ABOUT CONVATEC

Improving the lives of the people we touch


ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company focused on therapies for the management of chronic conditions, with leading market positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion devices.

As leaders in continence care for over 30 years, ConvaTec are constantly looking for ways to improve the users' experience. In 2018, they launched GentleCath™ in the UK, a range of intermittent catheters with unique FeelClean™ Technology designed to make catheterising as simple and convenient as possible.
Gentle cath

ABOUT FEELCLEAN™ TECHNOLOGY 


ConvaTec’s GentleCath™ catheters incorporate pioneering FeelClean™ Technology designed to make the task of intermittent self-catheterisation an easier and more comfortable experience. 
  • A gentler catheter that combines the ease of insertion of hydrophilic coated catheters with the clean ‘non-sticky’ feel of an uncoated catheter. 
  • Created from a next generation material that is intrinsically slippery when wet but without the need for a coating. 
  • Has low levels of friction during insertion but does not become sticky, reducing the risk of trauma or bleeding and the pain these can cause. 
The user comfort benefits of FeelClean™ Technology have been evidenced. 
  • 39% Less force required to start removing GentleCath™ with FeelClean™ Technology than the leading coated catheter, which demonstrated that is does not stick, making the process more comfortable. 1
  • Spectroscopic characterisation confirms that FeelClean™ Technology is PVP free, which is why is does not stick.
  • 90% of users rated GentleCath™ Glide with FeelClean™ Technology better than their usual catheter for comfort during use. 2
  • >85% of users rated GentleCath™  Glide with FeelClean™ Technology “very comfortable” or “comfortable” for comfort on insertion and comfort on removal.2

ABOUT GENTLECATH™

ConvaTec has a range of intermittent catheters called GentleCath™. All of our catheters are hydrophilic and are made using our unique FeelClean™ Technology. Our catheters are third generation intermittent catheters with integrated hydrophilic properties:
Forming a highly lubricious hydration layer when activated with pure water.
Proven no sticking with minimal residue and mess.1
Delivering a clean and comfortable catheterisation experience for the user.Within our range we offer standard and compact intermittent catheters for men and women.
 

GentleCath™ Glide

GentleCath™ Glide is our standard hydrophilic catheter with integrated FeelClean™ Technology available for men and women.
  • A pure3 water sachet for quick lubrication.
  • Smooth, slippery surface designed to make catheterising easier.
  • A no-touch sleeve to help prevent contamination of the catheter with bacteria from the hands.4,5
  • FeelClean™ Technology proven to reduce the residuals and mess left behind by cathing.1
  • Available with a straight or Tiemann tip.
Male Straight Tip: CH08 – CH18
Male Tiemann Tip: CH08 – CH18
Female Straight Tip: CH08 – CH16
 

GentleCath Air™ For Women

GentleCath Air™ for Women is our compact hydrophilic catheter with integrated FeelClean™ Technology available for women.
  • A case designed to blend discreetly into everyday life that is easy to open and resealable.
  • Lubricated and ready to use as soon as you take it out of the case.
  • A FreshSleeve™ to help prevent contamination of the catheter with bacteria from the hands.4,5
  • A GuideTip™ designed to help locate the urethra and insert the catheter.
  • FeelClean™ Technology designed for no sticking and minimal mess and residue.

Female Straight Tip: CH10 – Ch14

ABOUT AMCARE™ GROUP

Always by your side

As dedicated providers of support services to the continence and stoma community for over 30 years, we understand the impact that living with these types of conditions can have on your life. That’s why we want to reassure you that we’re always by our customer’s side. Whether they’re ordering for themselves or a family member, if they need help with their prescription, specialist advice, want to try different products, or just someone to talk to, we’re here for them. Because amazing people deserve amazing care. Amcare.

Why Choose Amcare?

  • Peace of mind: our customers never need to worry about having enough product supplies. Our ordering and delivery service is simple, reliable and discreet, leaving them to focus on their health.
  • Compassionate: Experienced in all thing’s stoma and continence. We are always available to supply, support and advise on all aspects of our customers’ conditions. We put the customer at the heart of what we do.
  • Our customers are unique: To us, every customer and their condition is individual.
    That's why we happily customise our advice and adapt products to suit them, whenever they need us.

Putting the customer at the heart of what we do

  • Open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday.
  • Order by phone, email, online, post or through a nurse or GP.
  • Monthly management calls to check changes to customer needs.
  • Repeat ordering service.
  • Personalised care plan.
  • Managing relationships with GPs on behalf with our customers.
  • Dedicated, friendly customer care agents.
References: 
  1. In vitro data on file.  
  2. A Multi-Centre Clinical Investigation to Assess the Performance of GentleCathTM Glide Intermittent Catheters. Study U378 GentleCathTM Glide Final Report. July 2018. Data on File. ConvaTec Inc. 
  3. RPT-006447 Biological Evaluation Process. Data on file. 
  4. Hudson E. & Murahata R.I. The ‘no-touch’ method of intermittent urinary catheter insertion: can it reduce the risk of bacteria entering the bladder? Spinal Cord 2005;43(10):611–614.  
  5. Charbonneau-Smith R. No-touch catheterisation and infection rates in a select spinal cord injured population. Rehabilitation Nursing 1993;18(5):296–299, 305.