Children’s continence clinics - run by Bedfordshire Community Health Services
We’ve produced a short video for Children and families detailing the Covid 19 changes when visiting sites. The video walks through a clinic visit and has been created from a child’s point of view.
In order to deliver the best possible patient care during the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be re-organising aspects of children's services that are provided and delivered by Bedfordshire Community Health Services. Please see the details on our public website (www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/Bedfordshire/coronavirus) for which services will be continuing, what changes will be made, and what will be suspended until further notice.
What we do
The children’s continence clinic is for children and young people who have continued difficulties with continence issues such as but not limited to; constipation, day time wetting, night time wetting, who have already had support from the 0-19 team but need further assessment.
The children’s continence care pathway has recently been reviewed to enable quicker access to appropriate treatments, advice and support.
Stage 1 - In the first instance all children should have access to https://www.eric.org.uk/, a school nurse, health visitor or GP who will give basic advice and guidance on toileting problems.
Stage 2 - If needed, a referral can then be made to see a specialised continence champion advisor, for any continuing difficulties.
Stage 3 - If at this stage it is then felt that a more specialist service is needed, then a referral will be made to the children’s continence clinic. These clinics are held in a variety of locations. If your child requires this level of support their referral will be allocated to the most appropriate clinician according to their symptoms and medical history.
The children’s continence clinic will see:
Children who are registered with a GP in Bedford, West Mid Beds or Ivel Valley with constipation, day/night time wetting which is not age appropriate: after stages 1 & 2 have been completed.
Children aged 4 years and above with additional needs who are struggling with toilet training can be referred for further assessment. They will need to be registered at a GP in Bedfordshire. If they are struggling with constipation and/or soiling this must be treated prior to a referral being made.
Where our service is based
Union Street Clinic
How to contact our service
A 24 hour answer phone service is available on the following numbers:
Bowel - 01234 310847
Bladder - 01234 315847
Additional needs - 01234 310879
Or you may prefer to email email@example.com
Who to contact
- Bowel - 01234 310847 Bladder - 01234 315847 Additional needs - 01234 310879
Where to go
- Union Street Clinic
- MK40 2SF
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- Referral required
- Age Bands
Parents and carers
0-4 years old
5-10 years old