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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.

The PCF is on Twitter! Follow @PaedContForum for our thoughts and insights into policies affecting paediatric continence services.

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Chief Executive of Primary Care Commissioning CIC gives presentation to PCF meeting

The Chief Executive of the Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company (PCC CIC), Helen Northall, gave a presentation to a PCF meeting on 7th February 2017. Helen gave the PCF guidance on the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and new models of care, and ways in which these could improve commissioning for paediatric continence services. Helen’s full presentation can be found here.

Helen Northall PCC CIC - PCF meeting

PCC CIC is a not for profit social enterprise that provides personal, team training and development support to the health care sector.  Originally part of the NHS, Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company (now known as PCC), has supported commissioners and providers of care with detailed knowledge of commissioning processes and enabled development of primary care services for over ten years.  PCC also provide event management support to the public sector.

PCC has been a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Continence care for a number of years providing advice on commissioning and primary care to the group. They are pleased to also advise the Paediatric Continence Forum and support the dissemination of the resources they develop to improve the commissioning of paediatric continence services.  A further information sheet on PCC can be accessed here, and for any more information or to access advice or support, please contact helen.northall@pcc.nhs.uk.

PCF holds parliamentary drop-in session – 5th July 2016

The PCF held a parliamentary drop-in session, kindly hosted by Neil Gray MP, for two hours on Tuesday 5th July 2016. The session was well attended, with 8 MPs coming to find out more about paediatric continence services in their local area and how they can help to improve them. We now hope to build constructive relationships with these MPs to raise the profile of paediatric continence in Parliament – and with MPs attending from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we can increase our focus on the devolved regions’ healthcare systems.

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PCF Chair Penny Dobson and Vice-Chair Nick Madden at the PCF’s latest drop-in event, July 2016