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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Dr Penny Dobson MBE Chair of the Paediatric Continence Forum, said:
“The PCF is concerned about the increasing pressure on paediatric continence services across the UK. Our 2017 FOI survey found that only 41% of CCGs and Health Boards commission all four continence services ( bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation/soiling and toilet training).Services in many areas are therefore fragmented and inadequate.
This clear and informative Guide is an opportunity for commissioners to create positive and effective clinical services for this all too often neglected group of children, as well as make savings for the NHS. By doing so commissioners will also fulfil the terms of the NHS Long Term Plan, by; reducing A&E attendances; creating an integrated and collaborative structure for service delivery and, most importantly, responding to the needs and wishes of all children, including those with learning and physical disabilities”