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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Continence Services

This part of the website is being designed specifically for GPs, Clinical Commissioning groups, care homes and other care professionals who need the service referral information or access to Trust policies and care leaflets.

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.

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.

Contact the Service Manager

Continence Team Leader
Jemma Brown
Tel: 01743 444062

Contact key clinician(s)

Continence Specialist Nurses
Jemma Brown
Nicola Head
Fiona Glover
Val Proctor
Michaela Simcox
Susan Southern
Tel: 01743 444062
Email the team

Next review due: 1 September 2020