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Gastroenterology Nursing

News and practice for gastroenterology nurse specialists

New test could increase participation in bowel cancer screening

New test could increase participation in bowel cancer screening


A large pilot study of a new bowel cancer screening test has demonstrated a major increase in participation rates across population groups, according to UK researchers.


NICE backs ‘step change’ treatment for painful bowel condition


A drug to treat a long-term and often distressing bowel condition is being recommended for routine NHS funding by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Digestive health clinic with Dr Pixie McKenna

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More fluids may help chronic constipation

Managing constipation in older people in hospital Subscription Required

Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.


Managing indwelling urinary catheters in adults Subscription Required

Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on catheter care, focusing on the safe and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters to reduce patients’ risk of infection.

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'Let's realise the potential of our practice nurses'


I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.

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It's the brain, not the stomach, that causes hunger pangs

Brain’s 'hunger hub' could be switched off

“Have scientists found a way to banish hunger pangs?,” the Mail Online asks. The question is prompted by research in mice looking at the “biological pathways” that regulate appetite and hunger.



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