NHS Spending and Reducing Costs

The need to reduce NHS spend and the lack of funding available to increase budgets is well documented in the media, and has been a recurring story for a while now. Currently, the health service’s budget is £100bn and is only projected to increase by 0.1% this year, meaning that the need to scrape back some of the £30bn deficit over the next few years is more prevalent than ever.

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Awe inspiring people with Ostomies

We have come across some awe inspiring people this week that are helping to draw attention to the subject of IBD, Stomas and everything else surrounding the subject. Blake Beckford, Bethany Townsend and Karin Miller have stood up to the stigma that far too often surrounds having an Ostomy by facing it head on and are helping to educate people and share their own experiences.

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Give a thanks to your ‘Stoma Hero’

Have you had a really positive experience with a stoma care nurse when visiting your hospital/ stoma care department? Is there one ‘stand-out’ nurse that you think deserves recognition for their hard work, caring nature or for just making what can be an unpleasant experience more pleasant? Now is your opportunity to do just that…

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