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Newsletter – April 2014

Posted: Thu, 01/05/2014 - 13:26

With the 21ccp.org website coming to an end, one is very conscious of all the people who have supported this project to develop a modern urine collection system. Our mission to develop a safe reliable urine collection system has been highlighted repeatedly on our website and so many have responded for which we are profoundly grateful.

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Newsletter – March 2014

Posted: Thu, 27/03/2014 - 14:47


Last month the website was suffering from significant spam attacks. Hopefully, we have dealt with this nuisance effectively.

Chairman's Thoughts

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Newsletter – February 2014

Posted: Wed, 26/02/2014 - 13:59


Currently the website is suffering from significant spam attacks. We will deal with this nuisance in the next few days.

Chairman's Thoughts

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Newsletter – January 2014

Posted: Tue, 28/01/2014 - 13:18

The Catheter Road show December 2013

The Urinary Catheter Management Debate - December 3rd 4th 5th

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Newsletter – December 2013

Posted: Thu, 19/12/2013 - 14:41

This is the Project's final Christmas, so a very Merry Christmas to all supporters and collaborators from the Management Team.

Our three year grant will run out early next year and we have achieved much of what we set out to do.

It is perhaps useful to look back at our original aims. They were:

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Newsletter - October November 2013

Posted: Sat, 23/11/2013 - 17:12


In the June 2010 issue of ‘Forward’, the Journal of the Spinal Injury Association, Peter Chilcott wrote a short article entitled ‘The Catheter – a 19th Century device in the 21st Century’ in which, rather sarcastically, he claimed that he had “enjoyed all the glorious side-effects of a urethral catheter”.

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Newsletter - September 2013

Posted: Mon, 30/09/2013 - 14:05

Month by month, year by year, new innovations are introduced, raising hopes for a better healthier future. Back in 1998, I was full of optimism that with all the hi-tech developments becoming available, it should be possible to introduce a modern urine collection system that enabled individuals who suffered loss of bladder function to store their urine in their own bladder, not in a bag on the leg, and to be able to control its drainage themselves.

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Newsletter - August 2013

Posted: Wed, 28/08/2013 - 08:31

Urinary catheters cannot be described as a glamorous topic but the subject profoundly influences so many peoples’ lives. One only has to listen to those who live with a catheter or their carers on www.healthtalkonline.org/ under ‘Chronic Health Issues’ to obtain a wide range of experiences.

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Berwick Review

Posted: Wed, 07/08/2013 - 10:31

Professor Berwick’s independent review of patient safety published

The Department of Health has published the Berwick review into patient safety, an independent report prepared by the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England, chaired by Professor Don Berwick. Professor Berwick had been appointed in March 2013 to lead the Group following the publication of the Francis report into the failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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Newsletter - July 2013

Posted: Tue, 30/07/2013 - 14:42


Several project members attended a meeting to discuss the recently launched 'Living with a urinary catheter' section of this authoritative website. Oxford University researchers have produced a superb piece of work to help users of the Foley catheter.