Report: 2 in 3 - Delivering world class services for people with continence, lower urinary tract and bowel symptoms
The changes taking place within the NHS provide both an opportunity and a challenge to improving outcomes for people affected by continence, lower urinary and bowel symptoms. This report has been developed by a group of health professionals that came together to consider the current provision of services for people with LUTS, as well as how this might be improved.
Click here to download the report from the BUI website.
Commissing for incontinence, lower urinary tract and bowel symptoms - an audit
Continence, lower urinary tract (LUTS) and bowel symptoms are part of daily life for millions of people across the UK. This report is based on a Freedom of Information request which was sent to every PCT in England to uncover new data about the way that LUTS and continence services are commissioned.
D4D wins National Award
Devices for Dignity (D4D), a healthcare technology co-operative, has won a major national award for its pioneering work in delivering technological solutions to support people with long term conditions.
D4D won the Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists: Leading Together On Health Award at the 2012 Advancing Healthcare Awards (organised by Chamberlain Dunn) at a celebration lunch at the Radisson Blu Portman Square Hotel in London.
D4D secures £600k funding to support technology creation and adoption
D4D has been awarded a further £600k of funding from the Department of Heath, to support delivery of its programme of work in stimulating inventive and innovative solutions in areas of healthcare underserved by technology.
Focusing on core D4D themes (Assistive Technology, Renal Technology and Urinary Continence Management), the funding will enable D4D to continue its commitment to developing successful innovations.
Further details of this exciting project will appear soon on the D4D website.
D4D and University of Leeds link up for new device
D4D and the University of Leeds have been awarded £356,000 by the NIHR Invention for Innovation early stage scheme to develop new flushable sustainable devices for active continence management. The project is funded for two years and will build on previous research undertaken by the Leeds Centre for Technical Textiles research group to develop systems to actively manage the liquid contents of continence devices to prevent spillages and aid disposal. The Bladder and Bowel Foundation, the UKs largest bladder and bowl charity will be supporting and advising on the project to ensure that any new products meet user needs.
D4D project to offer new support
People with neck weaknesses as a result of neurological diseases are set to benefit from improved designs of neck supports thanks to a new collaborative D4D project.
D4D, SITraN and Sheffield Hallam University have received an NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) grant for the development of a novel neck-collar.
The need for this project was initially proposed by the DeNDRoN Clinical Studies Group for motor neurone disease, with support from carers and patients, who approached D4D with the view that current neck collars are inadequate in terms of function, comfort and cosmesis.
The project originated as one of three case studies used in the D4D/KT EQUAL funded design workshop in July 2010. The new project will start in April 2012.
D4D funding for the future of healthcare