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Children’s continence clinics

What we do

The children’s continence clinic is for children and young people who have continued difficulties with continence issues such as but not limited to; constipation, day time wetting, night time wetting, who have already had support from the 0-19 team but need further assessment

The children’s continence care pathway has recently been reviewed to enable quicker access to appropriate treatments, advice and support.

Stage 1 - In the first instance all children should have access to The ERIC website, a school nurse, health visitor or GP who will give basic advice and guidance on toileting problems. Please also see our leaflets at the bottom of the page for more information and guidance. 

Stage 2 - If needed, a referral can then be made to see a specialised continence champion advisor, for any continuing difficulties.

Stage 3 - If at this stage it is then felt that a more specialist service is needed, then a referral will be made to the children’s continence clinic. These clinics are held in a variety of locations. If your child requires this level of support their referral will be allocated to the most appropriate clinician according to their symptoms and medical history.

The children’s continence clinic will see:

Children who are registered with a GP in Bedford, West Mid Beds or Ivel Valley with constipation, day/night time wetting which is not age appropriate: after stages 1 & 2 have been completed.

Children aged 4 years and above with additional needs who are struggling with toilet training can be referred for further assessment. They will need to be registered at a GP in Bedfordshire or Luton. If they are struggling with constipation and/or soiling this must be treated prior to a referral being made.

Where our service is based

Union Street Clinic
Union Street
Bedford
MK40 2SF

How to contact our service

A 24 hour answer phone service is available on the following numbers:

Bowel - 01234 310847
Bladder - 01234 315847
Additional needs - 01234 310879

Or you may prefer to email ccs.beds.childrens.cct@nhs.net

Children's continence - more information

  • Additional needs

Additional links and information

The simple measures are the most effective treatment for continence issues,  and are measures you can begin implementing now. Please take a look at our leaflets below for more information. 

Please take time to access the following link for details of these measures and for further advice and support:   www.eric.org.co.uk

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0586 - Macrogol Discharge LeafletPDF1.13 MB06 Sep, 2018 Download
0585 - Bladder ScanPDF1.25 MB06 Sep, 2018 Download
0576 - Why it is important to drinkPDF1.16 MB02 Aug, 2018 Download
0561 - Simple Measures - Child is now Dry at NightPDF2.17 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0560 - Simple Measures - ConstipationPDF1.10 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0559 - Enuresis Alarm Simple MeasuresPDF1.23 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0557 - Teenage Bedwetting - MalePDF1.35 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0540 - Simple MeasuresPDF1.23 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0558 - Poo in a NappyPDF1.64 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0556 - Teenage Bedwetting FemalePDF1.26 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0539 - Children with Additional NeedsPDF680.17 KB16 Jul, 2018 Download
0489 - Info for Parents, Children and Young PeoplePDF1.48 MB16 Jul, 2018 Download
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