Continence care is not the domain of any one speciality; any organisation, institution, clinical speciality or individual can contribute towards the growing body of evidence in the speciality of continence.
The 21st Century Catheter Project
The 21st Century Catheter Project propose that: “The indwelling catheter must be the most antique medical device still in regular daily use around the world. First introduced in 1937, it is associated with an horrendous list of complications; such as blocking, leaking and stone formation.”
For more information visit: http://21ccp.org
The BioMed Centre
The BioMed Centre, based in the Bristol Urological Institute, undertakes research and innovation for improving the health and quality of life of people with intractable urinary incontinence, particularly those requiring urinary catheters. We have a programme of collaborative research activity as the BioMed healthcare Technology Cooperative involving clinicians, academics, patients and industry.
To find out more go to: Biomed Centre
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Members of the ACA, such as those at the research group at IMECHe , contribute to the many diverse areas of research and development that contribute to effective continece care: Institute of Mechanical Engineers; the Continence and Skin Technology Group; details of IMECHe conference
Royal College of Physicians
A professional body, representing over 20,000 physicians, that aims to improve the quality of patient care by continually raising medical standards.The RCP published their audit on continence care in 2004. Find out more about the RCP here
United Kingdom Continence Society (UKCS)
Find out more about UKCS here
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Simon Foundation for Continence
Are a non-profit corporation dedicated to: "Bringing the topic of incontinence out of the closet, removing the stigma surrounding it, and providing help and hope for people with incontinence, their families, and the health professionals who provide their care." To find out more look at the Simon Foundation website.
The Prostate Cancer Charity
Visit The Prostate Cancer Charity’s website www.prostate-cancer.org.uk
Or call the free phone helpline 0800 074 8383 to order publications.
Visit www.hiddencancer.org.uk to find out more about Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and how you can get involved.
A new fact sheet is available for men with urinary incontinence
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