Bladder and Bowel (B&B)

Bladder and bowel problems can be embarrassing, but are often easily treated. Specialist nurses offer support and treatment for anyone living with bladder or bowel symptoms.

Find out more about Bladder and Bowel (B&B)

Overview

Contact our free, confidential service for advice and assessment, and treatment. Clinics for adults are provided throughout the borough. We also provide booked telephone consultation appointments for new patients referred to clinic. We also offer home visits for people who cannot attend a clinic.

You don’t need to be suffering from incontinence to come and see us. Any symptoms or concerns that you have with your bladder or bowel will be discussed and assessed to see how we can help you.

 

 

Using this service

Anyone can use this service, but you have to be registered with a Bromley GP. You can self refer to a clinic by giving us a call.

You might also like to have a conversation with your doctor (GP), nurse or social carer, who can contact the service on your behalf for a referral. We will ask you about your condition and we may also contact your doctor to get information about any other medical conditions you might have.

Who this service is for

The service is for adults experiencing bowel or bladder problems who are registered with a Bromley GP. Patients who are unable to leave their homes will be assessed by one of our Community Continence Nurses.

Appointments

Your first appointment will be a booked telephone consultation with a specialist nurse. This usually lasts about 20 minutes. The purpose of this appointment is to understand your condition better and give prelimary advice .Your next appointment will be at an appropriate clinic where the assessment will continue and treatment will be planned with you. This appointment usually last 40 minutes.This may involve an examination.

Before the telephone appointment you will be sent a fluid chart and questionnaire to complete and bring to the appointment along with a list of any medicines you are taking.

Cancelling an appointment

If you have a scheduled appointment with us, please contact us as soon as possible on 0300 330 5777 and we will arrange another time for you to see us.  Please give us as much notice as possible so that we can give your appointment to someone else.

More information

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It is a very  common problem and is thought to affect more than 50 million people in  the developed world read more…

Symptoms
Causes
Diagnosis
Complications
Prevention
Treatment

Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, which  means that stools (faeces) can leak uncontrollably from the rectum (back  passage). Bowel incontinence is also sometimes known as faecal  incontinence read more…

Useful organisations for more information and advice

Bladder and Bowel UK
A good source of continence equipment, publications and a helpline.

Useful patient information leaflets

The Bladder and Bowel Service

A leaflet explaining our service and what incontinence is.

The Bladder and Bowel Service – Flow rate

A leaflet on our Flow Rate clinic which explains what the flow rate test is and how to prepare for it.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation pamphlets

To order or download any leaflets from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation, please go to www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org or contact them on 01536 533255.

 

Overview

Contact our free, confidential service for advice and assessment, and treatment. Clinics for adults are provided throughout the borough. We also provide booked telephone consultation appointments for new patients referred to clinic. We also offer home visits for people who cannot attend a clinic.

You don’t need to be suffering from incontinence to come and see us. Any symptoms or concerns that you have with your bladder or bowel will be discussed and assessed to see how we can help you.

 

 

Using this service

Anyone can use this service, but you have to be registered with a Bromley GP. You can self refer to a clinic by giving us a call.

You might also like to have a conversation with your doctor (GP), nurse or social carer, who can contact the service on your behalf for a referral. We will ask you about your condition and we may also contact your doctor to get information about any other medical conditions you might have.

Who this service is for

The service is for adults experiencing bowel or bladder problems who are registered with a Bromley GP. Patients who are unable to leave their homes will be assessed by one of our Community Continence Nurses.

Appointments

Your first appointment will be a booked telephone consultation with a specialist nurse. This usually lasts about 20 minutes. The purpose of this appointment is to understand your condition better and give prelimary advice .Your next appointment will be at an appropriate clinic where the assessment will continue and treatment will be planned with you. This appointment usually last 40 minutes.This may involve an examination.

Before the telephone appointment you will be sent a fluid chart and questionnaire to complete and bring to the appointment along with a list of any medicines you are taking.

Cancelling an appointment

If you have a scheduled appointment with us, please contact us as soon as possible on 0300 330 5777 and we will arrange another time for you to see us.  Please give us as much notice as possible so that we can give your appointment to someone else.

More information

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It is a very  common problem and is thought to affect more than 50 million people in  the developed world read more…

Symptoms
Causes
Diagnosis
Complications
Prevention
Treatment

Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, which  means that stools (faeces) can leak uncontrollably from the rectum (back  passage). Bowel incontinence is also sometimes known as faecal  incontinence read more…

Useful organisations for more information and advice

Bladder and Bowel UK
A good source of continence equipment, publications and a helpline.

Useful patient information leaflets

The Bladder and Bowel Service

A leaflet explaining our service and what incontinence is.

The Bladder and Bowel Service – Flow rate

A leaflet on our Flow Rate clinic which explains what the flow rate test is and how to prepare for it.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation pamphlets

To order or download any leaflets from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation, please go to www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org or contact them on 01536 533255.

 

Bladder and Bowel service

0300 330 5777

bromh.cccpod2refs@nhs.net

Rachel Corney

Service Lead / Specialist Nurse

Our Bladder and Bowel (B&B) clinic locations