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Why I became a Nurse

Posted by Bev Collins, May 12 2020

On International Nurses Day, we spoke to some of our Nursing Team to find out what inspired them to become a nurse.

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Topics: Nursing

Teaching Women ISC: Nurses' Perspective

Posted by Bev Collins, February 19 2020

For many women, Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC) is a simple and effective solution to managing their bladder problems. However, obstacles can arise when teaching and learning that can impact long-term adherence to the therapy.

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC

Loss of function = loss of dignity?

Posted by Bev Collins, November 13 2019

There’s always a measure of uncertainty when you visit the doctor. You put your fate in someone else’s hands and might feel vulnerable, especially if the topic is a bit embarrassing. We asked catheter users how they experience living with urinary issues and frequent doctor visits.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Women's Health, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation, Men's Health

TAI for Children - Trying Transanal Irrigation for the first time

Posted by Bev Collins, April 30 2019

This afternoon I had the huge privilege of meeting Emily aged 'four and a lot' (nearly five). Emily has cerebral palsy and was diagnosed aged two. What a delight! I feel so humbled but also honoured that I was involved in their lives today. This is why I love my job so much.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Transanal Irrigation, Children, TAI, Self-catheterisation

Support For Young People With MS

Posted by Bev Collins, March 26 2019

Every week approximately 100 are diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) in the UK. An increasing number of those are young adults for who it can be a huge challenge.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Bladder Management, MS