of the new package pricing include;

* the accommodation and meals at the hospital for as long as the patient is required to stay at the hospital as advised by the Consultant

* the nursing care while the patient is being treated at the hospital

* theatre fees, healthcare professionals operating fee, anaesthetist fees, drugs and dressings

* basic walking aids where clinically required (such as walking sticks or crutches and wheelchairs for use in the hospital)

* take-home drugs advised by the Consultant

* removal of stitches, dressings or plaster, if required

* post operative physiotherapy, if necessary

* one follow-up consultation with the Consultant, where clinically required

Whilst the new fixed fee products may not appear familiar to some, our dedicated team are on hand to steer our customers, both new and existing, through any queries they may have.

Martin Eccles, our Business Relationship Manager will be liaising closely with our customers over the course of the next few days and looks forward to an opportunity to discuss the benefits of this new service in further detail.

Any queries regarding our exciting news, please do feel free to contact Martin via his mobile 07495 780864 or email meccles@curianmedical.co.uk

Lung Function Tests

Curian Medical is an independent rehabilitation organisation working across both the personal injury and occupational health sectors.

We work with employers, solicitors, insurers and medical reporting organisations, co-ordinating a wide range of treatment services both physical and psychological for individuals.

One aspect of our service involves the provision of Lung Function Testing.  Here at Curian Medical we are able to offer competitive fixed fees for this service – please contact Martin Eccles, our Business Relationship Manager on 07495 780864 to hear more about lung function testing and explore how we can support you with our portfolio of services.

In the meantime, we are delighted to share with you some further information regarding lung function testing;

Why are lung function tests performed?

There are several reasons for performing these tests, which may include the following:

  • To help make a diagnosis and to quantify the degree of lung damage.
  • To assess the progress of an existing breathing condition by comparing tests with previous results.
  • To see how your breathing condition improves with different treatments.
  • To help assess fitness before surgery.

 What is a lung function test and how do I prepare?

Lung function tests look at how well your lungs work and involve simple procedures/tests to give the medical practitioner accurate information about your lungs and breathing. Prior to the test you may be advised;

  • Not to wear tight clothing for your appointment as this constricts your lungs.
  • Not to smoke for at least 1 hour before your appointment
  • Not to take vigorous exercise, 30 minutes before your appointment
  • Not to have a heavy meal up to 2 hours prior to your appointment
  • Not to consume alcohol for a minimum of 4 hours

What happens during a lung function test?

The lung function test is a painless procedure and usually takes around an hour dependent on the tests performed. It involves a series of breathing tests consisting of breathing and blowing through different tubes connected to special equipment. Routine lung function tests can include spirometry, lung volumes and gas transfer.

Spirometry

Spirometry is a test that shows how well you breathe in and out. The device that is used to make the measurements is called a spirometer. You will be asked to breathe in fully and to blow out as hard and fast as you can into the mouthpiece of the spirometer. You may have to repeat this a number of times.

Lung volumes

Measuring lung volumes (the total size of your lungs) can give more detailed results. This test involves sitting with a clip on your nose to make sure that no air escapes from your nose. You will be asked to breathe into a mouthpiece similar to that of the spirometer. The test is not painful.

Gas transfer

This test measures the amount of oxygen that passes from your lungs into your blood. You will be asked to breathe in a harmless gas through a mouthpiece. Once your lungs are full, you will be asked  to hold your breath for about 10 seconds and then breathe out the gas. The gas will be tested to see how much oxygen comes from your lungs.

What happens after my tests?

We would not expect any side effects during or after these tests. The patient however may feel a little tired, as usually patients are asked to do the breathing exercises a number of times. This is normal and the tiredness will disappear quickly.  The results will be shared with the organisation/clinician that referred you for lung function testing.

Do give us a call at Curian Medical to explore how we can support you with lung function testing and our nationwide diagnostic and treatment services 0121 732 9860.

Image Guided Injections

Curian Medical are delighted to announce that we have added a further 45 clinic locations to our network performing Image Guided Injections.

Image guided injections are a radiological procedure where an ultrasound machine is used to guide a needle through the skin into the affected area so a small amount of medication (steroid or local anaesthetic) can be injected, in order to reduce the pain that the patient may have been suffering.

Some commonly performed sites for guided injections include the following;

* shoulder (subacromial bursa)
* hip
* wrist and hand joints and tendons
* knee (pes anserine bursa)
* ankle and foot joints and tendons

In addition we are also able to offer a number of other injection services such as steroid [non-image guided], facet joint, nerve block and trigger point.  To explore how we can support your clients with our nationwide network of clinics providing further treatments and injections then do give us a call on 0121 732 9860, we would love to hear from you.  Alternatively drop us an email to enquiries@curianmedical.co.uk

 

#otweek2017

Occupational Therapy Week

6th to 12th November 2017

Did you know that Curian Medical offer a range of Occupational Therapy Services?  We have nationwide coverage to support your clients in need of Occupational Therapy Assessments and intervention.

Do give us a call to explore how we can support you 0121 732 9860 or drop us an email enquiries@curianmedical.co.uk

 

PI Futures – 19th September 2017 – Liverpool

Our National Business Development Manager, Chris Georgiou will be attending the PI Futures Event on 19th September 2017 in Liverpool.

The event programme looks most interesting with delegates hearing about;

  • The latest update on the Civil Liability Bill and the efforts being made to counter the reforms
  • Some of the country’s most successful PI lawyers on how to make small claims work if and when the limit is raised
  • A panel of leading figures from both sides of the high-profile conflict between tour operators and claimant lawyers over holiday sickness claims get to the heart of the dispute and consider the impact of fixed costs
  • The Claims Management Regulator, who will be interviewed on stage, on the many issues the sector is facing
  • Marketing experts who will outline the major trends and recommend where you should be putting your budget to attract work in the first place

With an excellent line up of speakers it looks to be a most interesting day.

Chris would love to hear from anyone attending the event who may wish to meet for a catch up or chat – feel free to email Chris ahead of the event, he would love to hear from you cgeorgiou@curianmedical.co.uk

 

Reporting of Diagnostic Imaging

Negligence Claimline  https://www.negligenceclaimline.co.uk/news/detail?id=114 have reported in their advice piece how important the correct reporting of imaging is.

In this news article a radiologist failed to review the imaging correctly and diagnosed muscle damage when the injured person had actually broke his neck.

The radiologists used by Curian Medical are highly experienced professionals, many at the leading edge of their profession because we too appreciate the importance of correct reporting of images.

Curian Medical work with a number of organisations, including solicitors, insurers, employers and rehabilitation organisations, co-ordinating diagnostic imaging services for their patients/clients/employees.

In order to deliver the nationwide service we have one of the largest diagnostic imaging networks throughout the country.  Curian Medical ensures that all venues and partners utilised for diagnostic imaging are registered with the Care Quality Commission and must have high end level of professional indemnity.  All relationships are governed by stringent contractual agreements, outlining service level agreements, rates, and expected code of behaviour, quality assurance and much more.

Part of that process is engaging with our network of hospitals and radiologists who report on the images produced.  All Consultants are required to be experts within their field, have Consultant status and be registered with the GMC.  Periodic audits are carried out by Curian Medical to ensure services are being delivered by persons that are registered with their relevant body or council, ie GMC and reporting standards stay high.

Our processes ensure that we arrange for the radiologist report and images to be with our client at the earliest opportunity.

What is the difference between a radiologist and a radiographer?

A radiologist is a doctor who is specially trained to interpret diagnostic images such as X-rays, MRI and CT scans. If you have an interventional procedure (such as an angiogram or biopsy) a radiologist will perform the procedure. Radiologists provide a written report of the results of your examination which he or she will send to Curian Medical.

A radiographer is a person who has been trained to take your X-ray or perform your MRI or CT scan. If a radiographer has been trained to perform an ultrasound, he/she may be called a sonographer. If you have an interventional procedure (such as an angiogram or biopsy) a radiographer will be part of the team looking after you.

To learn more about our nationwide diagnostic imaging services do contact Chris Georgiou, National Business Development Manager on 07495 780864 or email cgeorgiou@curianmedical.co.uk

Motor Insurance World

This Thursday 25th May 2017, Curian Medical will be exhibiting at the Motor Insurance World Conference in Fenchurch Street. Do pop by our stand and say hello, we would love to meet with you.

The day looks to be very interesting – take a peep at the programme http://www.curianmedical.co.uk/wp-login.php

Mental Health Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017

#MHAW17 – Mental Health Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017

The theme for mental health awareness week this year is Surviving or Thriving?

Mental health problems are a growing public health concern, with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common within Britain.

Did you know that 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace? Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.

Better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year. This can be achieved by introducing workplace intervention, care management and training.

Why not give us a call and explore how we can support you as an individual or an employer with these services. Do contact us on 0121 732 9860 or via enquiries@curianmedical.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.

Welcome to Dr Tina Mistry

As we say goodbye and thank you to Dr Jennifer Marshall who has supported us here at Curian Medical in the role of Clinical Lead, we also say hello and a very warm welcome to Dr Tina Mistry.

Dr Marshall has been instrumental in helping to develop the psychological arm of our business, Curian Minds and we would like to take the opportunity to wish her every success for the future.

We have welcomed this month Tina who will take over the role of Clinical Lead and we are very excited to be able to work with her in continuing to shape, develop and deliver psychological services.

Dr Mistry has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry and has also completed further training in trauma focused CBT for both adults and children. Having an interest in working with children and families she has received further training on working with parents using psychodynamic psychotherapy ideas. In addition has completed further study in Infant Mental Health and further training in Third Wave Psychotherapies (2017).

With a wealth of knowledge Dr Mistry also has over 10 years’ experience of working in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors. This involves working with adults, children, teenagers, as well as providing couples interventions, family support and training workshops/consultations for corporate companies.

Should you have any queries regarding our psychological services please do feel free to get in touch we would love to hear from you 0121 732 9860 or via enquiries@curianmedical.co.uk

Do also visit our Curian Minds web-site for further details of the services available www.curianminds.co.uk

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2016

Do take a look at www.curianminds.co.uk our web-site associated with our nationwide Psychotherapy and Psychology Services.

To discuss the many therapies and services available call Amanda O’Neill on 07904 630054.

For a confidential chat with a member of our Psychological Team, do call 0121 732 9860.

We would love to hear from you.