Leading charities are calling for more research into issues surrounding incontinence, as they highlighted that it was one of the biggest issues for many with serious health conditions.
An alert has been issued to the NHS in England after concerns were raised about patients with spinal injuries facing delays in receiving specialist care to clear their bowels.
The government and NHS have accepted a recommendation from the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review to pause the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh.
Two community nurses from Cardiff, who specialise in continence and stoma care, have been given awards to mark their long service by a leading nursing charity.
Primary care nurses are being urged to ask about the severity and regularity of urinary tract symptoms before they prescribe antibiotics, under latest draft guidance, which also advises against cranberry juice.
For the first time, health and social care experts say they have developed a “definitive” set of outcome measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) for toileting and containment strategies.
Urinary incontinence in later life can negatively impact on the sexual health of both men and women, sparking the need for both “taboo” subjects to be discussed by health professionals in consultations, according to UK researchers.
Prolonged sitting time and low physical activity levels are linked with the development of lower urinary tract symptoms, according to researchers from South Korea.
Patients with cardiovascular risk factors are more likely to also experience urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), according to UK researchers.
A medical device for treating constipation and faecal incontinence has been recommended for health service use by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.