PCF Resources

Integrated paediatric continence services Guide to significantly improve children’s lives and save NHS costs

Read the Children’s Continence Commissioning Guide 2019.

The Paediatric Continence Forum has launched  its new Guide (September 2019) on how to commission and run integrated, nurse-led, community-based paediatric continence services. These are clinically effective, improve the lives of children and their families and generate significant cost savings for the NHS.

Read and give Feedback

Here is the literature review of the Commissioning Guide. You can find the search strategy for the review here.

We welcome your feedback on the Guide and if you would like to share your own experiences of service development, do contact us by email paediatriccontinenceforum@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk.

Case Studies

A Decade in the Making: Development of a comprehensive, nurse led, community based, Children and Young People’s Continence service across West Sussex.

Developing Continence Support at Level 1 and a complementary Children’s Continence Pathway

Service Development in Waltham Forest

Guidance for Education Settings

Read the guidance: Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges

Two members of the Paediatric Continence Forum, ERIC and Bladder & Bowel UK have published new guidance for school leaders, proprietors, governors, staff and practitioners. The document provides best practice regarding bladder and bowel issues and toileting in schools.

The guidance is supported by a short film and provides clear, concise guidance for school leaders, proprietors, governors, staff and practitioners. Topics covered include:

  • How to promote good bladder and bowel health in schools
  • Hygiene standards / provision of school toilets
  • Managing incontinence in schools
  • National legislation for the four countries of the UK
  • Safeguarding
  • Continence policy and care plans (sample policy and plan are provided)

An examination of paediatric continence services across the UK 2017

The PCF conducts a Freedom of Information survey every three years of all CCGs and Health Boards in the UK, to understand the quality of the paediatric continence services provided. The 2020 survey has been delayed due to Covid-19 and will be conducted in 2021.

An Examination of Paediatric Continence Services Across the UK 2017.

In 2017, the PCF also conducted a Freedom of Information survey on local authorities for the first time, asking 205 and receiving responses from 191. 

The Freedom of Information requests to local authorities – summary of results summary.