Continence service (adults)

We provide care and support to patients experiencing bladder or bowel dysfunction.

Our team of continence nurse specialists and administrative staff can provide support for a range of conditions. Specific treatments and investigations include:

  • Pelvic floor re-education: (including Electrical Stimulation and Bio-feedback). These treatments are used to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and are used in the treatment of stress incontinence
  • Bladder re-training: A treatment for urgency and urge incontinence.
  • Urinary Catheters: For specialist advice, care and support.
  • Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC): Teaching and follow up for individuals performing ISC
  • Prostate Assessment (limited service): For fast track assessment of men with symptoms that suggest prostate enlargement
  • Bladder Scanning: Assessing bladder emptying by scanning the bladder with a portable ultrasound scanner can be arranged through the Continence Service
  • Urodynamic and Ano Rectal physiology investigations: These are specialist tests used in the investigation for bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Useful links

  • Bladder and Bowel Foundation
  • Continence Foundation
  • NICE - Guidelines for lower urinary tract symptoms. The management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men
  • NICE - Urinary incontinence: The management of urinary incontinence in women
  • NICE - Faecal incontinence: The management of faecal incontinence in adults


Our opening hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday excluding weekends and bank holidays.