Continence clinic for children

  1. Does your local authority provide a dedicated continence clinic? Yes / No.

No.  [There is a CCG-commissioned Level 2 continence clinic provided by one of the local NHS Trusts]

If you answered no, please go to question 5.

  1. Which of the following is covered by the dedicated continence clinic:  
  • Bedwetting
  • Daytime wetting
  • Toilet training
  • Constipation/soiling
  • Product supply for paediatric continence problems

Not applicable

  1. How many hours a week does the clinic run?

Not applicable  

  1. Is the amount of time dedicated to service provision in this clinic: 
  • Determined by the number of children and young people (from birth to 18 years) visiting each week? Yes / No
  • Regulated in another manner? Please explain.

Not applicable

  1. Is continence a listed responsibility provided by your local authority area for any of the following professions: 
  • School nurses Yes / No

No. From April 2018 the answer will be Yes for Pre-Service Level 1 support (as per the Paediatric Continence Forum commissioning guidance)

  • Health visitors Yes / No 

No. From April 2018 the answer will be Yes for Pre-Service Level 1 support (as per the Paediatric Continence Forum commissioning guidance)

  • Other healthcare professionals Yes /No. If yes, please specify who.

No

  1. If you answered yes to any of the professions listed in question 5 could you please tell us: 
  • How many children and young people with continence problems do each of these professionals have responsibility for? 

This is not part of the current contract specification.  However it is estimated around 350 cases per year for nocturnal enuresis and around 110 cases for bowel management

  • How many children and young people are on the waiting list for this service, and how long has the person currently at the top of the list had to wait?

This is not part of the current contract specification and therefore this information it not held.

  1. If you answered no to any of the professions listed in question 5, was there a decision taken to remove continence from the listed responsibilities of any of these professionals and, if so, when did this happen?

Not applicable

  1. Do you have any future plans to: 
  • commission new paediatric continence provision? Yes / No:

Yes, as noted at Q5 above. 

  • review the existing paediatric continence provision? Yes / No:

No, joint review already undertaken with CCG partners earlier this year 

If so, please provide details.

  1. Are you aware of the NICE-accredited Paediatric Continence Commissioning Guide?

Yes

  • If so, do the services commissioned in your LA use it?

Yes from April 2018 onwards