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How BBUK Can Communicate with You

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In today’s world communication is ever changing. Individuals prefer to communicate in a variety of ways including via social media platforms. Different methods of communication suit different situations. We would like to share the ways which we can communicate with you. The BBUK helpline At BBUK we operate a helpline for the general public and […]

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The Impact of Bladder and Bowel Issues on Education for Young People in the UK

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International Youth Day was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 as a way of raising awareness of the challenges and problems faced by those aged between 10 and 24 years old. It also raises awareness of the role of young people as partners in change. The theme of International Youth Day 2019, […]

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New Report Reveals the Cost of Constipation

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Though most of us have experienced constipation at some point of our lives, it remains an issue that many are unwilling to discuss. To raise awareness about the scale of the impact of constipation on both patients and the Health Service, the Bowel Interest Group published its Cost of Constipation report this Summer, presenting eye-opening […]

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Constipation in Children Is Not Always Recognised

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This post has been written by June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. Constipation in children is often unrecognised. Over time, this can result, in a large backlog of poo so that the child becomes ‘faecally impacted’. This is the medical term used to describe so much poo stuck in the bowel that it cannot be […]

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Self-Care with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This post has been written by Katie Hoare, from Nutritionist Resource, a website offering a simple way to connect with expert nutritional information and nutrition professionals across the UK. For more information, Nutritionist Resource has a dedicated resource hub for IBS and Digestive Health. Up to one in five individuals in the UK are affected by […]

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World Bedwetting Day – Working with Others to Improve Bedwetting

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, for World Bedwetting Day. Telling people what you do for a living, when you are a Children’s Specialist Continence Nurse produces a range of responses. Some people think that all I do is give nappies to children who have had difficulties with toilet […]

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World Bedwetting Day – Time to Take Action!

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This post has been written by June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, for this year’s World Bedwetting Day. Bedwetting, sometimes called enuresis, is a common childhood problem affecting around 20% of all 5 year olds. Historically bedwetting was thought to be something children would ‘grow out’ of. However we now have a much better understanding […]

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day (IND) takes place on 12th May each year. The date itself has a strong historical significance – the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. The International Council of Nurses is operated by nurses and leads nurses internationally. The organisation works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health […]

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Toilet Training Children with Additional Needs – Ready or Not!

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This post has been written by June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. June talks about toilet training children with additional needs. Becoming toilet trained is a milestone all parents strive for with their child, particularly if that child has additional needs. For some parents, this seems an unachievable goal. However, experience has shown us that […]

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Sore Bottoms Caused By Disposable Nappies?

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This post has been written by Fiona Boorman, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. Recent reports in the press have suggested disposable nappies could be causing chemical burns to children’s bottoms. Product testing regulations in the UK are among the best in the world, so soreness due to a reaction to something in the nappy itself […]

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