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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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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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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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How to Knit a Demonstration Colon 

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Find out how to knit a demonstration colon with our step by step guide. The knitted demonstration colon is a great way to visually display bowel movement. It can be used to explain or demonstrate some of the following:   Peristalsis and Hirschsprung’s  Stretch receptors and bowel sensation  Ano rectal sling/ knees up position on the […]

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Nocturia – What Is It? Do You Want to Know More?

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Joanne, Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK talks about what Nocturia is an the common symptoms to look out for. Many people experience night-time bladder problems. One of these conditions is known as Nocturia. Nocturia is defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as: “The number of times urine is passed during the main […]

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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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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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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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