- Urinary incontinence – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- What are pelvic floor exercises? – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- NHS: bowel incontinence information and video
- Pelvic organ prolapse – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Bladder and Bowel UK
Promoting continence and product awareness.
Bladder & Bowel UK works to improve life for people with bladder and bowel problems by offering impartial product information, practical solutions and facilitating service development.
Bladder & Bowel UK produces a wealth of literature for both professional and members of the public. Training, both in-house and bespoke is available on a wide range of continence subjects including paediatric continence promotion, functional aspects of continence care, product solutions, etc
Bladder & Bowel UK Helpline is available Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm on 0161 214 4591.
Click on the link for more information https://www.bbuk.org.uk/
The International Urogyneacological Association (IUGA)
The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) is dedicated to the global advancement of urogynecological knowledge and patient care through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor.
Click on the link to access self-help resources Leaflets – Your Pelvic Floor
Helping thousands regain confidence in their pelvic floor
Squeezy is the multi-award winning app supporting people with their pelvic floor muscle exercise programmes.
Designed by chartered physiotherapists specialising in women’s and men’s pelvic health.
Recommended by the NHS Apps Library.
Available for £2.99 on iPhone and Android.
Prostate cancer UK
This website gives information on urinary problems after treatment for prostate cancer and self help measures to help manage them.
Click on the link for more info: Managing Side Effects (prostatecanceruk.org)
The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
Click on the link here for information about urology for patients, for their families and for members of the public from the British Association of Urological Surgeons
Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP)
The POGP is a UK based Professional Network affiliated to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. There is a fantastic patient section covering pelvic health for men women and children.
Visit POGP (thepogp.co.uk) for more information.
This website has lots of useful information around anal incontinence, men’s health, menopause and prolapse which can all affect continence.
Click on the link for more info Pelvicroar
Multiple Sclerosis and Bladder and Bowel problems
Bladder and bowel problems are common in MS, but there is usually something that can be done to help. Find out about the different types of bladder problems in MS and ways to manage them. Click on the link to access information Multiple Sclerosis Society UK (mssociety.org.uk) Multiple Sclerosis Society UK (mssociety.org.uk)
Nocturia (getting up at night to pass urine)
If you are waking multiple times at night to urinate you could be suffering with Nocturia. This may not be part of getting older but a medical condition that can be treated. Click on the link for more information Home Home – Nocturia UK
Continence product advisor
The Continence Product Advisor website (www.continenceproductadvisor.org) is designed to give users, carers and healthcare professionals detailed, essential information about products for bladder, bowel, and toileting problems. Derived from the International Consultation on Incontinence systematic reviews by academic and clinical continence experts from around the world and expert users, the Continence Product Advisor provides information which is:
- Evidence-based – including the product advisor, shown to improve confidence in product selection
- Independent – without industry sponsorship or brand promotion
- Comprehensive – a one-stop information resource covering all key product designs
- Not for profit and freely available – with downloadable resources
Facts: The Continence Product Advisor is the only evidence-based continence product resource on www.nhs.uk and has had around 1 million visits from people worldwide since its launch.
Click on the link here for more information www.continenceproductadvisor.org
Age UK have lots of information regarding continence management and self-help measures
Click on the link for more information Urinary and bowel incontinence help and advice | Age UK
MASIC exists to support women, challenge stigma and drive change.
We are advocates for women and aim to change the lives of those injured during childbirth.
The MASIC Foundation is the only multi-disciplinary UK charity to support women who have suffered severe injuries during childbirth known as OASI (Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries).
The charity is run by injured women and healthcare professionals who are committed to better detection and prevention of injury during childbirth.
Click here for more information: Home – Aiming to change the lives of women injured during childbirth. (masic.org.uk)
The free CONfidence app provides practical help at your fingertips. It brings together trusted and reliable information, informed by national experts providing specialist bladder and bowel care.
Download the CONfidence app and explore the information to help you take control:
Or search for “confidence expert” in your app store.
Toilet finder app
There is also an app you can download for when you are out and about to find the toilet to reduce worry if you need the toilet when out and about. Here is the link