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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.

Are you supporting Movember?
It has been well debated and documented over the years that significant inequalities exist between men’s and women’s health in the UK. Women are offered to participate in cervical screening programs but men are not offered routine prostate screening. Women are invited for breast screening but what about the men?
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What About Zimbabwe? Travel Health Advice for Tourists and Business Travellers
Whatever the reason for your trip to Zimbabwe, you’ll discover a friendly and welcoming nation and a beautiful country, albeit with a problematic political past. Robert Mugabe’s dictatorship regime threw Zimbabwe into economic turmoil, which in turn produced health and sanitisation implications across the country. Here are some of the ways in which Zimbabwe has been affected health-wise, along with some travel health advice for you and your trip.
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How Safe is Mexico? Crime, Health and the Business Traveller in Mexico
If you’re looking for some travel tips for your business trip to Mexico, naturally it depends on which part of the country you’re visiting. However, there are some general travel safely tips to bear in mind when visiting any part of Mexico. From avoiding being a victim of crime to protecting yourself from becoming ill, it helps to understand the culture and history of this lively nation before you set off on your trip.
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Bladder and Bowels – The Harsh Facts
It is estimated that 14 million people in the UK and 200 million worldwide have a problem with their bladder compared to 3 million people with diabetes and 1.2 million people that have had a stroke.
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Constipation – good news for sufferers!
Constipation is a common problem at all ages affecting twice as many women than men. It is more common in the elderly and pregnant females.
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6 Ways to Ensure Your First Business Trip to China Runs Smoothly
China can be an exciting yet confusing place for the first time visitor. If you’re planning your first business trip to China, here’s your list of essential health, cultural and travel safety tips to bear in mind to ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.
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Be Clear on Cancer: 'Blood in Pee' campaign
A national campaign was launched on the 15th October to raise awareness of cancer in the bladder and kidneys.
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Malaria Vaccines: The Future of Malaria Prevention
There is a new malaria vaccine on the horizon that could prevent as many as 100 million cases a year worldwide and save up to 200,000 lives, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Sport and eczema: Exercise is good for your health but not always so good for your eczema
Sport and exercise are well-recognised ways to maintain and enhance good health.1 People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of many chronic diseases and research has shown that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, improve sleep quality, increase energy levels and reduce the risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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‘I’m not incontinent but I leak a bit’ - Part 2
Following on from my last blog subject ‘I’m not incontinent but I leak a bit’ I would like to encourage ladies who are experiencing bladder problems to seek advice and support.
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‘I’m not incontinent but I leak a bit’ - Part 1
How many times have I heard this over the last 13 years whilst working in the speciality of continence as a specialist nurse? Unfortunately admitting to being incontinent (either a bladder or bowel problem) is extremely difficult for many individuals but the fact is if you ‘leak a bit’ and you are not using a toilet facility you are classed as being ‘incontinent’.
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Incomplete emptying of the bladder
This is also called retention of urine and can happen suddenly or the problem can develop over a period of time. The person may stop being able to pass urine at all and should be seen by a healthcare professional with some urgency.
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Urinary Incontinence
According to a recent research there are more than 14 million people in the UK with bladder or bowel problems.
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Sexual relationships and urinary catheters
When a person needs to have a urinary catheter inserted due to a clinical emergency the healthcare professional does not have the opportunity at the time to discuss sexual matters. However this subject should be discussed if the catheter has to be a long term management option for the person’s bladder problem or related medical condition.
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