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.

An examination of paediatric continence services across the UK 2022

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 by clinical commissioning groups in England, Health Boards in Scotland and Wales, and Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland, as well as by local authorities. The 2020 survey was delayed due to Covid-19 and was conducted in 2021, with the final report now published.

An Examination of Paediatric Continence Services Across the UK 2022.

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.

You can access this guidance here.