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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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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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World Continence Week 2020

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Karen Irwin, Specialist Nurse/Service Manager at BBUK talks about this year’s World Continence Week (WCW). World Continence Week is a health campaign run by the International Continence Society (ICS) every year to raise awareness of incontinence related issues. This year it takes place from the 15th – 21st June. Bladder and bowel problems are not […]

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Dedicated to Advancing Clinical Oncology and Life Saving Research

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Knowledge surrounding cancer and the development of modern technologies has revolutionised the way healthcare has been offered over the last 50 years. The extent of the development means that someone diagnosed with cancer today is twice as likely to survive 10 years after their diagnosis than they would in 1970. Until we find a cure […]

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Celebrating Karen’s 34th Year in Nursing

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It is not uncommon to hear a nurse say, “we are just doing our job”. Nurses work across many different areas. They provide healthcare services, monitor and support patient progress, educate patients, their families, carers and others regarding their health condition as well as providing day-to-day care. It is important to also acknowledge that many nurses […]

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