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The Nurse Practitioner in Urology

This book is designed to meet the needs of nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants working in urology in the US where Advanced Practice Certification, although not mandatory, is highly sought after by employers and service users alike....

Nurse practitioner TRUS biopsy: training and preparation

As prostate cancer rates increase, many urology departments rely on multi-professional teams to diagnose and manage patients with prostate cancer. The aim of this article is to highlight the skills, training and preparation required for nurse practitioners to undertake trans-rectal...

ICS updates in continence care: the role of the nurse continence specialist in continence services

The nurse who specialises in continence care is recognised as a key member of interdisciplinary teams seeking to deliver high quality integrated continence services. The recently published international service specifications for continence care [1] supports the use of specialist continence...

Prostate cancer nurse specialist shortage: a view from the coal face

Prostate Cancer UK recently reported that there is an impending crisis for men with prostate cancer, simply because the number of nurse specialists available is insufficient for their needs [1]. Background As has been widely reported, the incidence of prostate...

medac Pharma launch education platform, medac Academy

medac Pharma have launched a new digital education platform for UK healthcare professionals, medac Academy.

In conversation with Paula Allchorne

We were delighted to catch up with Paula Allchorne, Chair of the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) about her career in urological nursing and her plans for the association. Can you tell us a little bit about what led...

Royal Marsden: Radiology in Cancer Management

This one day course is aimed at all radiographers, nurses, doctors and all other clinicians wanting to know more about the role of imaging in cancer care.

Clinical Application of Urological Catheters, Devices and Products

This is a very well written and presented reference which brings together the collective experience and knowledge of a multidisciplinary authorship. As a staff nurse in a urology unit that uses catheters and other urological devices on a daily basis,...

In conversation with Rebecca Porta

We were delighted to chat to Rebecca Porta, the new Chief Executive of The Urology Foundation (TUF) First of all, many congratulations on your recent appointment as Chief Executive of TUF; can you tell us a little bit about your...

Day-case monopolar and bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate

The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of performing monopolar (mTURP) and bipolar transurethral resection of prostate (bTURP) as a day-case. This was a prospective two-centre study. One centre performed day-case mTURP (group M) and...

TUF in the time of coronavirus

At The Urology Foundation (TUF) we are acutely aware that the attention of our colleagues in the urology profession are rightly elsewhere at the moment. I would like to thank all urologists, urology nurses and urology researchers for the ...

Diving into unfamiliar water – volunteering in critical care

On the 14th and 15th floor of The Royal London Hospital lay rows of patients infected with COVID-19 battling for their lives at The Queen Elizabeth unit. In response to the pandemic, the hospital rapidly expanded their critical care facility...