Organisations We Support
The NHS Health Check programme is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia. BHR support the NHS Health Check programme by providing over 150 local authority areas with innovative Point Of Care Testing (POCT) equipment. This equipment provides healthcare professionals with teh ability to measure a patient's cholesterol in under 2 minutes negating the need for the patient to visit a phlebotonist and have a traditioanl laboratory test. As well as cholesterol analysers, BHR provides all equipment required for an NHS Health Check, including height and weight scales, blood pressure monitors, HbA1c analysers and literature.
The NHS Diabetes Prvention Programme (NHS DPP) is designed to identify those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and aims to refer them onto a behaviour change programme. There are currently 3.4 million people with Type 2 diabetes in England with around 200,000 new diagnoses every year. The NHS aims to reduce the number of patients that develop diabetes by using behavioural interventions. BHR support the NHS DPP by supplying portable POCT equipment to programme providers. The portable equipment allows healthcare professionals to accurately measure a patient's HbA1c level within 5 minutes, from a single drop of blood obtained using a finger stick. Patients do not need to visit a phlebotonist and receive their results within minutes of testing.
heart UK are the United Kingdom's Cholesterol Charity, and have been charity partners of BHR for over 5 years. heart UK aim for most UK adults to know and understand their cholesterol levels, and to take action to improve their health and lower their risk of illness. The charity strives to support everybody that contacts them for help and advice, to get a proper diagnosis and the best possible care. The help raise awareness of the risk of high cholesterol which is the major risk factor for heart attacks and stroles. Since 2012 Heart UK have accepted the CardioChek Professional Analyser as a suitable POCT device for cholesterol testing within the NHS Health Check Programme.
Diabetes UK are the United Kingdom's Diabetes charity, and they have been a charity partner of BHR since 2018. Diabetes UK's vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. They strive to prevent Type 2 diabete, campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes, and fund research that will one day leade to a cure for the condition. In the summer of 2018 BHR became an official charity partner of Diabetes UK. Together we will raise awareness of the fastest growing health crisis in the UK. Managing Director of BHR, Ramesh Patel, said the following about BHR and Diabetes UK partnership: "We are proud to be working with Diabetes UK to help raise awareness of diabetes. The numbers of people developing the condition is increasing at an alarming rate and it's important that organisations like BHR Pharaceuticals - who market diagnostic products used in the treatment of diabetes - help amplify Diabetes UK's message about diabetes care and prevention.