Paediatric continence service during Pandemic

The service assists parents / carers with the management of day or night wetting, and in some cases, where there are also bowel soiling habits.  It is available to every child 4 - 17 years in the boroughs of City of London and Hackney. It includes the Paediatric Continence Service and the Toileting Advisory Service. 

The Community Paediatric Continence Clinic accepts referrals for assessment and management of children with daytime wetting from 4 years, and with night-time wetting once they are over 5 years old. Children with constipation or faecal soiling without urinary symptoms are not seen in this clinic. The service can offer pre and post-void ultrasounds for assessment and treatment options including alarms and medication. Complex and resistant cases may be referred on to another centre for further investigations.

The Toileting Advisory Service assists parents / carers with

  • Advice on bladder / bowel training
  • Strategies for potty / toilet training
  • Dietary guidance
  • Containment products for bladder and bowel incontinence

COVID -19 alterations to the operation of the service

Paediatric Continence Clinic
The Paediatric Continence Clinic has resumed its services and we are seeing new and follow up patients. We continue to do this in line with government and local guidelines to ensure that we are protecting service users and our staff and to limit the spread of the Covid -19 virus. 

Toileting Advisory Service
The Toileting Advisory Service which manages the containment product service are still seeing patients and accepting referrals.

Drop in Service
This service has resumed and will operate by appointment only to ensure we manage the number of service users attending to keep everyone as safe as possible and to maintain social distancing.

Meet the continence specialist nurse to answer your questions and discuss any concerns including day and night time wetting; constipation and soiling and learn about and view available disposable and reusable washable containment products for your child’s individual needs.

Venues, Dates & Times
Fountayne Road Health Centre
1A Fountayne Road,
N16 7EA 

26 May, 29 September
2pm-4:30pm

Hackney Ark
Downs Park Road
London
E8 2HY

31 March, 28 July, 24 November
2pm-4:30pm

Please call 020 7014 7111 to book an appointment. More dates for 2021 will be available soon.

For practical advice on potty training and toileting that is proven to work please click on the links below for information and resources on bedwetting, day wetting, potty-training, body problems and more:

https://www.eric.org.uk
https://www.bbuk.org.uk/children-young-people/children-resources/
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/health/toilet-training.aspx

Further information contact  the Community Continence Service: Tel 020 7014 7111.