Continence in older people: a priority for primary care
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Continence in older people: a priority for primary care

Sue Thomas Nursing Policy and Practice Adviser, Royal College of Nursing, London

It is often assumed that incontinence is an inevitability of older age and, therefore, wrongly accepted that nothing can be done about it. Current policy initiatives will ensure that continence is brought sharply into focus for practice nurses, district nurses and health visitors. This includes the recently published national continence guidance (Department of Health 2000) and the National Service Framework for Older People, which is expected this autumn.

Primary Health Care. 10, 8,43-49. doi: 10.7748/phc2000.10.10.8.43.c263