RCN Bowel Care Guidance

The RCN Published an updated version of the RCN  Bowel Care Guidance detailing the management of lower bowel dysfunction, digital rectal examination and the digital removal of faeces.

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Paediatric Continence Forum Children’s Continence Commissioning Guide

This second edition of the Children’s Continence Commissioning Guide (the Guide), which has been endorsed by the Association for Continence Advice, provides the information and tools for commissioners, clinicians and managers across the UK to set up and run integrated, nurse-led, community-based paediatric continence services. The Guide is based upon the most recent published evidence from: • NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and their Guidance and Quality Standards • NHS England’s publications: Excellence in Continence Care (2018) and Leading Change Adding Value (2016) • The principles of NHS RightCare i.e. the right care in the right place at the right time • The standardization documents from the International Children’s Continence Society • Recent research on the physical and mental impact of incontinence and what children, young people and their families want from continence services

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Excellence in Continence Care Document

A new updated Excellence in Continence Care guide has been published, promoting equal access to services and treatment for all. It is applicable to all children, young people, adults and the elderly, taking into account their diverse needs from assessment, diagnosis and treatment to recovery where possible. The purpose is to promote consistent practice, improve the experiences of people with continence needs, drive advances in clinical outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

It brings together evidence based resources and research and provides a practical means for commissioners to understand continence needs within their local population, as well as specify and contract for continence services, effectively measure outcomes and experience and work towards reducing health inequalities.

The 2018 version includes the following changes:

  • Links to NICE guidance, updates to references and signposting to useful resources
  • New sections on transition, care homes and a greater focus on bowel care and primary care
  • New examples of good practice.
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