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Phlebotomy Training Services celebrate 9th Birthday

Phlebotomy Training Services (PTS) Celebrate 9th Birthday

After starting out small, it’s safe to say that Phlebotomy Training Services has grown into a promising business venture. Over the past nine years, the organisation has provided beginners, healthcare professionals, medical students, medical researches and many more with the training they need to become professional Phlebotomists.

Phlebotomy Training Services has partnered with many universities and hospitals to help follow their dreams to become an important part of the health care system. Not only making them regular customers, but also long-time friends and partners.

From all of Phlebotomy Training Services – here’s to another 9 years.

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Phlebotomy Training – Care Homes

Providing training support for care homes

Phlebotomy Training Services has been providing support to the care home sector for many years, working with leading companies like Elizabeth Finn Homes and Cygnet Health Care.

The courses, which have been designed and redefined by company director Alison Purkiss, are centred on enhancing the skills of your existing staff across the company, from non-medical through to GP’s.

Our courses, which can be delivered as a series of bespoke sessions or as a one-off, are all tailorable to your specific needs. The training can be undertaken at an established training venue in the UK, or in-house depending on your individual requirements.

All members of staff who complete the training are issued with a recognised certificate of proof and as the original established supplier of national accredited phlebotomy training, you can have confidence in the skills they possess.

Further information about our support for the health care sector can be found here: http://phlebotomytraining.co.uk/courses/healthcare-training/

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New titanium gold alloy created

US Scientists create new super hard metal alloy

A group of US Scientist led by Prof Emilia Morosan, of Rice University, Houston, have created a new titanium gold alloy (β-Ti3Au).  In tests this alloy has shown to be 4 times harder than pure titanium and has reduced rates of wear and tear when compare to pure titanium. This new alloy also show good biocompatibility. This means that this alloy shows excellent properties to be used in orthopaedic, dental, and prosthetic applications.

This is exciting news in my opinion as the average titanium knee replacement lasts about 10 years. A replacement knee made of β-Ti3Au could potentially last much longer. Hopefully, this new alloy can be put to use in the near future and improve the quality of life of people with replacement joints.

For more information please on this topic see the BBC news article. Or for the brave of you there is the actual Journal entry in Science advances. There is also a short interview with Prof Emilia Morosan (the project lead) available at http://medicalresearch.com/author-interviews/titanium-gold-compound-may-extend-life-of-joint-implants/26352/.

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Our Leeds Course is back

Hi everyone, our next Leeds course is happening on the weekend of 3rd & 4th September 2016.

Our basic 2-day course is the starting point for most of our students.The course is designed for learners with no prior phlebotomy experience or knowledge. Throughout the course you will look at the theory behind phlebotomy and will be given the opportunity to develop your practical skills using the most up to date techniques and equipment. By the end of the course learners should be confident and capable to start taking blood from patients.

For more information on please see our courses page for more information. You can also contact our office on 01609 751610.

Also please feel free to read the many positive reviews on our Facebook page, and comments left on our twitter @phlebtomyts.

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Phlebotomy Training – Feedback from Learners

Your Feedback

Since 2007, Phlebotomy Training Services have trained thousands of people with our accredited phlebotomy courses. We aim to make the course enjoyable while still teaching you all the knowledge and technique required to take blood from a patient.

If you enjoyed the course please do not be shy,  please tell us about it. Perhaps you think the course was the best thing since sliced bread, and want to let the world know. If this is the case please let us know by leaving a review on our Facebook page, tweeting us @phlebtomyts or by writing and sending us a testimonial. Please send all testimonials to info@phlebotomytraining.co.uk.

Likewise, if there was something about the course that you think we could do better please let us know where we can improve. Constructive criticism is good and will allow us to modify and improve the quality of our courses. You can do this by sending an email to info@phlebotomytraining.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Phlebotomy Courses in Plymouth

Phlebotomy Courses in Plymouth

Just a quick update for the denizens of the South West we are back in the region to provide our accredited phlebotomy courses. The location for the next course is the city of Plymouth. The course is scheduled to be held on the weekend of the 3rd-4th September 2016.

All of our courses are accredited by One Awards. One Awards is a Quality Assurance and Accreditation organisation with over 20 years’ experience of formally recognising training and learning. One Awards provide real value to our courses and are widely recognised across the healthcare sector. Please click on the One Awards logo at the bottom of this post to find out more information.

Please use our online booking system to secure your place. Or if you would like more information please call us on 01609 751610.

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Over 40s ‘have more babies’ than under 20s

BBC reports that women Over 40 ‘have more babies’ than under 20s

Women over 40 are having more babies than the under 20s for in the first time in nearly 70 years, official figures for England and Wales show.

To see the full story click the image or go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36782323 for the full details

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X-Runner Water Wipeout: Nottingham 2016

Team PTS does X-Runner Water Wipeout: Nottingham 2016

Over the weekend (9th & 10th July) Team PTS attended the X-Runner Water Wipeout extreme obstacle race.

The 5k Course consisted of over 30 different obstacles and involved the swimming, climbing, slipping and sliding. Team PTS completed the 5k loop successfully, with a couple of brave members of the team completing another 5k loop to total 10k.

The team returned safely to Northallerton on Sunday, although few of the team were battered and bruised. The office is a bit quite as most of the team are a little sore and stiff.

For more information on the X-Runner Water Wipeout please see their website .

Sara organised this as she is trying to get fitter and at the same time raise money for an amazing charity, Look Good, Feel Better (LGFB). They help women diagnosed with cancer deal with the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.  Many women struggle with self confidence as their appearance changes over the course of their treatment. LGFB aims to improve the self-image and appearance of cancer patients through free group and self-help skincare and make-up workshops that create a sense of support, confidence, and wellbeing.

If you are interested in finding out more information about this amazing charity please click the image to see some of the amazing work they do. #warpaint4life

Finally, if you think they are awesome, as we do then you can donate by using the LGFB website directly or by clicking the Just Giving link below:

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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Update – Phlebotomy Courses in July and August

Our Phlebotomy Courses – July & August

Good news, our Birmingham and South West London phlebotomy courses have sold out. But we still have place available on out Glasgow phlebotomy course. If you want to do the course in either Birmingham or South West London, don’t worry we have a course in each of these locations in August. We are also in MiddlesbroughManchester and Brighton in August.

Please contact us if you need any further information. You can do so by emailing us at info@phlebotomytraining.co.uk or call the office on 01609 751610.

You can book online using our online booking system or call the office and we can sort out your booking.

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Phlebotomy Training Dentists

Phlebotomy Training for Dentists and Orthodontists

Recently we have had a rise in enquiries for our Phlebotomy Training from Dentists and Orthodontists.

This is due to the rise in the demand for platelet rich plasma (PRP) plugs, used post orthodontic surgery due to their proven healing benefits.

We have recently been training a number of dentists and their staff to to take blood.

If you are a dentist who specialises in orthodontic surgery and are looking to train your staff to take blood we can help.

We can come to train you and your staff on your premises at your convenience.