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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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Supporting Children with Bladder and Bowel Issues as They Return to School

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The charities Bladder & Bowel UK and ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, have experienced a recent increase in calls to their helplines, from anxious families concerned about how their children’s toileting needs will be met on return to school in September.  A survey conducted over the summer by ERIC found that 22% of […]

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Nursing Times Awards 2020 Shortlist

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Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) are thrilled to have been shortlisted in four categories in collaboration with Positive About Down Syndrome (PADS) and ERIC at the 2020 Nursing Times Awards. During a challenging year for the profession, the Nursing Times team were honoured to hear the stories and read the entries of those who entered […]

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The Bowel Interest Group Reveals New Data on The Cost of Constipation

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Cost of constipation still rising in most English regions, reveals new report from the independent Bowel Interest Group. Newly released data from the Bowel Interest Group – published in the 2020 edition of its Cost of Constipation report – has revealed that the cost of avoidable emergency admissions to hospital because of constipation is rising […]

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Improving Children’s Bladder Health During the Summer Holidays

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Our bladders rely on a good fluid intake to remain healthy. If children are not drinking well, they are more likely to become dehydrated, particularly if the weather is hot. This can impact children’s bladder health. Dehydration may cause headaches, light-hotheadedness, dizziness, lack of energy and make your child more grumpy than usual. It will […]

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Children’s Bladder and Bowel Issues: Some Fables and Facts

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This blog was written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). 1. FABLE: Your child will tell you when they are ready to toilet train FACT: Some children will become increasingly aware of when they are doing a wee or a poo. At some point between the ages of two […]

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Living with Ulcerative Interstitial Cystitis: Slow growth, quiet resilience, learning to pace and dealing with being left behind

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This is a guest blog written by a woman called Lucille Whiting, Founder and Lead Designer Maker at Sophia Alexander Gold Fingerprint Jewellery. Lucille tells us about her journey of living with ulcerative interstitial cystitis. 19 Years Before My Diagnosis I’ve suffered from what were thought to be recurrent bladder infections since my late teens, […]

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Bowel Interest Group Launches Updated Interactive Treatment Pathway for Chronic Constipation Patients

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This is a guest post by Bowel Interest Group for Bladder & Bowel UK’s (BBUK) blog. (Letchworth, 18 June 2020) Research has shown that chronic constipation is costing the NHS £71 million/year in avoidable, unplanned emergency hospital admissions. Bowel complaints carry an enormous stigma, with one on five too embarrassed to talk to their GP […]

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