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The value of Urolink: an OOPE experience

I was fortunate enough to be able to take some time out of my training after ST5 to pursue an Out Of Programme Experience (OOPE) year. During the Urolink meeting at the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) 2017 conference...

So you want to go on a Fellowship: part 1

Look out for part 2 of this series later in 2016 when the author will discuss settling into the research role of his fellowship and will reflect on his first year overseas. This is the first in a series of...

An overview of changes to urology training

Paediatric urology training A review of paediatric emergency services in the UK involving general surgery, urology and paediatric surgery was initiated due to the problems encountered by the lack of suitable experience outside large paediatric surgical units to deliver emergency...

William Harvey – Not All Heart!

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). I expect you will have heard of William Harvey (1578-1657) the 17th Century...

Covid-19, cancer, and other calamities

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is upon us. The government and NHS are going full-steam ahead with their preparations for the onslaught, freeing up operating theatres, intensive care units, and even private hospital beds and staff, to accommodate the expected influx...

The Re-humanising Revolution: Breaking the conspiracy of silence

Over the last few years, the mental and emotional wellbeing of those who work in medicine has come under scrutiny. The author introduces a new resource. Working in healthcare has always been stressful but never more so than today. In...

The Mitrofanoff procedure: a continent revolution

Prior to 1980, surgeons had been struggling to provide a catheterisable, continent channel as an alternative to the native urethra, primarily for paediatric patients with congenital neuropathic bladder. In 1980, Professor Paul Mitrofanoff described the continent supravesical antireflux appendicovesicostomy [1]...

Mitrofanoff Support Patient Education Day

Mitrofanoff Support holds a series of ‘PED’s across the country attended by patients, families, healthcare professionals and exhibiting companies. One family describes their first PED experience: Our Mitrofanoff journey started a few months ago. Reuben loves pandas, dancing and reading...

The influences on Sir Henry Thompson

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). In the second history column I wrote for Urology News, way back in...

13th Masterclass of GURS

During this three-day meeting an unparalleled wide spectrum of live and semi-live GURS procedures will be covered, performed and discussed by a faculty of world-renowned expert surgeons, including urethroplasty techniques, genital reconstruction, microsurgery, prosthetic surgery of artificial sphincter and penile...

Neuromodulation for lower urinary tract dysfunction – an ICS update

Non-invasive and invasive electro-stimulation techniques have been extensively studied in the treatment of lower urinary tract and bowel dysfunction, including overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), non-obstructive chronic urinary retention, faecal incontinence and chronic pelvic pain. Currently, the most common indication for...

COVID-19: the impact on urology so far

“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.” Florence Nightingale Since 31 December 2019 when a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause were first referred to the WHO Country Office in China, there has been...