Study Days & Modules

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 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.

  • The information may change. If you have new modules or details of continence related modules that may be helpful to ACA members, please contact Wendy Ness

ACA in conjunction with the University of Ulster

Anyone interested in learning more about the ACA/Ulster module can speak with Jo Booth, module leader at 

  • Learning from experience: Find out more about the ACA/Ulster Module, click here.
  • To download the application form please click here.
  • The module offers you, as continence practitioners, a unique opportunity to demonstrate academically the skills and experience you use every day in practice. There are no module dates as the module runs continuously. Applications are received at any time and the module can commence as soon as the application is processed.
  • It is important to note that the module is essentially a ‘do it yourself’ module with no formal teaching or instruction. Support via e mail is offered but it is the student’s responsibility to initiate this support.
  • The members forum on the ACA website offers those of you who are members of the ACA  a useful way of supporting each other whilst undertaking the module. Remember you can apply for this module at any ACA educational event.

University of Chester

NM6125:Work Related Professional Skills -Urology and Continence
Credit Value and Level 20 credits at Level 6

Urological and continence problems are distressing conditions with a variety of causes that 
can affect adults from any social, economic, racial or ethnic background. 
They cause emotional, physical and financial suffering to the individual, the family and others 
concerned. This module seeks to enable the practitioner to enhance the knowledge and skills required to support this client group.

The aims of the module are to:

  • Enhance the student’s knowledge and critical understanding of urological care and 
    facilitate the application of underpinning theory to different practice settings.
  • Provide practitioners with the advanced skills necessary to participate actively in 
    the management of continence in their area of practice.

Module Outcomes (summary) 
By the end of the module, the student will have an understanding of anatomy and physiology, 

urological investigations, management and treatment options, clinical competencies.

KSF – Core dimensions
This module contributes to the following core dimensions: 

1 Communication                                                
2 Personal and People Development             
3 Health, Safety and Security                           
4 Service Improvement                                      
5 Quality                                                                
6 Equality and Diversity

For an application pack please contact:
Health and Social Care Admissions University of Chester Castle Drive Chester, CH1 1SL 

T: 01244 511000 E:

For further information on the module please contact:

Mike Bellis Senior Lecturer / Module Leader Faculty of Health and Social Care University of Chester
Riverside Campus Castle Drive Chester, CH1 1SL T: 01244 512276 E:

Debra Ollerhead Adult Continence Service Manager Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Nursing – Continence service Fender Way Health Centre Fender Way Wirral CH43 9QS
T: 0151 643 5330 E: 


Enuresis Award 2018

Have you or your team been innovative and made a difference to the care of children or young people with bedwetting?
We would like to encourage you to apply
The aim of the awards is simply to recognise excellence in enuresis care

For more information click here 

Bladder and Bowel UK bowel education day
Tuesday 25th September 2018.

Venue: Redbank House, St Chad's Street, Manchester M8 8QA
For more information about this event please click here 

Bladder and Bowel UK paediatric continence education day
Tuesday 16th October 2018

Venue: Redbank House, St Chad's Street, Manchester M8 8QA. 
For more information about this event please click here 

Bladder and Bowel UK National Continence Symposium
Thursday 6th March 2019

Venue Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6LB.
For more information about this event please click here 

Bladder and Bowel UK are able to offer bespoke training on a wide range of continence issues for professionals who work with adults and/or children. Contact us for more information or visit our website at or contact us on 0161 607 8219 or at for more information or to discuss individual training needs. 




Broadening Horizons: Challenging our Continence Comfort Zone

Date:- Tuesday 9th October 2018 –
Venue:- Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Conference highlights:

• showcase new research
• highlight the impact of continence problems on the everyday lives of children and teenagers
• discuss innovative and practical management approaches
• present resources to support delivery of continence care
• provide opportunities to learn about all stages of the continence journey

Paediatric Continence Care Conference calls for abstracts

Click here for more information on how to submit an abstract 

For information about the study days including fees and how to book, please go to our sub site If you have any queries, phone 0117 301 2102 or email

Take advantage of early bird rates – book before 30th April 2018

Tuesday 13th November 2018 - London
Nocturnal Enuresis

This course introduces the 'Three Systems' model for understanding bedwetting, with a focus on a child-orientated, evidence-based approach to enuresis treatment.
Start: 13th November, 2018 at 9:00am
End: 13th November, 2018 at 4:00pm
Location: Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

Wednesday 5th December – South Wales
Complex Bladders & Bowels

This course Includes an introduction to Clean Intermittent Catheterisation, management of indwelling catheters, Mitrofanoff care and bowel washouts via ACE and rectally. It is aimed at health care professionals who have attended the ERIC Healthy Bladders & Bowels training or who have at least 6 month's experience in the field of paediatric continence.

Start: 5th December, 2018 at 9:00am
End: 5th December, 2018 at 4:30pm
Location: Flexicare Medical (Head Office), Cynon Valley Business Park, Mountain Ash, CF45 4ER

Contact: Jackie Fuidge via Email or or Tel: 0117 301 210

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

Venue: Croydon University Hospital 
Dates for 2018:-  30th August and 1st November 

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







Genito-Urinary Tract Tumors – An Update in the Era of Personalized Therapy
31 May – 1 June 2018
Florence, Italy

43rd Annual Meeting of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)

June 27-30, 2018, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Forthcoming ICS Annual Meeting 2018 
Being held in Philadelphia, USA 28-31 August 2018

For more details click here 


Infection Prevention Show

Monday 1st October 2018,

Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland

The Infection Prevention Society is delighted to announce the introduction of the brand new Infection Prevention Show! This exciting event will provide a platform to showcase the latest innovative technologies and products. The audience will be able to interact with experts and personalities whilst learning of the exciting possibilities offered by these latest innovations.

This day will be relevant to all infection prevention and control healthcare professionals across many industry sectors as well as professionals from catering to hospitality and from pharmacy, dentistry to veterinary services.

The show is free for all to attend and will be open from 10am - 4:30pm on Monday 1st October but will form part of the main conference programme between 10:30am - 1pm. Show delegates will be able to access the exhibition and participate in the live sessions and demonstrations on offer. Please note that attendance does not include access to the main conference sessions.

Highlights of the Show include a session from BBC Broadcaster, NHS Doctor, Private Eye Journalist and comedian, Dr Phil Hammond. During his session 'The Impact of Change', Dr Hammond will consider the effects on the NHS for its staff, patients, and suppliers of rapid change in personal and business environments. Further key highlights of the Show include, a 'Pitch in Five' with companies presenting their technologies with delegates providing their feedback by voting on the conference app. We will also be hosting 'Question Time' on the app and will be asking the audience their opinion on the use of technology within the work place. Dr Jon Otter, Head of Operations at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust along with Dr Phil Hammond will be joining us for 'Frank Conversations' to discuss contemporary issues in a very informal setting.

For more information and to register visit:

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BAUN Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

Date: 26th and 27th November
Bournemouth International Centre

The conference will be of relevance to any healthcare professional working within urology and we recommend booking now to take advantage of the early bird discount which will end on 24th September 2018.

On Monday our conference will open with an inspiring session from Dame Elizabeth Anionwu who we are thrilled can attend. She will present the Eileen O’Hagan lecture and set the scene for our theme of “Inspire and be Inspired”.

Tuesday will again split in to benign and oncology streams and we have listened to your feedback from last year’s conference and included more sessions around the bladder patients. Consultant Urologist and bladder expert Mr Hugh Mostafid will be speaking on research supporting intravesical treatments on the oncology side and will also lead an MDT session later in the day. This will include the patient’s perspective. 

On the benign stream, there will be a session on new and innovative treatments for BPH by Mr Richard Hindley and Catherine Owen from Leeds will be sharing her story on setting up a nurse led shockwave lithotripsy service which promises to inspire us to set it up for ourselves.

For more information please visit

Stoke Mandeville Study Days for 2018 

Care of the Patient with Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction – Theory and Practical

10th September 2018, 27th November 2018
Cost: £95.00 (Lunch included)

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                          

Care of the Patient with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction – Theory and Practical

Dates:11th September 2018, 28th November 2018

Venue: National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8AL, Seminar Room 2
Cost:£95.00 (Lunch included

For more information click here
For program clinic here
For an application form click here 

For more information contact Ania Koszewnik, Medical Education Co-ordinator, National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Bucks  HP21 8A

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is hosting a one-day Continence Care Conference
at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 3rd October 2018

For more information click here

 Spinal Injuries Association

Managing the neurogenic bowel – Skills and competency training

Dates throughout 2018 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. 
Click here for flyer about the course

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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8 – 11 November 2018
Venice, Italy