SOCKS made of a fabric that’s as slippery as ice could help the NHS reduce its £1.4 billion bill for treating bedsores.

Parafricta bootees, right, guard against heel ulcers – often caused by constant rubbing of skin against bedsheets.

They are made of a smooth, nylon-type product with long, flat fibres that reduce friction. They were the idea of nurse Debbie Gleeson at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust in Merseyside, where they cut heel-pressure ulcers by 84 per cent, saving the trust £200,000.

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