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Continence Service Central Manchester

The Continence Service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction within Central Manchester.

Investigations available from the service include urinalysis, bladder scanning, digital rectal examination and pelvic floor assessment. The service aims to enable people to become continent where achievable and where intractable access to or advice on appropriate products and specialist referral where required.

Within the service, there are clinicians with special interests in:  Urology, Gynaecology and Bowel dysfunction. The service has integrated care pathways with the Urology and Urogynaecology department at Saint Mary's Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary.

The service offers both clinic and home visits and is available for all patients registered with a central Manchester GP.

We provide education and training to patients and carers as part of their assessment. Training is also provided on a group basis with sessions provided in care homes, charitable organisations, and the voluntary sector on request. The service provides an annual training programme for health care professionals. We have a series of patient advice leaflets which can be given to support treatment programmes.

Location:

Levenshulme Health Centre, Dunstable Street, Levenshulme , Manchester, M19 3BX

Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm (excluding bank holidays).

Contact Details:

Tel: 0161 861 2300  Fax : 0161 248 0389

Staff:

Julia Corbett, Clinical Lead

Sam Whalley, Continence Specialist Nurse

Angela Howe, Continence Specialist Nurse

Helen Dearden, Assistant Practitioner

Binta Sumareh, Administrator

Conditions:

All aspects of Continence Care.

Referrals:

General Practitioner referrals are accepted via the Intergrated Care Gateway. Other healthcare professionals can refer to the service using a referral form or contact assessment form.  Referrals are accepted from any source and self referrals are welcomed.

The following patients are not accepted and are redirected to secondary care urologists:

  • Haematuria
  • Male patients unless underlying pathology has been excluded
  • Female patients with significant prolapse or pelvic/bladder pain
  • Patients with recurrent urinary tract infections

Additional Information:

  • Other service information leaflets available on request Tel: 0161 861 2300

http://www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org/