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Childrens Continence Service

Brief description of what services your organisation offers

The aim of the service is to provide a locality based multi-disciplinary team approach offering assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management for families with a child or young person with continence problems.

Where does your service take place?

The Children’s Continence Service is a Nurse Led Service covering clinics at Battenburg in Portsmouth. The Team at present comprises of one Specialist Children’s Continence Nurse. Advice support and care is provided both on a face to face basis within a clinical setting, as well as by phone contact.

What service, support or interventions do you offer?

A full bladder and bowel assessment is carried out when seen in clinic and an individual care package will be implemented following this.

Our service accepts referrals for:

  • Nocturnal (night time) Enuresis (wetting)
  • Diurnal (day time) Enuresis (wetting)
  • Dysuria
  • Frequency and urgency of micturition
  • Constipation
  • Faecal Incontinence (soiling)

Please click on the links below to see information regarding our Portsmouth pathway:

Care pathway for constipation and soiling

Care Pathway for Day Wetting

Care Pathway for Night Wetting

Who can access this service?

The age ranges accepted by the service:

  • Children/young people aged 2 to 19 years with constipation and soiling, 4 to 19 years with day wetting, frequency and urgency, and 5 to 19 years with night wetting.
  • Young people with learning difficulties can be seen up to the age of 25 years.

How can this service be accessed?

  • Referrals will be accepted from all healthcare professionals including: consultants (acute and community) GP’s, health visitors and school nurses and those from social services.
  • Parents can re-refer themselves if it is within six months of their discharge.

Who to contact for further information?

Tel: 0300 123 3797



Further information can be found on ERIC The Childrens Bowel and Bladder Charity


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