Continence Service

This service is no longer provided by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) and has now moved to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW). For details, visit the UHCW page.

The aim of the Continence team is to improve the symptoms of any bladder or bowel dysfunction, giving the person back an element of control, and reducing any impact it may be having on their, and their carer's, quality of life.

Patients must be 18 years old or over and registered with a Coventry GP. Patients can be referred to our service by a GP or health professional.

The services we offer include:

  • Comprehensive continence assessment for any bladder or bowel dysfunction secondary to a neurological disease, for example stroke, multiple schlerosis or Parkinson's disease;
  • Referral to a Urologist or Urogynaecologist for further investigations. 
  • Specialist nurse-led clinics in Coventry; 
  • Home visits for people who are housebound;
  • A range of treatments, promotion, exercises or management systems;
  • Education and support to other healthcare professionals; 
  • Working closely with the women's health physiotherapy service, and the urology and colorectal services. 


Introduction to Bladder & Bowel Education for Healthcare Professionals 

Incontinence Education 

Hartmann E-Learning

Referral Form

Continence Referral Form - Sept 2018.docx [docx] 31KB


Useful resources 

Abena Product training 2016 and washable.pdf [pdf] 298KB

Bodystocking Leaflet - BACK.pdf [pdf] 236KB

Bodystocking Leaflet - FRONT.pdf [pdf] 368KB

Bowel Incontinence Diary.docx [docx] 607KB

Carers training with infection control.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Catheter Care Plan.pdf [pdf] 72KB

Combined module June17.pdf [pdf] 2MB

Containment Products, Hints and Tips.pdf [pdf] 637KB

Continuing professional development.pdf [pdf] 221KB

Coventry - Abena Continence Products mail order info.pdf [pdf] 45KB

Pelvic Floor Exercises.pdf [pdf] 57KB

Pelvic floor exercises leaflet.pdf [pdf] 58KB

Product Assessment Checklist_.pdf [pdf] 208KB

Product Pathway.pdf [pdf] 230KB

Shaped Products - The way forward.pdf [pdf] 355KB

Spinal injury bowel training.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Temporary catheter, pathway for patients discharged from hospital.pdf [pdf] 111KB

Washable Absorbent Underwear, Guidance.pdf [pdf] 341KB