Integrated paediatric continence services Guide to significantly improve children’s lives and save NHS costs
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.
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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.
Continence Issues and Safeguarding – NSPCC & PCF best practice on recognise and respond to continence issues in children and young people
In February 2021, the PCF and NSPCC published new guidance to help recognise and respond to continence issues that may affect children and young people. This information includes:
- the causes of continence issues
- the impact these can have on a child’s wellbeing
- what to do when challenges related to continence may indicate a safeguarding or child protection concern
- how best to support children and young people with continence issues by developing or making changes to care plans
- who should be providing intimate care, including information about vetting and barring checks, privacy and boundaries
- what relevant guidance across the UK says.