Continence

Who are we?

We are a team of specialist nurses who provide assessment for continence problems, and we initiate conservative continence treatments where they are appropriate

Our services

We run clinics county-wide and see patients in their own home as appropriate.

Investigations include:

  • Assessment of Pelvic Floor tone
  • Bladder screening
  • Uroflowmetry (checking the flow of urine)

Our interpretation of these results guides the implementation of appropriate treatment pathways:

  • Bladder retraining
  • Clinical assessment in a clinic environment or home visits for the housebound
  • Fluid advice
  • General lifestyle advice
  • Initiating Intermittent self-catheterisation
  • Pelvic floor treatment programme
  • Training and education
  • Urinary and bowel voiding techniques

The people we see

  • Patients of all ages that are having problems with their bladder or bowels
  • Adults with bladder and or bowel problems or symptoms of

New patients

Referrals can be made by healthcare professionals to include:

  • GPs
  • Hospital staff
  • Nursing and residential homes
  • Social Services

Patients can also make self referrals - and should contact the service directly - using the contact details on the right.

What you should bring with you

If you are attending a clinic you should bring the following completed paperwork as requested in your appointment confirmation letter:

  • Bladder Diary
  • Symptom Profile Form
  • IPPS Form (men only)

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to come to Telford for an appointment?

You can choose a clinic venue that is closest to you from across the county.

Why have I been referred?

You have been referred by your health professional because we need to conduct some investigations on your bladder or because you have some symptoms or problems relating to your bladder or bowel that we can help
with.

 

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Contact us

All referrals, queries or enquiries should be directed to:

  • Halesfield 6
    Telford
    Shropshire
    TF7 4BF
    Tel:01952 580328
    Fax: 01952 580308
  • Andrea Davies
    Continence Teamleader/ Nurse Specialist
    Tel: 01743 444062
    Mobile: 07876 548852
    E-mail: andreaj.davies@shropcom.nhs.uk
  • Fiona Glover
    North West Shropshire and Shrewsbury & Atcham
    Tel: 01743 444062
    Mobile: 07747 776985
    E-mail: fiona.glover@nhs.net
  • Nicola Head
    North East Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin
    Tel: 01743 444062
    Mobile: 07747 794135
    E-mail: nicola.head@nhs.net
  • Val Proctor
    South Shropshire
    Tel: 01584 871119
    Mobile: 07747 794109
    E-mail: val.proctor@shropcom.nhs.uk

Where are we?

The Continence Advisors are based at:

  • Shropshire Rehabilitation Centre
    Lancaster Road
    Harlescott
    Shrewsbury
    SY1 3NJ
    Tel: 01743 444062
    Fax: 01743 444067

Please note ALL referrals should be directed to Halesfield

Patient Information

This page, "Continence", was printed from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Web site at www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk, on Thursday 24 April 2014.