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

Unfortunately the Paediatric Continence Clinic is not able to offer any new appointments at this time 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. This means that new referrals to the service for day or night-time wetting will not be offered an appointment. A letter with information to assist with self-management will be sent to parents and carers. They will be contacted once clinics have resumed operation to offer an appointment if the problem has not resolved.

Toileting Advisory Service

The Toileting Advisory Service with manages the nappies service will still be accepting referrals and these will be prioritized and managed appropriately.

Drop in Service

This service has been cancelled due to Covid -19. It will resume normal operation once the situation is deemed safe.

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