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.
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
- 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.
Visit NHS website to read about Urinary Incontinence (opens new browser tab)
Visit NHS website to read about Bowel Incontinence (opens new browser tab)
You can be referred to us by your GP or healthcare professional.
Children can be referred by a health care professional, such as GP or school nurse.
We do not accept self-referrals.
If you have any questions, please contact our team
Call 0118 949 5145 (general enquiries)
Call 0118 949 5146 (clinic enquiries)
Children and Young People (CYPF) services
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
Our leaflets below can guide you on overcoming and controlling incontinence.
- Continence bladder retraining (pdf)
- Pelvic floor exercises (Women) (pdf)
- Pelvic floor exercises (Men) (pdf)
- Overactive bladder (pdf)
- Frequency Volume Chart (xls spreadsheet)