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Community Paediatric Continence Service - Southampton and West Hampshire

Childrens' Continence Service see's children from 0-19 years with continence problems who will benefit from toiletting advice or investigation to achieve continence. This will be to meet their age appropriate and physical abilities.

Referral Criteria

Our service accepts referrals for:

  • Nocturnal (night time) Enuresis (wetting)
  • Diurnal (day time) Enuresis (wetting)                                                                     
  • Dysuria                                                                                                
  • Frequency and urgency of micturition                                                                   
  • Constipation                                                                                     
  • Faecal Incontinence (soiling)

 

The age ranges accepted by the service are:

 

  • Children/young people aged 2 to 16 years with constipation and soiling, 4 to 16 years with day wetting, frequency and urgency, and 5 to 16 years with night wetting.
  • Young people with learning difficulties registered with either a Southampton City or West Hampshire CCG GP (New Forest, Test Valley South and Eastleigh South can be seen up to the age of 19 years.

The following referrals should continue to be sent to the hospital:

  • Hypertension
  • Haematuria
  • Proteinuria.

If any of the information on this page is incorrect, if you did not find what you were looking for or if you have any other comments please let us know.
If you have a compliment, concern or complaint, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service
 
 
Phone 023 8042 6351 or Community Paediatric Continence Service
E-mail SNHS.Childrenscontinence@nhs.net
Address Bitterne Health Centre, Commercial St, Bitterne, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 6BT
 

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

The Community Paediatric continence Service is an excellent service for children young people, parents, carers and relatives and has a number of different elements to the service.

With any service like this, there is a tendency to focus on pad provision for patients and not treatment, this service is different and ensures that patients get extensive treatment to try and help resolve and improve conditions rather than just relying on pad provision.

The first level input for general advice and support for bladder and bowel issues is provided by Health Visitors and school nurses. This includes advice about toilet training, lifestyle, healthy eating, obesity and managing behaviours.  The second level input provided by this service is the specialist continence assessment and advice which includes treatment, behavioural advice and medication advice to GP’s. 

Please click here for an outline of level two. 

The aim of the service is to provide a locality based multi-disciplinary team approach offering assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management for families with a child or young person with continence problems.

This is a nurse led paediatric continence service delivering individual care plans, supported by community paediatricians.  The care is reinforced through regular follow up appointments and frequent contact by phone.

Please click on the links below to see information regarding our Southampton pathway:

Care pathway for constipation and soiling

Care pathway for day wetting

Care pathway for night wetting 

Referral Criteria

Our service accepts referrals for:

  • Nocturnal (night time) Enuresis (wetting)
  • Diurnal (day time) Enuresis (wetting)                                                                     
  • Dysuria                                                                                                
  • Frequency and urgency of micturition                                                                   
  • Constipation                                                                                     
  • Faecal Incontinence (soiling)

 

The age ranges accepted by the service are:

 

  • Children/young people aged 2 to 16 years with constipation and soiling, 4 to 16 years with day wetting, frequency and urgency, and 5 to 16 years with night wetting.
  • Young people with learning difficulties registered with either a Southampton City or West Hampshire CCG GP (New Forest, Test Valley South and Eastleigh South can be seen up to the age of 19 years.

The following referrals should continue to be sent to the hospital:

  • Hypertension
  • Haematuria
  • Proteinuria.

Referral Method

  • Referrals will be accepted from all healthcare professionals including: consultants (acute and community) GP’s, health visitors and school nurses and those from social services.
  • Parents can re-refer themselves if it is within a year of their initial treatment and discharge

Please click here for our referral form. 

If you have any questions about or service, or need to get in touch please using the details below:

Children’s Continence Service

Bitterne Health Centre

Commercial Street

Southampton

SO18 6BT

 

Southampton Children’s continence service: 02380 426351

Home Delivery Service: 02392 424870

Email (Secure email for referrals and clinical queries): snhs.childrenscontinence@nhs.net

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