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The Paediatric Continence Forum (PCF) is a campaigning group of health professionals, patient representatives and commercial members that engages with the Government and policymakers nationally to raise awareness of childhood bladder and bowel problems and to improve NHS services in this area of child health.

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PCF referenced during adjournment debate on incontinence


The PCF was recently discussed during a debate on incontinence, moved by the MP Madeleine Moon, in the House of Commons on 5th September. The adjournment debate – held at the end of a day in Parliament, allowing backbench MPs to raise an issue and receive a response from a government minister – discussed continence issues among people of all ages, and called for the Government to improve care to change the quality of life for many people in the UK.

The PCF’s research into paediatric continence service provision was referenced by Mrs Moon, and its finding that only 41% of CCGs and Health Boards across the UK currently provide all four main continence services and product provision. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Steve Brine, also discussed the PCF’s concerns regarding the removal of a Continence Needs Assessment tool from an online resource provided by Public Health England, and promised to discuss the matter with officials at Public Health England.

We were pleased that continence problems received such a focus during the debate, and look forward to working with the MPs involved to continue to improve care and end misconceptions around paediatric continence. To read the full transcript of the debate, please click here.