Helping you excel in continence care

 In NHS Guidelines, Pharmacy Information, Simplifying Product Supply

The NHS state that “Problems with the bladder affect more than 14 million people in the UK and about 6.5 million have bowel problems. In addition, 900,000 children and young people reportedly suffer from bladder and bowel dysfunction”.

Therefore, continence care should be excellent in all healthcare organisations as they will no doubt have patients suffering from bladder and bowel problems. Continence can turn someone’s life upside down, as it is a massive loss of control on their day-to-day life.

The NHS has released new guidelines to help best practice in continence care and aims to improve access to services and treatment for all. The five areas that this guidance aims to improve are:

  • Preventing people from dying prematurely
  • Enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions
  • Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury
  • Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care
  • Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

The NHS believe the two most important areas of work are training healthcare professionals so they are more informed about issues relating to continence, and making sure that the best possible care is being given to all ages by “robustly measuring people’s health outcomes”.

To view the full NHS guidance please click here.

Ashtons help healthcare organisations adhere to this new guidance as we have a wide variety of continence products that can help you provide the best possible care to your patients. Among the products we provide are Catheterisation & Sheaths, Day & Night Bags and Incontinence Pads and Pants.

To view our full range of Continence Care products please visit our online ordering website, call us on 0845 222 3550 or email us at



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