News from Bullen Healthcare

November 2023

The Norfolk & Waveney Appliance Prescription Service (NWAPS)

More exciting news! Our latest NHS commissioned centralised prescription service has gone live today in East Anglia. The Norfolk & Waveney Appliance Prescription Service is responsible for prescribing stoma and catheter products including accessories for patients registered with selected GP practices and our team have worked closely with colleagues at NHS Norfolk & Waveney ICB, GPs, specialist nurses and other local healthcare professionals to mobilise this exciting service.

August 2023

BLMK Service Makes Significant Impact: July Survey Reveals Positive Patient Feedback

In slightly over two months since its launch, the BLMK service has already made a notable impact on patient experiences, according to the results of our July survey. Conducted among patients after their first order, highlights the growing success and satisfaction associated with the BLMK service.

June 2023

BLMK Service Welcomes its 1000th Patient

We are thrilled to announce that the BLMK Service, operated by Bullen Healthcare, has achieved an incredible milestone by welcoming its 1000th Patient.

June 2023

SIA Healthcare's Engagements in Empowering Spinal Injury Patients: A Recap of Recent Events

SIA Healthcare is dedicated to supporting individuals with spinal injuries and has been actively participating in various events to provide valuable insights and support. Through collaboration with healthcare professionals, support coordinators, and representatives, SIA Healthcare aims to empower patients and enhance their quality of life.

Kerry Redman has worked for Bullen, the provider of SIA Healthcare, for over 31 years as North West Territory Manager. Throughout the month of May, SIA Healthcare has been involved in several events that have facilitated connections with patients, professionals, and support networks. Each event has played a crucial role in fostering a supportive environment, promoting education, and delivering specialised care.

March 2023

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Stoma prescription Service (BLMK SPS)

Bullen Healthcare based in Liverpool have been selected to provide a centralised stoma prescription service across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes for over 2300 patients.
The service is brand new for Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.

5th February 2023

SIA Ski Trip

Bullen Healthcare were delighted to sponsor the latest Freerider Sports ski trip to Folgaria in Italy.

2nd December 2022

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

Bullen supported our friends at Crohn’s and Colitis UK during Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week.

25th November 2022

Anfield Stoma Open Day

On the 25th of November we were at Anfield for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust stoma open day.

9th November 2022

Gavin Walker receives MBE

On the 8th on November our SIA Healthcare Outreach Manager Gavin Walker was at Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE from The Prince of Wales for his services to Wheelchair Rugby

24th October 2022

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

To celebrate Spina Bifida awareness week our member of staff Chris Jones took part in the Langdale half marathon to help raise awareness and make a difference to people living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus

21st July 2022

Spinal Injuries Scotland Day

Bullen was one of the sponsors at Spinal Injuries Scotland Annual BBQ and Activities Day at Castle Semple

17th June 2022

Go Yellow for Shine

We have been wearing yellow for Shine today to support the charity, raise awareness
and make donations to help their members with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

19th May 2022

Supporting World IBD Day

Today we were supporting World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, to help raise awareness by sharing some important information throughout the day.

24th March 2022

Bullen warehouse team climb Snowdon for stoma charity

Over the weekend, some of our amazing Warehouse team took on the challenge of climbing Snowdon. They managed to raise over £800 for the charity, this money will provide 27 new stoma patients with a support pack to take home.

19th January 2022

Bullen Healthcare rated Good by the Care Quality Commission

We are delighted to be able to share the results of our recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission, who have given our nursing service a Good rating.

9th December 2021

First patient surveys from Merseyside & Region Stoma Service nursing team

100% of MARSS patients found that having a nurse review was helpful to them in reducing complications and providing easier access to community support.

1st November 2021

Merseyside & Region Stoma Service is now live across the whole of Liverpool and Merseyside

Liverpool based Bullen Healthcare have now successfully launched the centralised stoma service for over 5,000 patients making it the biggest stoma prescription service of its kind.

18th September 2021

Bullen Healthcare secure a place on new national framework for Centralised Prescription Hubs

We are delighted to announce that Bullen Healthcare are the highest scoring supplier on the newly awarded National Framework for Centralised Prescription Hubs (Bladder and Bowel) published by the Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Service.

12th May 2021

Bullen Healthcare strengthens support for stoma patients with new clinical nurses

Everyday across the UK individuals undergo a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy and must adjust to life with a stoma. Thanks to the addition of four new stoma care nurses to Bullen Healthcare’s clinical team, Bullens customers will be able to access support, information and clinical advice after surgery.

18th March 2021

Sysco Business Skills Academy Apprentice of the Year

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Callum Merner, one of our warehouse apprentices has won Supply Chain Operative Apprentice of the Year for 2020/21

10th December 2020

Stoma for a Day

We held a #StomaForADay event in support of the fantastic #StomaAware campaign from Colostomy UK. A big part of what we do involves our stoma customers, so we thought it would be a good idea for the wider Bullens team to try wearing a stoma bag for a day to get a little more insight into what it is like for our customers.

24th November 2020

Bullen Healthcare selected to provide centralised stoma care services across Cheshire and Merseyside

After a robust and carefully considered tender process, Liverpool based Bullen Healthcare has been selected as the Successful Bidder for the provision of Stoma Care Services by 6 Clinical Commissioning Groups across Cheshire and Merseyside.

1st November 2020

Bullen Healthcare to expand Clinical Nursing team

Everyday across the UK individuals undergo surgery to form a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy and must adjust to life with a stoma. Thanks to the addition of two new stoma care nurses to Bullen Healthcare’s clinical team, individuals with stomas across Merseyside and beyond will be able to access improved care, support, information and advice both before and after surgery.

28th October 2020

Liverpool healthcare company tackles ‘mask poverty’

Healthcare delivery company Bullens has this week been delivering a different kind of help to local foodbanks across Liverpool; donating reusable face masks and hand sanitisers to combat ‘mask poverty’ across the city.

27th October 2020

Taking steps to become region's greenest home delivery company

A fourth-generation family-owned business, Bullen Healthcare has taken another step to become the region’s greenest home delivery company for Stoma, Urology and Woundcare products. Founded in 1858, the business, is one of the oldest in Liverpool.

11th October 2020

Launching our new company values video

Back in 2015 our employees came together to draw up our company values. Five years on we wanted to review the values and what they mean to us as a company.

18th September 2020

Sandwich seller now earning a crust in a new way

Lorraine Pennington from Liverpool regularly sold her sandwiches to Bullen Healthcare but feared for her business when COVID-19 struck – but now she has a new role

16th March 2020

COVID 19 - Our response to the pandemic

We are aware that customers may be concerned about the impact of COVID 19 on our ability to continue to deliver their products on time.

3rd February 2020

Bullen Healthcare sponsors SIA ski trip

In February 2020 we ran a ski trip to Folgaria in Northern Italy in conjunction with our charity partner the Spinal Injuries Association.  The skiing is organised through the Teleflex Active Living programme with Freerider.

22nd November 2019

Bullen Healthcare Finance Director awarded FD of the Year

Finance Director, Ian Burton, was awarded Finance Director of the Year in the £30-£42 million turnover category in the FD of the Year awards which was held last night here in Liverpool.

19th November 2018

Results of the 2018 Dispensing Appliance Contractor Survey

As part of our contract with the NHS we have to prepare a report every year on what our customers think about our service.