Bladder and Bowel Continence Care APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To break the taboo by raising awareness of bladder and bowel continence for adults and children and to promote cost effective funding for assessment, treatment and appropriate product provision.

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Recent Documents related to Bladder and Bowel Continence Care

1. CE/2227/2018
23/02/2019 - Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
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Found: acce pt ed [the claimant] lost control of hi s bladder at l e ast on c e a month to the extent that

04/09/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes that bladder and bowel problems affect more than 900,000 children and young people

17/07/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: the UK aged between five and 19 suffer from bowel and bladder problems such as bedwetting, constipation

21/05/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: particularly difficult for individuals who struggle with continence issues, inhibiting them from leaving the home

5. CSE/66/2018
04/07/2018 - Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
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Found: conscious leading to extensive evacuation of the bowel and/or bladder, despite the wearing and use of aids or

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Bladder and Bowel Continence Care

1. Incontinence
05/09/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: experience a problem with bladder dysfunction. A further 6.5 million will have bowel dysfunction.It - Speech Link
2: the NHS.An analysis of calls to the Bladder and Bowel Foundation’s helpline in 2015 suggested that - Speech Link
3: colitis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases need more help and support to deal with - Speech Link
4: Childhood Continence—which has campaigned for many years for better availability of continence pads. These - Speech Link
5: certainly a need to educate and to build awareness of continence problems in schools. This relates to the little - Speech Link

2. Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
28/10/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: to seek his expert help with complex, chronic bladder conditions that have made their lives a misery - Speech Link
2: work she, alongside the Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation, or COB, does in campaigning on behalf - Speech Link

3. Surgical Mesh Implants
18/10/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: plastic mesh into the vagina to support the bladder, womb or bowel. It can also be used to treat rectal prolapses - Speech Link
2: that the surgery would be a quick fix for their bladder problems, that they would be able to continue to - Speech Link
3: from the heart of her vital organs, near her bowel and bladder, which he could not actually see by visual - Speech Link
4: guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence do not provide any information on mesh-removal - Speech Link
5: debate. Does she agree that the Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015 —legislation passed - Speech Link
6: of a constituent whose mesh eroded through her bladder and vagina. The mesh had been inserted in 2008 - Speech Link
7: crying out in agonising pain… Constant urine and bladder infections… Inability to carry out my duties associated - Speech Link
8: that put on her family, with her children left to care for her and her husband unable to work overtime - Speech Link

4. Changing and Toilet Facilities in Public Buildings
24/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: have a problem controlling their bladder and 6.5 million have bowel issues. According to NHS England - Speech Link

5. Surgical Mesh
19/04/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: sling, using individuals’ own tissue to raise the bladder to deal with incontinence.One understands - Speech Link
2: described as mesh, sling, tape or ways to uplift the bladder obfuscates what we are really talking about and - Speech Link
3: that lessons are learned wherever possible, so that care can improve to ensure that each woman gets the treatment - Speech Link
4: that some recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines might have been rushed through - Speech Link
5: more in.”She suffers from truly terrible bowel problems, some no doubt caused by the side effects - Speech Link
6: particularly now that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued guidance that favours an effective - Speech Link
7: supported, and benefit from the highest-quality care and intervention that can be provided at this stage - Speech Link

6. Duodopa
31/01/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: pain, depression, dementia, hallucinations and continence problems. The severity of symptoms can fluctuate - Speech Link
2: means there will be increased costs from social care and other things on which the person with Parkinson’s - Speech Link
3: patient to a specialist centre for neurological care and an evaluation. A set of processes are carried - Speech Link
4: and calling it out for everything I could when bowel cancer drugs were not available. That was driven - Speech Link

7. Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill
18/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: municipal confidence. They were constructed with care and beauty by our Victorian ancestors. They should - Speech Link
2: people in the UK are estimated to have some kind of bladder dysfunction. Women are more prone to this than - Speech Link
3: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Bladder and Bowel Continence Care, I cannot overstate the importance - Speech Link
4: down a third of the network. I believe that local care and resilience are vital in very local services - Speech Link

8. Stoma Care
25/01/2012 - Westminster Hall

1: sponsored nurses and off-script tendering in stoma care, but I do not know where to start, so thank goodness - Speech Link
2: people in this country are diagnosed with bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer - Speech Link

9. Toilet Facilities: People with Disabilities
17/01/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: relating to the bladder and bowel. Many people living with Parkinson’s have an overactive bladder and need to - Speech Link

10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
31/01/2012 - Westminster Hall

1: this debate, I knew very little about inflammatory bowel disease. I knew the bare facts, but I did not know - Speech Link
2: has twice had operations to remove part of her bowel. On both occasions, she nearly died. I have seen - Speech Link
3: making. I have had a colostomy, having suffered from bowel cancer. As an individual, I made a huge point of - Speech Link
4: living with a chronic condition such as inflammatory bowel disease was too much to cope with. He was unable - Speech Link
5: ulcerative colitis, both known as inflammatory bowel disease. We understand that they are serious conditions - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Bladder and Bowel Continence Care
1. Genito-urinary Medicine: Staff
asked by: Rosie Cooper
... what funding his Department makes available for the training of staff to provide bladder and bowel continence care.

2. Genito-urinary Medicine: Staff
asked by: Rosie Cooper
... (b) urology and (c) stoma care is allocated through the NHS.

3. Genito-urinary Medicine: Staff
asked by: Rosie Cooper
... what steps his Department is taking to recruit increased numbers of specialist staff to provide (a) bladder and bowel continence and (b) stoma care.

4. Incontinence: Health Services
asked by: Rosie Cooper
... whether his Department plans to incorporate the recommendations from the Excellence in Continence Care Guidelines into the work of the National Bladder and Bowel Health Project.

5. Incontinence: Health Services
asked by: Rosie Cooper
... how the National Bladder and Bowel Health Project plans to use the Excellence in Continence Care Guidelines to inform the development of clinical standards and pathways.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Ruth Jones Portrait
Ruth Jones
Labour - Newport West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Rosie Cooper MP, Suite 108, Malthouse Business Centre, 48 Southport Road, Ormskirk, L39 1QR. Tel: 01695 570094.


Public Enquiry Point:

Mrs Tracy Stewart, Absorbent Hygiene Products Manufacturers Association, Suite A, Ash House, Tanshire Park, Shackleford Road, Surrey GU8 6LB. Tel: 07811 280 544



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14 Jan 2020
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Secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021

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