The Clinidirect knowledge centre is our channel of communication with the healthcare industry

Knowledge Centre

Our aim is for the Clinidirect Knowledge Centre to become a leading information resource for healthcare professionals, patients and carers.

The Clinidirect Knowledge Centre currently provides information and articles on a range of topics in a series of informative chapters.

Overtime new resources will be added to provide educational support in a range of different media formats.

Recommended Reading
Useful links that will help you understand incontinence issues and how to overcome them.
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1st Urinary Catheter
The first urinary catheter is reported to have been passed by John of Gaddesden (1300-1367) and catheterisation was illustrated in some of the earliest texts.
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Appliance Use Reviews
Every user of a continence or stoma appliance you are entitled to a FREE Appliance Use Review (AUR) every year.
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Bowel Independence Day – 4th July 2014
It is estimated that 6.5 million people in the UK have bowel problems are common and around 2 million people suffer from chronic constipation.
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World Continence week – 23rd to 29th June 2014
The International Continence Society (ICS) World Continence Week (WCW) is an annual initiative with the primary aim to raise awareness about global incontinence related issues.
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Useful Organisations
Please find below a short list of websites that you may find of interest.
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Continence Competencies
What is a Continence Competence or National Occupational Standards (NOS)? “NOS describe the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to undertake a particular task or job to a nationally recognised level of competence. They focus on what the person needs to be able to do, as well as what they must know and understand to work effectively. They cover the key activities undertaken within the occupation in question under all the circumstances the job holder is likely to encounter. This definition is supported by UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)”1
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Sildenafil: the generic and cheaper version of Viagra
Viagra, also known as ‘the little blue pill’, is one of the most well-known and commonly prescribed drugs for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men. Since 1998, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been the only company to manufacture the drug. However, with the recent expiry of the patent in June 2013, other pharmaceutical companies in the UK can now manufacture the drug in its cheaper and generic form as ‘sildenafil citrate’.
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The Clinidirect Doctor's Consultation service
Clinidirect’s Online Doctor Consultations offer an ever expanding range of safe & discreet services for both men and women specialising in embarrassing conditions such as weight loss or impotence.
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Merry Christmas
Clinidirect would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
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Poo, glorious poo!
Apologies in advance if you are of a delicate disposition but this has to be done. Last week I gave you facts about urine, now interesting facts about poo!
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Golden facts about urine
This week I thought it would be interesting to delve a little further into the history of urine. Fact or fiction…….I will leave it to you to decide. Happy reading!
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Fact or Fable?
With more people in the UK experiencing bladder and bowel symptoms having public conveniences available for use is imperative. However there has been a widespread closure of public toilets resulting in many individuals being reluctant to go out and access essential services. Four out of ten public toilets have closed in the last ten years and only 8 remain open in Glasgow. Further research concludes that this is happening across the UK as a means of saving money for local councils.
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The ‘itch cycle’
Medicines, disease, infections, insect bites, irritants or dermatological disorders such as eczema can cause an itch. In eczema, the itching sensation is one of the most prominent and distressing features of the condition.1 And, it is easy to understand why this is especially true for children.
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