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Continence Advisory Service

If you have problems with bladder or bowel control, we can provide you with a variety of specialist continence treatments and advice.

Appointments

All routine face to face contacts have stopped with the exception for the Wokingham Catheter clinic.

Any urgent referrals will be assessed as to whether a face to face visit is required.

Services which will continue are:

  • Continence Prescription Service to enable patients to order their aids and appliances
  • Continence home delivery service to enable patients to receive incontinence pads
  • Phone support for children and families where there are safeguarding concerns and continence problems
  • Phone support for patients in receipt of aids and appliances
  • Essential educational training for HCP’s (e.g. DRE/ catheterisation)

Support for Children and Young People

Our service is available to all adults over the age of 18.

If you’re under 18, or looking for advice for a child or young person, please contact our Paediatric Continence service

Visit our CYPF Paediatric Continence service

There are many things which can affect your ability to control your bowel and bladder movements (continence).

It could be that you’re recovering from surgery, or you’re living with a health condition which makes it difficult to know when you need to use the toilet.

We can help to improve your situation and self-confidence if you’re living with a bladder or bowel problem. Depending on your needs, we can offer treatments and guidance for: 

  • Urinary (wee) and faecal (poo) incontinence
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Bladder or bowel issues caused by an operation
  • Toilet training advice
  • Constipation
  • Needing to go to the toilet urgently

Once you’ve been referred to us, we’ll send some forms for you to complete and send back to us.

These will help us better understand your situation, and how we can best support you. We’ll then arrange an appointment with you, and any follow up sessions if we think you will need them.

You do not need to be incontinent to receive treatment and support from us. For example, you may feel that you go to the toilet too frequently, or that your bladder or bowels are limiting your lifestyle.

You can find more information about urinary and faecal incontinence, including causes and symptoms, on the NHS website.

Read Urinary Incontinence NHS information

Read Bowel Incontinence NHS information

Our service is available to all adults over the age of 18.

If you’re under 18, or looking for advice for a child or young person, please contact our Paediatric Continence service

Visit our CYPF Paediatric Continence service

You can be referred to us by your GP or healthcare professional. You can also self-refer yourself, or ask a relative or carer to do this on your behalf.

Phone number  Call     0118 949 5145 (general enquiries)

Phone number  Call     0118 949 5146 (clinic enquiries)

Email     continence@berkshire.nhs.uk 

At your first appointment, we will provide you with the leaflets and guides to help you know more about your condition. Our patient leaflets have more information about how you can overcome and control incontinence.

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