Building a support system: The myqufora Support Team’s personalised approach to patient care    

Michelle Henderson  Our Myqufora team comprises highly knowledgeable product specialists with extensive experience in supporting patients on their irrigation journey. This month, we spoke with team members Naomi and Beverley about a patient they have been working with for the past ten months.  Naomi shares that when she first started working with this patient, the …

 ‘Using transanal irrigation for functional bowel disorders: an observational study’ – part 2  

Michelle Henderson  How do the key findings impact on clinical practice? The PERSPECTIVE* study used an online questionnaire to explore how people with different functional bowel disorders use transanal irrigation. Yan Yiannakou and Michelle Henderson led the study whilst working together in Durham.   *PERSPECTIVE: Patient pERSPective of functional bowel disorders: Effects on lifestyle, experienCe of …

A step-by-step Decision Guide for rectal irrigation

Since the first randomised controlled trial in 2006 of ‘Transanal Irrigation (TAI) in Neurogenic patients’ (Christensen et al, 2006), TAI has become a well-established therapy for patients with refractory faecal incontinence and constipation.   A greater range of products have now evolved and choosing the right product for the patient can feel overwhelming and sometimes challenging. …

‘Using transanal irrigation for functional bowel disorders: an observational study’  

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Summary by Michelle Henderson  INTRODUCTION: The PERSPECTIVE* study has examined the burden of a wide range of functional bowel disorders (FBDs) on lifestyle including quality of life, work productivity and healthcare utilisation. FBDs include all types of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation and functional diarrhoea alongside evacuatory dysfunction and faecal incontinence. In clinical practice, …

‘Like changing from a Fiat Panda to a Ferrari overnight…’

Patient testimonial – changing from Qufora IrriSedo Mini to Qufora IrriSedo MiniGo  We heard from a patient who was previously on the Mini system and upgraded to the Qufora IrriSedo MiniGo. This is what they had to say …  “I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!!!   So much easier to use, a million times more discreet …

A crafty education revolution with Macmerry Primary School 

Andy Hamilton, Head of Marketing at MacGregor Healthcare  This year we have donated money to our local nursery school in Macmerry to help fund a new woodwork education section. Using woodwork in childhood education has almost disappeared but in Macmerry it’s making a comeback. I caught up with Fiona Dryburgh, Senior Early Years Practitioner at …

The PURA Service and working within an MDT with Dr Jide Menakaya 

Dr Jide Menakaya, Consultant Paediatrician from Hillingdon Hospital Michelle Henderson, Clinical Education Manager from MacGregor Healthcare Ltd  Weekly follow up and its success As part of Dr Menakaya’s PURA service, they commit to seeing children and their families every week for eight weeks, face to face in clinic. They have also established an online support group for …