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Managing Menstruation and Incontinence

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Jane Smith, Product Manager at Attends UK. She talks about managing menstruation and incontinence. Many questions are asked about wearing sanitary protection in combination with a continence product. There is little research on the subject. Continence nurse specialists usually advise that it is an individual choice for the person, their carer or family. If sanitary […]

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National Nutrition Month: The impact of diet on constipation in children

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For National Nutrition Month, our Children’s Specialist Nurse, Davina Richardson has written a blog of the importance of diet on constipation in children. What we eat can affect our health. Diet is particularly important in the early years of life because childhood is the time of rapid growth and development and lots of activity.  It […]

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World Down Syndrome Day 2021

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World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21st March and this year the theme is ‘we decide’. This has been chosen to reflect United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. There are eight core principles to the Convention and these are: Respect for dignity, for the rights of the individual with a […]

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World Sleep Day: What is Nocturia?

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For World Sleep Day, our Children’s Specialist Nurse, Davina Richardson, has written a blog on nocturia and why it is important to get a good night’s sleep. All humans need to sleep. Good sleep is as important for overall health and wellbeing as a balanced diet and getting sufficient exercise. It helps us to function […]

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Better Bowel Health: how to make a business case in four steps

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This is a guest blog for Bladder & Bowel UK, written by Dr Benjamin Disney, a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Part of our work at the Bowel Interest Group is to raise awareness about the need for improved bowel care management within healthcare services and promote better bowel health. […]

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The Nursing Times Awards – Congratulations to Bladder & Bowel UK!

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Bladder & Bowel UK are delighted to be the winner of the Continence Promotion and Care Category at the Nursing Times Awards in partnership with ERIC, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity. Davina Richardson, BBUK’s Children’s Continence Nurse, was the clinical lead on the project which was recognised for this prestigious award. 2020 has been […]

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World Toilet Day 2020

The first World Toilet Day was on the 19th November 2001 and was initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the need to improve sanitation worldwide. World Toilet Day recognises that not only do all humans need access to toilets, but those toilets need to be able to withstand climate change and keep […]

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How Continence Problems Can Affect Mental Health

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For Stress Awareness Week, BBUK’s Children’s Specialist Nurse, June Rogers, looks at how bladder and/or bowel issues can cause stress and affect a person’s mental health. Historically, continence problems (wetting and soiling) in childhood were thought to be the result of the child having an underlying psychological or behavioural problem. A journal article written in […]

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is usually described as being repeated behaviours that cause physical or emotional pain or distress. It can take many forms, including physical (pushing, shoving, hitting, kicking); it may be verbal, including persistent name-calling or extreme teasing; emotional, such as being repeatedly excluded from activities; it may be racist or sexist; or it may be […]

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‘Dear Future…’ – Letters for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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As part of October’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a series of ‘Dear Future …’ letters have been written. These have been written in conjunction with PADS (Positive About Down Syndrome) to help future families and professionals have a better understanding of children with Down syndrome. Our very own June Rogers MBE, Children’s Specialist Nurse at […]

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