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The Impact on You

We speak to a lot of district nurses and these are the sort of things we hear when we talk about how a lack of time affects them.

How many of these can you relate to?

  • A regular break at lunchtime is a thing of the past
  • Coming together as a team to discuss cases is a luxury
  • Your days are a constant battle against the clock
  • Attending educational and training sessions is challenging
  • Adhering to planned schedules is almost impossible
  • Work can often spill into the evening

This all adds up to nurses feeling that it’s harder and harder to do their job.

Something has to change… doesn’t it?

If there was a way of relieving some of that pressure by saving some of your valuable time, how would that make you feel?

ALLEVYN Life Statement

Click here to discover how.



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8. Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/202/DOF Fluid handling properties of ALLEVYN Life 2012 (In-vitro)
9. Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/152/DOF Physical testing of AquacelTM Foam 2012 (In-vitro)
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