Advancing incontinence care
At least two million people in Britain suffer with incontinence. Yet in some areas it is managed very poorly. Daloni Carlisle describes an initiative in Wirral that tackled the problem head-on
Incontinence is a huge and sometimes a hidden problem affecting at least two million people in Britain. While some health authorities see it as sufficiently costly and distressing for them to fund specialist nurses with a remit for continence promotion, in others nurses have fought single-handed the battle against poor provision for patients and poor education for staff.
Nursing Standard. 3, 28, 40-41. doi: 10.7748/ns.3.28.40.s50