Norvil McClurg interviewed by BBC Radio Newcastle

We like to keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to developments in medical support whether its treatments, interventions, research or equipment; we want what’s best for our clients so it pays to be in the know.
We have developed a strong network of contacts across all of the relevant fields; research consultants, equipment manufacturers, charitable support groups, OT’s, we’ve even developed links with MP’s to help lobby the government.

‘It’s not what you know, but who you know.’ There is some truth in that; having a network of contacts means we know who to go to, so less time being passed around and more time actually making decisions and getting results.
Below is a bulletin of updates and articles from a selection of our contacts, we hope you find their information useful.

We have also included some news updates from within CMS so you can keep upto date with what is happening with our clients and their teams.


A Monstrous Weekend

Posted on May 19, 2014 by stuart

  During a warm and pleasant weekend in mid-May, I led a CMS Team visiting the London Rugby 7’s Tournament, part of the International 7s Series at Twickenham.  The team comprised carers Fiona and Dimitar and myself, Gordon. This was my third consecutive year attending the 7’s at ‘Twickers’. For those who don’t know about [...]

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A surprising new drug ‘could help Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy’

Posted on May 16, 2014 by stuart

Scientists in the US have been using Viagra and Cialis, usually used for treating male impotence, while researching Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The drug has shown an increase in blood flow to the muscles and could be beneficial in slowing the progression on muscle wastage. To read the full BBC article click here.

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MP’s call for newborn Muscular Dystrophy test

Posted on May 16, 2014 by stuart

A group of MP’s is urging the government to allow testing of newborn babies for Muscular Dystrophy. Newborn screening for Muscular Dystrophy is possible, although reliability is disputed, and would allow diagnosis at a much earlier stage than the method currently used. Average age of diagnosis is 5 years old by which time up to [...]

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Student Employer and Employee of the Year Awards 2013

Posted on August 13, 2013 by stuart

CMS Team Leaders have been nominating members of their team for the ‘Student Employee of the Year Award’. This annual competition is run by the National Association of Student Employee Services to recognise student achievement in Universities across the country. I am pleased to announce that three CMS employees have been successful. We are proud [...]

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CMS Feature in Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group Newsletter PENlines

Posted on June 3, 2013 by stuart

  An interesting aspect of the work of a CMS carer is that, as clients require assistance with consuming food and ingesting sufficient nutrition, they sometimes use a PEG Feeding system to introduce nutritional liquid directly into the tummy. This is a more specialised aspect of care for which CMS carers undergo training and qualification.  [...]

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Scottish Care Accolade Awards

Posted on April 15, 2013 by stuart

Scottish Care Accolade Awards 2013 CMS is pleasedto announce Project Armour has made it through to the final stage of the Scottish Care Accolade Awards in the Personalisation of Services category. We are all so pleased that the hard work that has been put in since October 2011 to helping Lois in achieving her dream [...]

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Great British Care Awards Success

Posted on November 24, 2012 by stuart

Congratulations to our Administration and Training Manager Maria Field and our Administration Assistant Paul Connor on their success at this years Great North East Care Awards. Maria won in the Care Trainer category and Paul picked up his award in the Ancillary Worker category. Two well deserved wins! Congratulations also to Laura King (Frontline Leader [...]

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CMS Finalist in Great South East Care Awards

Posted on November 5, 2012 by stuart

A new name was added to the list of nominees for the Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards. Liz Vetcher, CMS carer in Portsmouth has been shortlisted as finalist in the contest to find the top performers in the care sector in the South East. Nominated for the ‘Dignity In Care Award’ Liz, [...]

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Latest CQC Inspection Report

Posted on November 5, 2012 by stuart

Care Management Services received an ‘unannounced CQC inspection’ this summer and their report has just been published. This was a routine inspection to check that the required essential standards of quality and safety were being met. This is done by examining our processes and records and by interviewing CMS clients and staff around the UK. [...]

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Gordon McClurg Nominated for Care Talk Care Top 30

Posted on October 16, 2012 by stuart

Care Management Services Managing Director Gordon McClurg has been nominated for the Care Talk Social Care Top 30. Care Talk aim to recognise and showcase real leadership and excellence across the sector. For the past 10 years Gordon has been using his own experience of supported independent living to lead the way for his clients. [...]

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Great North East Care Awards 2012

Posted on October 16, 2012 by stuart

The Great North East Care Awards will once again be taking place in Gateshead this Novemeber and we are very proud to announce that all of our 4 nominations have been shortlisted for the awards. Team GM The team have been nominated in the Care Team category. Lead by Morag, the team have have worked [...]

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Norvil McClurg interviewed by BBC Radio Newcastle

Posted on October 16, 2012 by stuart

CMS Director of Care, Norvil McClurg, interviewed by Jonathan Miles for BBC Radio Newcastle. The show was originally broadcast on 15th October 2012 @ 10:00am. The show was exploring ‘how to source care for a loved one’.

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