The Bowel Blog

Welcome to The Bowel Blog – a place where we share information about bowel management, as well as cover popular topics which patients and healthcare professionals are faced with regularly.

Within our short and easy to understand videos we will address concerns and questions about bowel dysfunction, plus provide you with tips on how to achieve the best bowel routine.

If you have any comments, questions or topics you would like us to discuss, then please email diaryblog@myqufora.com

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EPISODE 14
Children's Rectal Irrigation Pathway with Davina Richardson

In this video we will discuss:

  • The recent development of the Children's Rectal Irrigation Pathway with Davina Richardson from Bladder & Bowel UK and Michelle Henderson, National Nurse Manager from Qufora Ltd.
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EPISODE 13
Shaping the future of transanal irrigation: The PERSPECTIVE Study - Uncovering the methodology

In this video we will discuss:

  • The key findings from the PERSPECTIVE study.
  • Future research oppertunities.
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EPISODE 12
Shaping the future of transanal irrigation: The PERSPECTIVE Study - Uncovering the methodology

In this video we will discuss:

  • The method behind the PERSPECTIVE study
  • More about the Contact-Me IBS database
  • Recruiting participants for the PERSPECTIVE study

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EPISODE 11
Shaping the future of transanal irrigation: The PERSPECTIVE Study - Understanding the background

In this video we will discuss:

  • What is the PERSPECTIVE study?
  • The background behind the PERSPECTIVE study?
  • About Functional Bowel Disorders (FBDs)

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EPISODE 10
Alex Bacon with Brigitte Collins at the Pelvic Floor Society Conference 2022

In this video we will discuss:

  • Why Alex adapted her clinic due to an increase in TAI patients
  • How Alex used low volume rectal irrigation in clinic
  • Introducing high volume irrigation clinics into her service rather than outsourcing

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EPISODE 9
Dr Jide Menakaya discusses his PURA service and working within a MDT

In this video we will discuss:

  • Online follow up ad its success
  • Tips for starting a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)
  • Consistency across the team (using the PURA Formula, traffic lighting the Bristol Stool Chart and more)
  • TAI and combination therapy of high and low volume

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EPISODE 8
Travelling with a rectal irrigation system

In this video we will discuss:

  • Travelling with your system
  • Top tips when you’re abroad
  • Travel certificates

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EPISODE 7
Gadgets in the bathroom with Jane Stanbridge

In this video we will discuss:

  • How people see irrigation as a gadget
  • Choice of products
  • Simplicity in the bathroom

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EPISODE 6
The blurring of roles with Alice Henderson

In this video we will discuss:

  • The blurring of roles between Clinical Physiologist and Clinical Scientist
  • The uniqueness of Alice’s role
  • The benefits of combined roles

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EPISODE 5
Choosing a cone or catheter rectal irrigation system

In this video we will discuss:

  • How to choose between a cone or catheter rectal irrigation
  • Using a Decision Guide

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EPISODE 4
Bladder & Bowel UK Continence Symposium, Bolton

Join us as we attend the 2022 Bladder & Bowel UK Continence Symposium in Bolton. We were joined by:

  • Karen Irwin – Service Manager and Specialist Nurse at Bladder and Bowel UK
  • Rebecca Embleton – Bowel Dysfunction Clinical Nurse Specialist at County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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EPISODE 3
Bowel irrigation and obstetric injuries

In this video we will discuss:

  • Benefits of using bowel irrigation
  • Post delivery injuries which could lead to bowel dysfunction
  • The ease of bowel irrigation

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EPISODE 2
The 12th Pelvic Floor Annual Conference

It’s time to see what MacGregor Healthcare got up to at The 12th Pelvic Floor Annual Conference in Dundee at the start of November 2021. We were joined by:

  • Kelly Stackhouse – Lead Nurse, FINCH Service at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
  • Karen Telford – Chair of The Pelvic Floor Society
  • Domini Mullens – Advanced Practitioner at Wythenshawe Hospital

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EPISODE 1
Embarrassment and bowel dysfunction

In this video we will discuss:

  • Why do we think people get embarrassed by their bowel?
  • The barrier between people and their bowel
  • What are the next steps?

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EPISODE 2
Starting bowel irrigation

In this video we will discuss:

  • Will it be painful to use my irrigation system?
  • Can I travel abroad with my irrigation system?

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EPISODE 1
Questions before using bowel irrigation

In this video we will discuss:

  • How soon will the irrigation system improve my symptoms?
  • Can I reuse the cone on my Qufora IrriSedo system?