New Products

So many people have adverse reactions to skin care products. Do you have sensitive or dry skin? Does eczema give you red and itchy skin? Do you want smooth, soft skin? If the answer is yes to any of the above you’ll know how difficult it is to find a suitable skincare...

Rub Conspiracy

How can a simple alcohol hand rub cause such controversy? You apply it, bacteria and viruses on your hands are killed and all is well. Let’s look closer at the first one; you apply it. Simple, when it’s done. In reality, healthcare workers in places like hospitals...

Home Sweet Home

“It’s good to be home.”  A warm inner feeling arises as you associate the words with safety, comfort, relaxation, even control. This is your place, your piece of the world and yes, it is good to be home. “Home Sweet Home” is another favoured phrase. It’s an...

Simple Complexity

It seems to intrigue people that we can work so seamlessly between humans and animals. Apparently it’s reasonable that we can be world influencers in preventing human hospital infections and at the same time provide the global lead on rapidly ending childhood eczema. ...

NewGenn Evolution

NewGenn has always been committed to infection control, and more recently in skin. After joining NewGenn last year I was very keen to transfer this to dogs and other species. I knew our products had been used on animals long before I joined, but none of them were...

Time Saving Foam

Time is money and in these tough economic times improving the use of time is wise. I mention this as I’ve been investigating why dog groomers are finding our new Foam Dog Wash such a revelation. To be honest, some of the feedback we’d received activated the sceptic in...

EXeczema Success

How do you judge success?  That’s a question I’ve used when coaching creative people to appreciate how much they’ve already achieved.  It’s usually with high achievers who’ve set goals most other people wouldn’t dare dream of.  Such people often feel success is still...

Cleaning and Hygiene

“Life’s too short” was a response given when a cleaner was challenged to clean in a corner. She worked in hospitals where patients regularly died from needless infections. Whose life was she referring to; hers or a patient’s? If it was the latter, she was certainly...

Vaccine Paraffin

From my investigations into childhood eczema, I suggest paraffin and other mineral oils and petrochemicals are heavily implicated in the cause and are important in keeping the disease going. I’ve been asked why others have not come to this conclusion when those...

Dermatitis Treatment Cycle

Dermatitis is a disease; the word means the skin is inflamed. What you see is the immune system reacting to something. The obvious question is what it could be reacting to? The answer tends to be less obvious. Consider eczema. We helped a man who’d had eczema for 75...

EXeczema – It’s personal

Ever since a young age I’ve had eczema covering all the skin on my legs. For years I covered myself in steroid creams and went to bed with my hands covered in bandages to stop myself scratching in my sleep. I’d constantly be down the doctor’s with my mum checking to...

Wipes

Parents are advised to not use wet wipes on their children’s eczema. It makes you wonder why. Wipes should be the ideal tool to gently manage patches of eczema, so there must be something really serious to induce this degree of caution. Sadly there is – the number and...

Coat Cleaner and Conditioner

As a dog owner I know how important it is to use safe products on our dogs. With vaccinations, parasite treatments and shampooing we could be forever applying harsh chemicals to their bodies, coats and skin. In terms of medicinal products it comes down to the...

Autobio

At Crufts this year, people were asking why NewGenn, a company headed by a veterinary surgeon, addressed such diverse topics as eczema, occupational dermatitis and infection prevention?   The latter was obvious enough as The Kennel Club was again relying on our very...

NewGenn Foam Dog Wash launched at Crufts 2012

Have you noticed how aggressive dog shampoos affect the hands of many groomers and the skin of numerous dogs?  The groomers were most affected by the frequency with which their hands were in those shampoos, and for dogs it was often a matter of particularly sensitive...

Conform to What

I’ve just returned from South Korea where I was struck by the simple way old and new mesh. History shows how the Korean’s homeland was so badly damaged by other people fighting the cold war on this peninsular. From there, the only way was up and the “Miracle of the...

Silo Mentality

‘Silo mentality’ is a phrase used in corporate training. It’s derived from a row of tall grain silos where what’s happening in one silo is of no relevance to what’s happening in the next. That image can be useful for bosses who are frustrated over poor internal...

Best of Failed Practices

I have just submitted an invited chapter for a textbook on preventing health-care associated infections. The editor felt my novel The Reaper’s Rainbow significantly added to the debate. The novel’s theme allowed me to ask probing questions and he wanted the same in...

Best Practices

Healthcare Associated Infections have become an insurmountable challenge.  Tens of thousands of patients die every year around the world, despite the best efforts of dedicated professionals. Numerous international conferences are held and experts dedicate their lives...

Silence Says it All

Silence can be the best communicator. Last week I was invited to a very private public event.  Private because the participants were expressing their personal grief remembering family members they had lost to healthcare associated infections like MRSA.  Public because...

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