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South Derbyshire NHS team share their experience with Silhouette for Diabetes Foot care


Learn more about how Silhouette is supporting integrated diabetes foot care in South Derbyshire

Video by kind permission of East Midlands Academic Health Science Network  


A new video from East Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (EMAHSN) gives an insider view on South Derbyshire's technology-enabled diabetes foot care service which is deploying Silhouette®, an innovative digital wound assessment solution

The new model of care is supporting efficient MDFT service access across Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust by enabling care in community clinics with oversight from acute MDFT clinical leads. The Silhouette solution is empowering staff with remote access to real time diabetes foot ulcer assessment data including digital images, 3D measurements, ulcer healing charts and electronic clinical notes, making referral of care a much simpler process for the clinician.

The video features the Lead Clinicians from the NHS Provider Trusts, the Clinical Commissioning Lead, Patients and collaboration partners EMAHSN as the innovation catalyst and industry partners Entec Health Limited and Aranz Medical Ltd.

Watch the video to get a close and personal account of the digital health innovation journey and the benefits gained from the adoption of the new Silhouette technology in the South Derbyshire diabetes foot care pathway.

 Testimonials from the featured EMAHSN video

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Learn more

Download new case studyDiabetes Foot Care – Integrated diabetes foot pathway, South Derbyshire, February 2019

Visit Silhouette for Diabetes Foot Management Application 

Book a conversation or Silhouette demonstration meeting with Entec Health: Email us at 

Watch Entec Health 2018 Highlights

The team at Entec Health has enjoyed a fantastic year, working together with our customers and partners. As many of you will know, Entec Health supports wound care transformation with a proven portfolio of enabling technologies. The offering includes the Silhouette wound assessment solution and the Wound Care Buddy App. As a team we have achieved some incredible milestones, with a shared mission to enable health innovation and ultimately, to help improve patient experience and patient care outcomes. 

Thank you to all our clients and partners who have made this success possible during 2018. Hope you enjoy watching the 2018 highlights from an amazing year captured in our short review video. 


Watch Entec Health 2018 Highlights here

It has been very rewarding to collaborate with pioneering and committed leaders and teams in the NHS, AHSNs and the wider healthcare community. We have shown that, together, we can develop and deliver new practices and new models of care in diabetes foot care and wound care to support sustainable healthcare services and improved patient experience.

Visit Diabetes Foot Care, Chronic Wound Management, Wound Formulary Management on our website to learn more.

Are you a healthcare innovator with a similar vision for the future? We are here to learn together and collaborate. Please drop us a line at to discuss your future plans for diabetes foot care, tissue viability and community nursing service development.

We look forward to working with our clients and partners in 2019 for more success in digitally-enabled health innovation.

Wishing you a Prosperous, Happy and Healthy New Year for 2019.

Best wishes from all the team at Entec Health



Hounslow and Richmond Community Trust share best practice initiative at Wounds UK 2018 conference

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Lillah Irwin, Tissue Viability Nurse +and Edwin Chamanga, Senior Lecturer Tissue Viability ++

presenting free paper at Wounds UK 2018 Annual Conference, Harrogate


+ Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust

++ Kingston University and St. George's University of London


Entec Health were pleased to have their collaboration partners from Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) present an e-poster and free paper at the Wounds UK Annual Conference, Harrogate, 5-7 November 2018.

As first adopters of the Wound Care Buddy App (© Entec Health Limited), Tissue Viability Lead Nurse, Lillah Irwin, alongside Senior Lecturer Tissue Viability Edwin Chamanga, shared their experience and results on implementation of a Wound Care Mobile App to support best practice in community wound care.

Positive impacts and benefits of the Wound Care Buddy App reported by HRCH in peer-reviewed free paper session at Wounds UK 2018 conference:

  • Encourages clinicians to holistically assess patients with wound care guidelines available at their “finger tips”.
  • Reduces delays in starting appropriate care
  • Supports appropriate referrals to TVNs
  • From the reviewed data, there is evidence of clinicians frequently accessing the key dressings and formulary listings screens, which could be considered as evidence of wound care formulary compliance
  • This meets with the Department of Health agenda of digital mobile working
You can download the HRCH e-poster and free paper presentation from Wounds UK 2018 Annual Conference 2018 here:

Implementation of a Wound Care Mobile App in a Community Setting

Lillah Irwin, Tissue Viability Nurse + and Edwin Chamanga Senior Lecturer in Tissue Viability ++

+ Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust

++ Kingston University and St. George's University of London

Download the HRCH Trust e-poster and free paper presentation here, by kind permission of the authors.

It has been an exciting few months for the Hounslow & Richmond Community Trust Tissue Viability Team. The HRCH Tissue Viability team were announced finalists in the Nursing Times Awards 2018, for the Innovation in Chronic Wound Management Category. Read more.

Inspired to adopt the Wound Care Buddy App?

The Wound Care Buddy App is developed and hosted by Entec Health as a cloud-based service. Supported by Wounds UK, Entec Health is pleased to bring the Wound Care Buddy App to healthcare providers to help make best practice and formulary compliance easier and smarter.

Please get in touch to schedule a Wound Care Buddy App conversation or demonstration. Call Louis Easy, Entec Health Sales, on 07376 046 824 for further information.

Download Wound Care Buddy App brochure here

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Entec Health team at Wounds UK, 2018 from left, Managing Director - Achala Patel, Solutions Manager – Amir Dean, Sales & Marketing Executive – Louis Easy



Entec Health and Wounds UK announce collaboration on Wound Care Buddy App

Wounds UK are delighted to announce that they will be supporting the Wound Care Buddy App, a new mobile app launched by Entec Health Limited.

Entec Health and Wounds UK share a mission to promote best practice in wound care, through a variety of innovative and accessible resources.

The Wound Care Buddy App is a new cloud-based service developed and hosted by Entec Health. This platform allows organisations to tailor their own content providing fast and easy access to their organisation’s wound management guidelines and formulary product listing on mobile devices at the point of care.

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Watch the Wound Care Buddy App video here

Wounds UK are pleased to be supporting the introduction and availability of the App which embraces the advantages of digital health to facilitate standardised care and enhanced outcomes.

Rob Yates, Managing Director, Wounds UK said “The team at Wounds UK have been impressed by the technology developed by Entec Health. For us, it was clear to see the clinical and practical benefits that the Wound Care Buddy App offers clinical staff and service providers. We are therefore very pleased to be supporting Entec Health in this exciting venture and look forward to facilitating its wider use and adoption around the UK.”

The App is aimed at supporting the multi-disciplinary team at the forefront of wound care services, including TVNs, District Nurses, Practice Nurses and Link Nurses.

The Wound Care Buddy App offers several benefits:

  • equips and empowers wound care teams to achieve consistency, best practice and compliance with formulary
  • increases efficiency and independence of nursing staff as essential information is available instantly when treating patients
  • generates insightful analytics to demonstrate user engagement by content area
The Wound Care Buddy App is available for purchase by organisations, as an enterprise solution. Users are issued with a licence key once the client account is set up.

Achala Patel, Managing Director, Entec Health added “I am very excited to have Wounds UK supporting the Wound Care Buddy App. Wounds UK is one of the most respected organisations in the sector for professional education. Entec Health is proud to work with Wounds UK to put innovation in the hands of health professionals, to enable better ways of working and support advances in patient care.”

Read about Hounslow & Richmond Community NHS Trust’s successful implementation of the Wound Care Buddy App

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Visit Wound Care Buddy App website

Copyright Wound Care Buddy App © Entec Health Limited April 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Introducing the New Generation of Silhouette digital wound assessment solutions

Entec Health is excited to present the New Generation of Silhouette, featuring SilhouetteStar2, SilhouetteLite+ and SilhouetteLite. The new Silhouette suite enables wound care specialists to assess patient wound outcomes in a range of care settings using digital wound imaging with the option of 3D or 2D wound measurement.

The wound data collected by the Silhouette devices is synchronised with a centrally hosted database, SilhouetteCentral. SilhouetteCentral is a web-based application and can be accessed remotely when a secure network connection is available. The point of care wound assessment device options include the SilhouetteStar2 3D measurement wireless camera, SilhouetteLite+ Application and 2D measurement Sensor for iPad/iPhone and the SilhouetteLite App for iOS devices.


Watch the Silhouette New Generation Suite video to learn more 


Silhouette New Generation overview video

To learn more, head to our Silhouette New Generation webpage to watch our video demonstrations

The Silhouette solution offers the following benefits to NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers: 

  • Fast, easy, objective wound assessment at the point of care
  • Supports outcomes-led practice for integrated, multi-disciplinary care of patients
  • Enables organisations to empower and equip clinicians to achieve improvements in wound outcomes, safety, patient experience and cost effectiveness
Email us at to book a call to discuss your wound care service development plans and how we can help. 

Silhouette is a registered trademark of ARANZ Healthcare Limited

Hounslow and Richmond Trust wins JCN Award for adopting the Wound Care Buddy App

The Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) has announced Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) as winners in Outstanding Practice in Wound Care for successful implementation of the Wound Care Buddy App for their district nurses. This follows a successful collaboration between HRCH and Entec Health Limited, the company behind the Wound Care Buddy App. 

 Watch the Wound Care Buddy App virtual tour here

The Wound Care Buddy App enables healthcare professionals to access their organisation’s wound management guidelines and formulary product listing, on mobile devices at the point of care, to support standardised care and best practice.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust has become the first organisation in the NHS to adopt the Wound Care Buddy App as a part of their commitment to enabling their nurses to deliver the best patient care possible. The Wound Care Buddy App has been very well received at the Trust. There has been positive impact for the Tissue Viability Nursing (TVN) team and District Nurses, helping staff to access essential information rapidly when needed and to use their time more effectively. Previously, if district nurses required specialist information at the point of care, they would have to contact a Tissue Viability Nurse (TVN) over the phone, which proved to be an ineffective method, as in some cases the TVN nurses may have called back after district nurses had left the patient's home.


"The TVN team is now receiving fewer calls about basic wound care advice as district nurses can find the information when needed"
Lillah Irwin, Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse - Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust


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Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust team from left, Yomi Ogunsola, Amritpal Mangat, Lillah Irwin

and Entec Health Managing Director, Achala Patel

The team at HRCH are extremely passionate about digital health care and are continuously seeking innovative systems to support their tissue viability service and district nurses in delivering the best care possible.This prestigious JCN Award for Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust recognises the Trust’s ability to innovate how their staff deliver excellence in wound care.The HRCH management team has also found the anonymised analytics generated by the Wound Care Buddy App very useful in tracking uptake of the App and user visits per screen. This has given HRCH invaluable insights on the information that their district nurses are seeking out to support patient care. 


"Analytics such as users per month and screen views is helping us understand what information is regularly being accessed and demonstrating active use of the Trust's Wound Management Formulary"

Yomi Ogunsola, Adult Community Services Manager - Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 15.14.46Example: Anonymised User Analytics displaying screen views and users per month, giving NHS Trusts an insight on what information is being accessed on the Wound Care Buddy App


“The Wound Care Buddy App was developed with the support of leading, expert UK practitioners. I am proud to see Entec Health launching this solution and making an impact by empowering nurses with more  confidence and independence to follow Trust wound management guidelines and formulary policy. ” 

Achala Patel, Managing Director - Entec Health

To download the Wound Care Buddy App Brochure please click here

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Entec Health wound tech website has a Spring makeover

We are excited to announce the launch of a fresh new website, packed with the latest information on our exciting digital healthcare portfolio for wound management and diabetes foot care

As a health tech innovation company, we passionately believe that technology has the ability to positively impact healthcare, which is why it’s a top priority for us to share the latest news and know-how with healthcare innovators.

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Watch our virtual tour of the Wound Care Buddy App, an exciting new solution for management of wound care formularies, the digital way.

Check out Silhouette feature on BBC East Midlands Today, to see how the digital wound imaging technology is paving the way for improved care of patients with diabetes foot ulcers.


Have a sneak preview of our new website here


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Take a look at what’s new

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Entec Health and collaboration partners finalists for HSJ Partnership Awards 2018


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The Diabetes Foot Care Innovation team at The HSJ Partnership Awards Night, London, 8 March 2018

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has announced Entec Health and its collaboration partners as finalists for the best innovation in medical technology category. This recognition is for the novel 3D digital wound assessment technology, Silhouette®, which is enabling effective care of patients with diabetes foot ulceration within acute and community settings.

The Silhouette 3D measurement technology accurately maps ulcer size, progress and response to treatment. The system allows accurate assessment of foot ulcers at the point of care, together with remote access to progress data in real time for all members of the care team.

The significant milestone of being recognised as finalists, comes after successful adoption of Silhouette by Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts and Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services NHS Trust, where staff and patient feedback has been extremely positive. 

The initiative has been funded and supported by East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN).

Silhouette has enabled care closer to home for the Southern Derbyshire integrated diabetes foot care pathway. Being seen in the community means reducing the number of outpatient appointments taking place at the hospital out-patient clinic; freeing up time for patients and making it easier to attend appointments.

“I am delighted for Entec Health to be a finalist for the 2018 HSJ Partnership Awards. This is welcome recognition for the tremendous collaboration with our NHS partners,  a Diabetes Innovation project supported by EMAHSN. Congratulations and well done to the team for developing and launching a new model of diabetes foot care in Southern Derbyshire, enabled by Silhouette. Great to see everyone’s effort and commitment to go the extra mile acknowledged.” Achala Patel, Managing Director, Entec Health

You can see more on the project and Silhouette technology in this BBC East Midlands Today news report:

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As a result of implementing the Silhouette system, we have been able to safely transfer an increasing portion of patients for treatment in community clinics and have improved waiting times in our out-patient clinic. Importantly, patients are happy with the new model of care. In a survey following introduction of digital ulcer assessment, 71% of patients reported a greater confidence in the care they had received. We are using the Silhouette system to generate automated reports for the GPs which has led to efficiencies and a significant reduction in administration burden for the clinic.”

Professor Fran Game, Consultant Diabetologist, Clinical Director R&D, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Download the EMAHSN Impact Report here

Contact to request the EMAHSN Diabetes Foot Digital Solution Business Case.

­­­With 6,000 patients with diabetes needing leg, foot or toe amputations per year, the total NHS spend on ulceration/ amputation is an estimated £651 million, in England. It is widely reported amputation and ulceration can be avoided if proper care is taken at an early stage. NDFA Exec Report 2014 - 2016, published March 2017 

Mike Hannay, Managing Director of the EMAHSN, said: “We are delighted that the partnership with Entec Health Ltd has been recognised at national level for its innovative use of technology to improve care for patients in our region. The Silhouette project is a fantastic demonstration of moving care out of hospital and closer to home which is both welcomed by patients and more sustainable for the NHS.”

Entec Health is an appointed distributor and market partner for Silhouette in the UK. Silhouette is developed and manufactured by ARANZ Medical Limited. Find out more about the projects and further impacts here.

EMAHSN Diabetes Digital Solution Collaboration Partners

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