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World Bedwetting Day – Time to Take Action!

5 year old girl in bed with her cuddly soft toys

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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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day (IND) takes place on 12th May each year. The date itself has a strong historical significance – the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. The International Council of Nurses is operated by nurses and leads nurses internationally. The organisation works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health […]

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BBUK’s Paediatric Education Day 2018

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Our annual Paediatric Education Day, one of the highlights of our calendar, was held at Redbank House Manchester on 16th October.  It was fully booked several weeks in advance again this year, with over 60 professionals attending from across the country.  We were also well supported by our company colleagues, who provided a diverse exhibition […]

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Davina Talks About Continence Problems in Schools

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK. Prevalence of continence problems Continence problems are considered to be one of the most prevalent healthcare issues in children and young people. Functional constipation affects 0.7-29.6% of (Koppen et al 2014); faecal incontinence, which is often secondary to chronic […]

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Summer Company Representatives Day at Burrows House

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The Bladder and Bowel UK team were delighted to host a successful Summer Company Representatives day this month to catch up with colleagues from the industry, looking at new products, services and innovations. Likewise it gave the company personnel a chance to update on what is happening at BBUK and Disabled Living, alongside understanding services […]

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Learn About the Bladder and Bowel UK Team – helping your bladder and bowel health

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Bladder & Bowel UK is a team of five staff who have a responsibility to promote continence by providing information and education on bladder and bowel health, signposting to the right services to gain access to specialist care and acting as advocates for individuals who suffer from bladder and bowel problems by representation on national […]

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How We Can Support You During World Continence Week

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK for world continence week. Bladder and bowel problems among adults are not uncommon, affecting both males and females of all ages. Some common bladder problems may include bladder leakage (incontinence), bedwetting or difficulties emptying the bladder. Some common bowel […]

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Winners of the Look Good Feel Good Award 2018

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The ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ Award is a joint initiative of Bladder and Bowel UK and the Association for Continence Advice (ACA). The award is presented annually at the ACA conference. Any company may enter any product which they have launched in the preceding year. The award is judged by continence specialists, including members of […]

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Bladder & Bowel UK’s National Symposium 2018

busy crowd at bladder and bowel symposium at bolton arena

This blog post has been written by Karen Irwin, Service Manager/Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). It was wonderful to see so many healthcare professionals attending this year’s annual BBUK Symposium, which is held at the Bolton Arena. This year’s conference attracted over 160 delegates, who despite some adverse weather conditions, travelled from all […]

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