The need for research on the problem of faecal and urinary continence

24th August 2018

Feedback from a collaborative workshop on the need for continence research

In 2016 a number of charities, including Guts UK, acknowledged continence problems as a major issue facing their communities. As a result, ten organisations arranged a workshop to explore the issues surrounding continence care and how they might be addressed. The workshop was attended by patients, carers, researchers and health and social care professionals. This report describes the impact of continence issues on patients with long-term conditions and older people as discussed by workshop participants. The participating organisations make the following recommendations to researchers, research funders, charities, policy makers, commissioners, royal colleges, professional bodies and service and education providers.

Download the full continence report.

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