BAUN Annual eConference 2020
16-17 November 2020 | Online

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FREE to BAUN members! Not a member? Register for conference for only £55 and receive 1 year's membership FREE.

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ERIC’s Paediatric Continence Care Conference 2020

Date: 6th October 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have decided to go ahead with this event on a virtual basis-Details further down the page

Future Continence Care Study Days / Modules

Continence Study Days / Modules in the UK and Overseas

This information is provided to ACA members as a guide to the continence study days and  modules available in the UK. The inclusion of this information, on the website, does not imply that the modules are endorsed by the ACA.

While every attempt will be made to ensure that the information is up to date, the ACA accepts no responsibility for the quality or content of the modules. 

If you have new modules or details of continence related modules or study days that may be helpful to ACA members, please contact:




Nocturia A Wake-up Call

Noqdirna Roadshow

Free: Register your interest:

Full name, job title and preferred date & venue

See link below for Dates & Venues-London, Southampton, Cardiff, Leicester, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Belfast


ACA Irish Branch

Study day on XXXXXXXX


Date : 

TO REGISTER – Contact -
ACA Members FREE, Non Members €xx, Students FREE



Bladder & Bowel UK offers a wide range of education and training for continence, bladder and bowel training and education events. This training is suitable for health and social care professionals who work within adult, children and young peoples’ services.  Bladder & Bowel UK are able to offer bespoke training delivered by specialist nurses. 

Please email for more information.



Bladder & Bowel UK’s

Date: XXXX

Time: 0X.00-XX.00

***Details to follow***



Booking via: 


The price is only £XX for the programme, extensive company exhibition, networking opportunities and catering.


Paediatric UrodynamicsCourse-ICCS /UKCS-approved.

Understanding Childhood Bladder Dysfunction:

Day 1:
Normal bladder function
Causes of urinary incontinence
Bladder diaries
Biofeedback training
Superficial neuromodulation

Hands on workshops

Paediatric UrodynamicsCourse

Day 2:
Invasive urodynamics: cystometry,videourodynamics, ambulatory urodynamics

Hands on workshops
Date: XXXX

Venue: Robens Suite, Guy’s Hospital.London, United

* One or two day registration. International Children’s Continence Society and United Kingdom Continence Society approved
. £150/day Medical professionals
. £75/day Nursing and allied staff
. Lunch included
. Course organiser Dr. Anne Wright, Consultant Paediatrician
. Book via:
. E mail:
. Limited places available

Croydon Hospital**** CHECK with Wendy Ness directly for any changes****

Study day on Bowel dysfunction including digital rectal examination (DRE) and digital removal of faeces (DRF) and autonomic dysreflexia

Dates: 2020
13th February
16th April
2nd July
3rd September
5th November

Venue: Seminar room A&B, PGMC, Croydon Hospital

Time: 09:30 – 17:00

Limited to 20 places
This course is suitable for all Qualified Nursing Staff & Allied Healthcare Professionals

Course includes
> Anatomy and Physiology of the lower bowel
> Legal and Professional Aspects of Bowel Care
> What do you know about Laxatives?
> Neurogenic Bowel Relating to Spinal Cord Injury
> Practical session on bowel emptying techniques including Digital rectal examination, DRF, rectal medication, rectal irrigation, and pelvic floor rehabilitation
> Irritable Bowel Syndrome
> Constipation and bowel emptying techniques
> Anal Conditions

The study day is focused on developing competencies for use within clinical practice. Can be part of NMC revalidation
The course is free of charge for all CHS Staff

For more information on the course please click here or email
For an application form please click here

Stoke Mandeville Study Days 2020 - TBC

Care of the Patient with Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction – Theory and Practical
Study day- Care of the Patient with Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction
Date : TBC
Study day: Care of the Patient with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
Date : TBC

Venue: National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8AL, Seminar Room 2
For more information click here 
For program click here
For an application form please click here       





This course looks at how to attain bowel and bladder control with particular attention given to children with additional needs. Guidelines on introducing care pathways and individual toilet training programmes are provided, including strategies for tackling challenging cases.

Start : Tuesday 12th May 2020, Will be rescheduled
End    : Tuesday 12th May 2020, Will be rescheduled
Location: The Robertson Trust, Robertson House , 152 Bath Street , Glasgow , G2 4TB

Contact:  Jackie Fuidge via Email  or  or Tel: 0117 301 2102
Or follow this link to book online:

Nocturnal Enuresis

This course introduces the 'Three Systems' as a means of understanding bedwetting, with a focus on a child-orientated, evidence-based approach to treatment. It includes recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), explores ways of applying this model to clinical practice and troubleshooting potential issues this might raise

Start : Thursday 11th June 2020, Will be rescheduled
End    : Thursday 11th June 2020, Will be rescheduled
Location: Harland Works , 70 John Street , Sheffield , S2 4QU

Contact:  Jackie Fuidge via Email  or  or Tel: 0117 301 2102
Or follow this link to book online:  


Complex Bladders & Bowels

This course includes an introduction to Clean Intermittent Catheterisation and management of indwelling catheters. It also looks at Mitrofanoff care and bowel washouts via ACE and rectally. It is an interactive training day illustrated by case studies with a chance to view a range of equipment available

Start : Wednesday 9th July 2020, Will be rescheduled

End    : Wednesday 9th July 2020, Will be rescheduled
Location: Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

Contact:  Jackie Fuidge via Email  or  or Tel: 0117 301 2102
Or follow this link to book online:  





Over the next few months ERIC will be busy putting together an interesting and varied programme for the 2020 Paediatric Care Conference.  Once this has been perfected, we will open our booking system

Start : Tuesday 6th October 2020

End    : Tuesday 6th October 2020

Location:  VIRTUAL

We have added a special Teams Rate of £140 for up to four people and all information and booking can be found on our website,
Contact:  Jackie Fuidge via Email  or  

Tel: 0117 301 2102
No booking link available yet but keep checking the ERIC website:




AUGS/IUGA Scientific Meeting

Date : TBC for 2020

For more information please visit: 


National Stroke Nursing Forum Conference 2020

Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Date ; TBC

The National Stroke Nursing Forum is holding their first national Conference on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton and you can now register your place online.

This event will offer a varied programme with inspiring speakers and informative sessions, offering up to 5.25 hours of high quality participatory learning, and the accompanying exhibition will feature a wide variety of companies who have new and innovative products to bring to the market.

Who should attend?
The programme will be relevant to stroke nurses, continence nurses, including community and district nurses as well as healthcare assistants and unregistered nursing staff in stroke.

This Conference is FREE to attend for National Stroke Nursing Forum members and members of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Non members can attend at a cost of £36.

For more event information please visit:  



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Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge XII

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ 12th edition of the Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge conference will be taking place on 13–14 November 2019 at One Birdcage Walk, London. This two-day conference features a unique mix of sessions on the latest engineering challenges, solutions, technologies and research managing the problem of incontinence. Delegates can also take advantage of many interactive sessions aimed at stimulating discussion and sharing ideas, including roundtable and Q&A sessions. Join this collaborative effort of engineers, scientists, clinicians, researchers, commercial designers/producers and product users focusing on pioneering techniques and technologies addressing the issues faced by caregivers and patients.

Key features for 2019 include:

  • Patient Panel: An interactive session with people who manage their incontinence using continence products, asking them to share their experiences and explain how they would like products to be improved
  • Thought-provoking talks: Speakers from outside the continence world bringing expertise from their specialist areas to the problem of incontinence and challenging us to think differently about what we do
  • International Speakers: Regular conference presentations from across academia, healthcare, industry and elsewhere, present the latest work around incontinence
  • Interactive Events: A research poster competition and a series of discussion groups, together with plenty of time to network and meet the wider community. As ever, the whole event will be multi-disciplinary and international

For more information and to register, please visit

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Training Courses by de Smit Medical Systems Limited

Location: Yate, Bristol

Course tutor: Julia Herbert Grad.Dip.Phys, MSc. MCSP, Specialist Continence Physiotherapist and Trustee of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation 

Date : 2020 - TBC Assessment of female pelvic floor muscle dysfunction – vaginal examination: practical course £380 +VAT

This introductory 1.5-day course is suitable for nurses and physiotherapists new to the speciality and those wishing to update their practical assessment skills.

For more details and to book, visit our shop or contact us on

Spinal Injuries Association

Managing the neurogenic bowel – Skills and competency training

Dates throughout 2020-TBC
Located in both Liverpool and Milton Keynes.

SIA House, Milton Keynes
The module is designed to equip Registered Nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills to support patients requiring intimate care interventions  (Digital Removal Faeces, Digital Rectal Stimulation) as a result of neurogenic bowel dysfunction following SCI.

The course is designed to provide delegates with the opportunity to learn more about neurogenic bowel dysfunction and how manage it effectively, with the programme including

The different presentations of neurogenic bowel dysfunction and their appropriate management

The importance of stool consistency and factors affecting it

The skills and knowledge to safely undertake Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), Digital Rectal Stimulation (DRS) and Digital Removal of Faeces (DRF)

  • Policies and regulations in place to support practice
  • Following a written evaluation of learning, case study work and a practical session using an anatomical model, delegates can then have their competency to safely undertake these procedures signed off by one of the Nurse Advocates.
  • Places at each session, which are held in Milton Keynes or Liverpool and sponsored by SIA Healthcare, are limited to 6 delegates, with the cost being £160 +vat per place
  • Previously, sessions were restricted to Registered Nurses, but due to the number of enquiries we have had from other sectors we have reserved the November sessions for non-RNs only. Any non-RNs booking onto this training will be required to confirm at the time of booking that they have been delegated the responsibility for the procedures covered in the training by a supervising RN who will continue to supervise them going forward. 

Our SCI Nurse Specialists, Debbie Green and Carol Adcock, have developed and will facilitate this Study Day. Both are RNs with many years' experience at spinal cord injury centres, and they will cover topics such as the importance of good bladder and bowel management, care of the skin and nutrition. We will also have a personal perspective session from one of our Peer Support Volunteers, Joe Carroll, who will talk with his PA about their own experiences.

More information, including the agenda and an online booking form, can be found on our website at The day will run 9am to 4pm (approx)- lunch and refreshments will be included, and the cost to attend for people working with SIA members is £50 +vat per place (£75 +vat for others).NB: This Study Day will not provide competency training on procedures around bladder and bowel management or positioning but is designed to be an overview and introduction to good practice.

For more information contact Karen Mikalsen Education & Training Co-ordinator | Spinal Injuries Association

Tel: 01908 604191 Ext: 221 | (Availability: Mon to Fri 09:00 to 15:00)
Address: SIA House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes MK6 2HH
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