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Childhood continence query prompts parliamentary question

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Health minister Ann Keen has admitted that the government does not have any new plans for childhood continence services

The health minister was responding to a parliamentary question from Annette Brooke, Liberal DemocratMP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, who asked about the Department of Health’s plans for children’s continence services.

Ms Ann Keen responded that while the DH has not made specific new plans for children’s continence services, the topic was covered by the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services, which included guidance on the importance of joined up continence services.

She also highlighted the government’s 2007 publication of the continence exemplar, a patient pathway example illustrating key themes in the NSF.

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  • This is really disappointing but not unexpected. When are the government going to recognise the importance of this vital service?

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  • I sometimes wonder how people fail to understand the difference between spending time in normal underwear as opposed to an incontinence product. Helping children and young people achieve continence is one of the greatest advantages professionals can offer. I may be biased but! Sadly though I am not surprised either!

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