Incontinence

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve education and training for care staff on continence and toilet support.

Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve education and skills training for health care professionals on continence and toilet support.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England’s Excellence in Continence Care guidance, published in November 2015, provides a framework that enables commissioners to work in collaboration with providers and others to make a step change to address shortfalls so that safe, dignified, efficient and effective continence care is consistently provided. This guidance is aimed at commissioners, providers, health and social care staff and also provides information for the public. The guidance was produced in partnership with patient and public advocates, clinicians and partners from the third sector. A copy of the guidance can be found at the following link:

www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/11/EICC-guidance-final-document.pdf

In addition, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced a range of guidance for clinicians to support them in the diagnosis, treatment care and support of people with continence problems e.g. Urinary incontinence in women (September 2013), Faecal incontinence in adults (June 2007), Urinary incontinence in neurological disease: assessment and management (August 2012) and Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: management (May 2010).

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