integrated continence service

integrated continence service

A service at some NHS trusts in which artificial divisions of primary and secondary care incontinence are abolished by joining forces between otherwise disparate services. Integrated continence services (ICSs) are provided by a multidisciplinary team approach which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, continence nurses and consultants in the relevant specialties. ICSs address a number of key areas including child health, postnatal risk assessment with midwives, physiotherapy, urogynaecology, elderly care and stroke, and urinary and faecal incontinence.
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I was concerned to hear that Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG does not commission an integrated continence service which provides children with the help they need to address the full range of problems experi enced.
Through Freedom of Information requests issued in 2011 approximately half of PCTs do not offer an integrated continence service wherein services are co-ordinated under the management of a paediatric continence specialist.
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