Featured in this month’s newsletter • Conference feedback UKCS - Telford Global Forum on Incontinence • Spotlight on Bladder and Bowel UK Services Product Information • Adult Bowel Education Day Group Meeting September 2018 • Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Education Day October 2018 • Enuresis Award 2018 • Wold Bedwetting Day • ACA /BBUK Look Good Feel Good Award • ACA Conference Including Paediatric and Care Home Workshops •General Data Protection Regulation •Loo of the Month
Welcome to this months Bladder and Bowel UK Newsletter Bladder and Bowel UK, Disabled Living, Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2LY
UKCS 2018 Telford J oanne Hoyle Specialist Nurse
Some of the topics covered included: Urology for non-specialists – UTIs, Male urethral problems, Neurourology update and Artificial urinary sphincters SNS for incontinence Colorectal surgery for nonspecialists – Faecal incontinence, Haemorrhoids, Perianal Crohns disease, Anal cancer MASIC symposium – long term outcome of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) Urodynamic measurement and physics Case studies – Expert Multidisciplinary panel Plus many more....
The conference was held over three days with between 2-4 streams of education concurrently taking place. As this was the first time the conference was held as a joint venture between the UKCS and Pelvic Floor Society it led to more variety in specialist clinicians, topics covered and networking opportunities.
Miss K Telford , Manchester , speaking on faecal incontinence in adults and treatment algorithms
As you can see by the topics the sessions, were cutting edge, up to date research evidence based clinical information and practice promoting excellence in continence care with a real MDT approach. The conference was really motivating as the speakers were high calibre and there was a “team” feel most of the time. The breaks and social occasions led to valuable networking time with old and new colleagues who have the continence passion understanding what is happening in the highly specialist areas of continence care in the NHS and beyond.
Global Forum on Incontinence 17-18 April 2018 Rome Driving Outcomes in Continence Care â€“ creating a win-win for patients, carers and health systems. Davina Richardson Children's Specialist Nurse
BBUK Children's Specialist nurses June Rogers and Davina Richardson catching up with Penny Dobson, Chair Paediatric Continence Forum
The conference was an intensely packed, with high-profile speakers from across the globe. It covered patient and carer perspectives of the realities of living with incontinence, the characteristics of those affected, the challenges of an aging population, the role of toileting and containment, outcome measures of care to competencies and panel discussions. The conference was presented with fourteen key performance indicators for effective toileting and containment strategies and asked to consider which three of these would be most relevant to their individual national settings and how these could be implemented. The UK were well represented, so had three separate groups considering the KPIs, but all had similar views on the most relevant and on implementation. Many of the different countries agreed that a key issue is the number of staff with the skills to perform a continence assessment and prescribe a toileting and containment strategy. Documented assessment for people receiving pads and review of toileting and containment strategies as well as cost of admissions related to poor management were also high on UK delegates priority list. The challenge now is engaging on a wider national level to encourage implementation of these across the four nations. The conference provided excellent opportunities to network with colleagues from within the UK and to learn from those working in countries with different approaches to health provision and management of incontinence.
Spotlight on BBUK Website – Products This section of the BBUK website , provides information on products, the supplier directory and other sources of product information. BBUK - National Display Bladder and Bowel UK have, over many years, developed the National Display of Continence Products. This unique resource has a dedicated area within the Equipment Showroom at the Disabled Living Centre in Worsley, Manchester and is available to anybody who would benefit from learning more about the vast array of products which are available to promote, manage and treat incontinence. Visit to the centre by prior appointment
Research & Development Bladder and Bowel UK work in partnership with many organisations who are at the forefront of innovation and product design. Our highly specialised team of clinicians and product specialists can link companies and academia with people who use continence products and may be willing to participate in research studies Supplier Directory
The supplier Directory is an online resource, which lists a wide range of companies supplying continence products and equipment. •The Directory has been created at the request of people who use Disabled Living as a resource, to identify companies or organisations who sell or provide equipment, products or services. •In addition, the supplier directory offers information related to suppliers of equipment and services for disabled children, adults and older people. If you are an equipment or service supplier and would like to be listed in the Directory, please contact us at BBUK on 0161 607 8219
Date for your diary Bowel Education Study Day Tuesday, 25 September 2018 Redbank House, St Chad’s Street, Manchester, M8 8QA • • •
Topics will include: Updated RCN Guidance on DRE and MRF Bowel Treatment and Management - Physiotherapy led clinic Constipation Treatment and Management
Neurogenic Bowel Management There will also be a company exhibition
Date for your diary Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Education Study Day Tuesday, 16 October 2018 Redbank House, St Chad’s Street, Manchester, M8 8QA Topics will include: • • •
Constipation Developing Care Plans for Schools Other sessions to be confirmed There will also be a company exhibition Book early to avoid disappointment
Date for your diary National Continence Symposium Wednesday, 6 March 2019 USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB Three Concurrent Education Streams running throughout the day: Paediatric, Adult (Bladder), Adult (Bowel) including the 2019 Bowel Care Award Winner Extensive company exhibition Bookings being taken from Delegates and Companies NOW!
Introducing a New Award Bladder and Bowel UK Enuresis Award 2018 Bladder and Bowel UK is delighted to announce the first ever Enuresis Award. The aim of the award is simply to recognise excellence in enuresis care with a prize of ÂŁ500! Have you, or your team, been innovative and made a difference to the care of children or young people with bedwetting? If so we would like to encourage you to apply. The award will consider how applicants promoted World Bedwetting Day (WBD), how they raise awareness of bedwetting, or how they improve parental/carer involvement and improve outcomes. For more information contact BBUK Or follow link https://bit.ly/2FjxXUO
World Bedwetting Day 2018 Bedwetting is now a recognised medical condition from aged 5 years. Studies have identified that left untreated bedwetting can have a serious detrimental effect on the childâ€™s self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and day time functioning, including school and social performance. Also, the impact on the child and their family is often underestimated and trivialised. The International Childrenâ€™s Continence Society (ICCS) and the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) launched the first World Bedwetting Day (WBD) in 2015. This year will be the fourth consecutive year that the day will be marked globally and it will take place on Tuesday, 29th May 2018. The initiative will continue to raise awareness among the public and healthcare professionals around this common medical condition.
Within the UK this years World Bedwetting Day will focus on empowering parents and is supported by information and resources on the website www.stopbedwetting.org
Bladder and Bowel UK also have a range of free downloadable resources that can help support both affected parent and children . Follow link for further information http://bit.ly/2rNTfIZ
To further help children remember what they need to do to help with the bedwetting we have developed a snakes and ladders board game which is available to download from the BBUK website Click here for further details http://bit.ly/2BGKnI7
BBUK Training Bladder and Bowel UK (BBUK) has a strong focus on education for healthcare professionals, promoting excellence in clinical care.
Did you know that BBUK offers training on: • Continence Awareness • Continence Assessment and Management • Bowel Assessment and Digital Rectal Examination • All Aspects of Catheterisation These courses are prepared, delivered and facilitated by continence specialist nurses who have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience within the speciality. The courses are available to NHS organisations and the independent sector. Courses can be adapted to meet your needs and fulfil organisational requirements. Education can be delivered at your venue or a venue can be provided by BBUK as part of an overall package.
For further information please contact BBUK on Tel 0161 607 8219 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Look Good feel Good Award” 2018 ACA Conference Mon 21st – Tues 22nd May
Reminder to companies Don’t be shy, why not consider entering new products into this year’s “Look Good Feel Good Award” at this years ACA conference in Bournemouth. For further details use the link below: https://bit.ly/2vL8rIM The winner will be announced and presented at the Gala Dinner on Monday, 21st May
Others Study Days, Conferences, Research Still Time to Book!
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Loo of the Month Thatched roof outdoor toilet on the uninhabited volcanic tropical mystery island Vanuatu
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