Health and lifestyle

Newcastle Skincare Startup, Nursem – Has Donated Hand-Creams To Over 175,000 Nurses + Midwives

Nursem, the Gosforth-based (Newcastle) skincare brand (which was developed by a nurse - for nurses, - to counteract the harsh effects of constant hand-washing), - has donated hand cream(s) to over 175,000 nurses and midwives as part of their Nursem Promise pledge/scheme.

Nursem, the Gosforth-based (Newcastle) skincare brand (which was developed by a nurse – for nurses, – to counteract the harsh effects of constant hand-washing), – has donated hand cream(s) to over 175,000 nurses and midwives as part of their Nursem Promise pledge/scheme.

As a brand, Nursem was launched in 2019 after a successful campaign on Crowdfunder, by a paediatric nurse called Antonia, – and her husband Jonny, after she suffered with sore, cracked and bleeding hands as a result of constant hand-washing, which had forced her to take sick leave. 

The bleeding conditions turned her into one of the shocking 87% of nurses in the UK, who suffer(s) from contact dermatitis as a result of excessive hand washing, which is estimated to cost the NHS up to £9m a year.

Nursem has been especially developed/designed for hardworking hands, has undergone rigorous testing by the most discerning user panels, and has completed rigorous clinical skin safety testing by a leading UK independent laboratory.

To palliate the unbearable problem, Antonia and Jonny created Nursem, and the brand currently donates a month’s supply of hand cream to one NHS nurse or midwife for every product sold in the UK, via its Nursem Promise pledge/scheme.

The campaign has already given back to over 175,000 nurses and midwives to date, helping to bring them one step closer to achieving their mission – to provide free hand cream to every NHS nurse of midwife by 2025.

Jonny Philip, Co-founder of Nursem, said:

We’re so grateful and proud of everything that has been achieved already from Nursem, with so many fans of the brand across the country – growing across the world – and the amazing value the Nursem Promise is able to provide.

He also said: “It’s been wonderful to give back to our NHS heroes during an unprecedented year, and we’ll continue supporting some of the hardest workers in society, working towards our goal of giving free hand care to every nurse and midwife in the UK!

To discover Nursem’s range, head to: www.nursem.co.uk