Smart Underwear Research Study
The Bristol Urological Institute at Southmead Hospital in Bristol are conducting a study to evaluate "Smart Underwear" to detect continence pad leaks. The group need to recruit 71 female continence pad users over the age 18 years old. This study is part of a wider project entitled 'Tackling Ageing Continence through Theory, Tools and Technology' (TACT 3). The project is funded by all the research councils through the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, and is administered by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
SECURE - Education research
The ACA and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University have been successful in obtaining a Research Grant from The Dunhill Medical Trust to undertake a survey of undergraduate continence education in the nursing, allied health professions and medical professions.
For more information contact:
Doreen McClurg PhD MCSP, Research Fellow
MS Consensus Paper
Bladder symptoms in multiple sclerosis (MS) are common and distressing but also highly amenable to treatment. A meeting of stakeholders involved in patients’ continence care, including neurologists, urologists, primary care, MS nurses and nursing groups was recently convened to formulate a UK consensus for management. Read more
The James Lind Alliance, and the Social Science Research Unit:
“Outcomes in clinical research – whose responsibility?” . Thursday 20 th November 2008, 10:00 – 16:00. More details here
National Audit of Continence Care for Older People (65+ Years)
Would all members and non-members please make every effort to support this from the Royal College of Physicians.
The National Audit of Continence Care in Older People (NACC) is the direct result of a two-year project to define and pilot clinical indicators in continence care for older people, funded by The Health Foundation. The project has successfully:
- Developed an audit tool for assessing the management and clinical care provided to older people with urinary and faecal incontinence.
- Demonstrated that the indicators of continence care are reliable and robust for use in primary and secondary care and care home settings.
NACC will be a two-year project in the first instance including an initial audit, subsequent dissemination and change followed by re-audit. Sponsored by the Healthcare Commission and endorsed by Professor Ian Philp, National Director of Older People’s Services, Department of Health. The project is now ready for national roll (England and Wales).
This will be the first national audit of practice outside the secondary care environment and, as such, breaks new ground in an area of high national priority. The audit will allow centres direct comparison of their performance compared to quality standards and will inform PCTs and independent care organisations with regard to service provision and further development.
To find out more please visit the RCP website a: RCP CEEU Falls and Bone Health in Older People http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/college/ceeu/coop/index.asp