The DOH Any Qualified Provider final implentation pack ( Continence )
(posted 27 Feb 2012)
Speaker Presentations available online
Speaker presentations from our ACA Conference 2011 are now available online.
List of Speaker Presentations
Click on the presentation pdfs below to view (available to ACA members only):
- Professor Christine Norton: An Update of Issues in Irrigation [pdf, 2.02 MB] (members only)
- Lindsay Batty-Smith: Using Safeguarding Strategies to Protect Vulnerable Adults [pdf, 512 KB] (members only)
- Lindsay Batty-Smith: Case Study: Learning Difficulties & Capacity [pdf, 135 KB] (members only)
- Lindsay Batty-Smith: Case Study: I can't remember [pdf, 171 KB] (members only)
- Lindsay Batty-Smith: Case Study: H's story [pdf, 165 KB] (members only)
- Janice Bianchi: Challenging Practice: Wound Healing and Dermatitis in Continence Care [pdf, 1.19 MB] (members only)
- Carol Pellowe: High Impact Interventions: Do They work? [pdf, 204 KB] (members only)
- Dr Mary Baker: The Challenge of Managing Non-Motor Symptoms in Patients Living with Parkinson's Disease [pdf, 2.06 MB] (members only)
- Mr Mark Stott: Cancer of the Prostate: To Screen or Not to Screen? [pdf, 296 KB] (members only)
- Mr Siva Namasivayam: The Overactive Bladder and Botulinum Toxin [pdf, 830 KB] (members only)
- Ranee Thackar: Sex & Incontinence [pdf, 2.11 MB] (members only)
- Marion Allison: PTNS in the Management of Faecal Incontinence [pdf, 1.19 MB] (members only)
- Mr Gurpreet Singh: Post Prostatectomy Incontinence [pdf, 1.02 MB] (members only)
- Kyla Hooper: Case Study :1982 -2011 Founder of Mitrofanoff Support [pdf, 1.46 MB] (members only)
Bladder & Bowel Workshops
The Bladder & Bowel Workshops speaker presentations are available to members and non-members' via the ACA Conference page of the website.
The ACA extends its thanks to all those who supported the ACA 2011 Conference & Exhibition: members, companies, delegates and Fitwise.
The Bladder & Bowel Workshops alone attracted 160 delegates. The speaker presentations from these workshops are available to non-members' via the Education section of the website.
Here are a few images from the event ...
Debbie Yarde new Chair of the ACA
2011 Dorothy Mandelstam Awards
The ACA announces the 2011 Dorothy Mandelstam Awards. Read more on our awards page...
Nursing Times Launches its Annual Awards
Nursing Times Continence Promotion and Care Award 2011
The Nursing Times Awards 2011 are your national platform. They offer individual nurses or teams working in any setting in the NHS or independent sector, in a permanent or temporary/bank/agency capacity, the opportunity to demonstrate just what this exceptional profession is capable of, to share their creativity and innovation, and demonstrate their compassion and commitment. They are also a forum through which the wider profession can learn about the outstanding initiatives that are improving patients' experiences of care and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare provision.
The Continence Promotion and Care category rewards initiatives and innovations that promote continence, increase the effectiveness of care and improve the quality of life of people with these problems It is open to individual nurses or teams working in acute care, the community - including nursing and residential homes - and those working in specialist continence services.
Entries can be from individuals or teams from the NHS or independent sector who must be able to demonstrate how a change in practice has resulted in clear improvements in patients' or clients' continence or enhancement of their dignity through interventions that minimise the impact of continence problems. Innovations could include:
- Develop educational programmes for staff and/or patients;
- Develop health education material raise awareness of continence problems;
- Improve access to services for hard to reach groups;
- Meet the needs of a new client group.
Other categories include Nurse of the Year, Team of the Year and Nursing in the community.
For more information visit www.ntawards.co.uk
Deputy Practice Editor, Nursing Times, email@example.com, tel: 01159231952
Medical Devices Alert, Peristeen Anal Irrigation System (January 2011)
The new NICE guidance for Prucalopride for the treatment of chronic constipation in women has been published (December 2010)
The Nursing Times A Seat on The Board Campaign
The Nursing Times A Seat on The Board Campaign has been launched (7th December 2010). In this initiative, NT are trying to ensure that nurses' voices get heard on the commissioning consortia when they are set up. The aim of the campaign is to ensure that the four bodies that will issue guidance to fledgling consortia recommend strongly that nurses are included on the boards. This is important to ensure that the NHS is shaped by people who have the greatest degree of hands-on care and see patients throughout their journey through the patient pathway. The failure to include nurses will result in an NHS that does not understand the holistic needs of the patient, and that could impact on patient care and safety.
We are aiming to get 10,000 signatures so please visit nursingtimes.net<http://nursingtimes.net> and click on the A Seat on The Board logo, or go to seat on the board to sign the petition.
The Bribery Act
The Bribery Act came into statute in October 2010.
2010 National Audit of Continence Care
14th September 2010: The Royal College of Physicians has published the National Audit of Continence Care, which is critical of the standard of continence care people receive.
A number of workshops are being held around the UK to disseminate the audit results and to discuss future practice
Places are filling up fast. Contact the RCP for more details or to reserve your place:
Tel: 020 3075 1619
Essence of Care 2010
Essence of Care has been refreshed and now contains 12 benchmarks, following a consultation exercise late in 2009. It aims to support localised quality improvement, by providing a set of established and refreshed benchmarks supporting front line care across care settings at a local level (DH,2010). The full document can be downloaded here (pdf 1993K). (uploaded 7-10-10)
To see other supporting documentation visit the DH website
National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services – Continence issues for a child with learning difficulties (DH 2010)
This publication, from the Department of Health, is an exemplar of how the National Service Framework for Children and Young People can be used to promote and demonstrate best practice in continence care for children with learning difficulties. The document introduces Robert, who has been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder at 3 years 7 months, and presents with delayed toileting skills, constipation and overflow soiling. Using the standards of the NSF, the exemplar offers an inter professional approach to managing and treating complex continence problems.
- Download the document here
Classical Music on iPods
Classical music on iPods helps to toilet train children in Liverpool. Follow this fascinating work that the ACA's June Rogers has been involved in, in the Liverpool Echo.
- The NICE guidelines for the Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men is now available (posted 5-7-10)
- The NICE guidelines for Constipation in Children and Young People is now available
James Lind Alliance Top 10 Research Priorities for Urinary Incontinence
The ACA, as an affiliate, participated in the James Lind Alliance Working Partnership on Urinary Incontinence. This proclaimed to identify and then to prioritise important areas of uncertainty about the effectiveness of treatments for urinary incontinence. Awaiting access to the Top 10 research priorities.
Barriers to Effective Care of Incontinence has been published by JLA.
Advanced Level Practice
Primary Care Womens' Health Journal
The ACA has arranged for members' to receive free copies of the new journal, Primary Care Womens' Health. To receive your complimentary copy log on at www.pcwhj.com.
The national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) provides information and intelligence to improve decision-making for high quality, cost effective services. It supports policy makers, commissioners, managers, regulators, and other health stakeholders working on children's, young people's and maternal health.
The Relatives and Residents Association
This charity supports older people in care homes. One of their current priorities is the quality of continence care available to residents.
The Association has just sent a letter to all Chief Executives in England and enclosed a copy for the continence advisor. Read a copy of the letter here and prompt your CE to reply.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Standards
Read the newly published standards here
The Kidney Diseases and Women’s Health Specialist Libraries
The Kidney Diseases and Women’s Health Specialist Libraries are launching the first Urinary Incontinence Annual Evidence Update (AEU) on Monday 19th January. Focusing on both male and female urinary incontinence this AEU brings together the latest evidence on the surgical, drug and conservative management of urge and stress incontinence and Overactive Bladder (OAB). Expert commentaries summarising the latest knowledge on various incontinence topics such as botox, post-prostatectomy and quality of life issues will be available. Find more information here.
An initiative of the European Association of Urology; you can find details of activities, dates and news here.
The Productive Community Services programme
The Productive Community Services programme has selected three “high volume” pathways of care to start the programme:
- wound care
- stroke care
- continence services
Read more ...
Nursing and Midwifery Council: CHRE report
Performance review makes strong recommendations for improvements to the NMC...read more here.
Urology covers all aspects of urology care including access to study days, previous journal editions and job.