Resources and Links
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.
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.
Children’s continence care: sub-optimal pathway versus optimal pathway
Children’s Continence Care: sub-optimal pathway versus optimal pathway for a child with bedwetting, Toby.
The costs to the NHS of a child following a sub-optimal care pathway when there is no community-based paediatric continence service as opposed to the savings made where there is appropriate care is demonstrated in the case study of a child with bedwetting .
The ‘Right Care’ approach for treating intractable idiopathic constipation in children: An overview comparing patient journeys A further pathway
This case study of “James” also demonstrates the cost savings to the NHS of a child following an optimal care pathway.
This case study demonstrates services engaging in multidisciplinary collaboration and early years intervention to promote children’s continence.
Guidance for the provision of continence containment products to children and young people
NHS England Excellence in Continence Care Commissioning Framework for adult and child continence services
PCF members are working as part of the NHS England Excellence in Continence Care Programme Board, which published this guidance in July 2018.