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The Hygiene Services Group in Derby Launches New Cleen App

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HSG UK, The Hygiene Services Group in Derby, has developed Cleen App – the UK’s first fully integrated washroom review app. The Cleen App is FREE to download and enables customers and visitors to rate the washrooms in any type of venue from restaurants and shopping centres to sports stadia and airports. With the Cleen […]

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Urinary Problems Can Affect Men Too

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Joanne from BBUK talks about the male urinary system and how it can affect men’s health and wellbeing. We are taught from a young age that we should have complete control over our bladders, once we are “potty” or “toilet” trained by our parents. Even during those precious early days we learn that to have […]

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The Trouble with Hand Dryers

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Fiona at BBUK, shares an insight about the trouble with hand dryers. Electric hand dryers have now become a the most common method of drying our hands when using public toilets, this is mainly due to their excellent reduction in cost to the environment. Paper towels required the destruction of trees, factory processing, additional packaging, […]

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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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