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Paediatric Continence

We are a small friendly paediatric continence team comprising nurses and nursery nurses. We support children up to 19 years of age experiencing delayed toilet training, daytime wetting, treatment-resistant night time wetting and chronic constipation and/or faecal soiling, and their families.

Once your child is referred into our service, we will contact you and provide you with a baseline bladder and bowel chart. This must be returned to our service within 28 days before an initial appointment (at home or in a clinic) is offered.

We run clinics across Berkshire at West Berkshire Community Hospital, Upton Hospital Slough, St Marks Hospital Maidenhead, Bracknell and Wokingham.

Your first appointment will be an hour long. We complete a full continence assessment guided by ERIC (the Children’s Bladder and Bowel Charity) and create an individualised care plan for your child.

We then provide you with an evidenced-based action plan, which might comprise bladder training, regular toileting and toilet positioning, plus advice and guidance on the use of medication to control symptoms.

You’ll then be given regular follow-up and support through telephone calls or face to face contact. We also work closely with your child’s school if applicable, and provide schools with a continence treatment plan.

Children with additional needs will be assessed as to their suitability to toilet train in the first instance (please see link below for assessment tool).

You can refer your child directly or through a healthcare professional involved in your child’s care, for example, a school nurse, health visitor, GP or paediatrician.

Contact us

Email: continence@berkshire.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01189 495146

We are open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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