Continence Services

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to this service?

If you are a GP wishing to refer to this service please send your referral letter to:

Continence Service
Community Health Services
Halesfield 6

If you need any advice about referrals, please call the team on 01743 444062.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Continence Services

Types of patients regularly seen

The service provides specialist assessment and investigations for patients with a range of bladder and bowel disorders and offers a advice, treatments and therapies including;

  • Uro flowmetry
  • bladder ultra sound scanning
  • bladder training programmes
  • pelvic floor exercises
  • teaching and supporting intermittent self-catheterisation
  • Specialist assessment and support with Anal Irrigation

The service also supports health professionals, offering a range of training related to bladder and bowel pathways.

Patients not seen by this service

Patients with intractable incontinence who are managed by the community nursing service.

Frequently asked questions

Do patients have to be incontinent to be referred into the service?

No - We are specialist nurses in bladder and bowel assessment and dysfunction. We see adult patients of all ages with symptoms such as urinary urgency, frequency and Stress related incontinence. We also support and treat patients with simple and chronic constipation and liaise with Urologists and Gastrologists in the acute service.