Specialist Continence Advisory Service

We offer a confidential continence service for people aged over 18 who have complex bladder and bowel problems. Our specialist nurse-led clinics are held in a variety of community settings.

We provide high quality assessments to identify the cause of a problem and offer treatment to help people to self manage their condition. Where we find that individuals have more complex needs, we facilitate further referrals and signposting for assessment and treatment.

We have produced a comprehensive range of leaflets to support continence treatment programmes. These are designed to reinforce information and guidance given by health professionals to patients and/or carers to empower and promote self care.


Patient leaflets

A number of leaflets written by the Continence Advisory Service can be found here.


Contact us

To contact or refer to the Specialist Continence Advisory Service please call your single point of referral locality as follows:

Bassetlaw Locality: 01777 274422

Mid Nottinghamshire locality - Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood  01623 781891

Nottinghamshire South Locality - Nottingham West, Rushcliffe and Nottingham North and East  0115 844 0595

Our continence home delivery service provides discrete delivery of continence products for patients who have not responded to treatment.

For more information on the continence assessment process, please read our continence assessment leaflet.

Information for health professionals

The service provides specialist advice, professional support and facilitates and delivers research based training and education for all healthcare professionals.

We provide a network of support to professionals to promote high standards of continence care.  We undertake clinical audit to ensure these standards are maintained.

We participate in the development of county wide initiatives such as the Nottinghamshire Appliance Continence Formulary, to provide standardisation of urological products based on clinical evidence.

Service development including assessment/treatment pathways and practice guidance for professionals.

Standardisation of containment provision across the County and its authorisation process.


How to refer someone to this service

Staff wishing to refer patients to the Specialist Continence Advisory Service must either complete an e-referral or contact their local single point of referral as follows:

Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood
Patient Call - 01623 781891

Single Point of Access (SPA) - 01777 274422

South of the County
Community Hub - 0300 083 0100


Lead Clinician

Christine Wilkinson-Cook
Vanessa Gibbons


Service commissioned by

Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups



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