Continence Service Central Manchester
The Continence Service provides assessment, diagnosis and
treatment for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction within
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.
Levenshulme Health Centre, Dunstable Street, Levenshulme ,
Manchester, M19 3BX
Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm (excluding bank
Tel: 0161 861 2300 Fax : 0161 248 0389
Julia Corbett, Clinical Lead
Sam Whalley, Continence Specialist Nurse
Angela Howe, Continence Specialist Nurse
Helen Dearden, Assistant Practitioner
Binta Sumareh, Administrator
All aspects of Continence Care.
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:
- Male patients unless underlying pathology has been
- Female patients with significant prolapse or pelvic/bladder
- Patients with recurrent urinary tract infections
- Other service information leaflets
available on request Tel: 0161 861 2300