School Nursing Bladder and Bowel Service
i. To provide an evidence based service for the management and support of children aged 5-19 who experience nocturnal enuresis based on NICE Guidelines ‘The Management of bedwetting in Children and Young People’.
ii. Treatment and care should take into account patients’ needs and preferences. Children and young people with bedwetting and their parents and/or carers should have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their care and treatment, in partnership with their healthcare professionals.
iii. School nursing bladder and bowel clinics are to be held at least once a week in the designated health clinics and will be staffed by a community staff nurse / School nurse with admin support.
iv. Service development will be led by designated School Nurse Team Leader
Who is the service for?
The service is for all Lambeth and Southwark residents aged 5-19yrs
Criteria for access to service
All referrals to the community bladder and bowel service are triaged weekly and transferred to school nursing bladder and bowel service or Community Paediatricians bladder and bowel service:
-5-19yrs -Mono symptomatic nocturnal primary enuresis -Moderate daytime wetting and constipation -Mono symptomatic secondary enuresis
Complex daytime wetting / constipation / soiling / encopresis and/or non-mono symptomatic nocturnal enuresis.
-Complex secondary enruresis
Accessibility of this service
Clinics are held weekly by school nursing teams across Southwark and Lambeth.
Enuresis alarm distribution clinics are held monthly in Akerman Health Centre- Lambeth and Sunshine House - Southwark
How this is provided: Clinics are run by Community Staff Nurses and School Nurses.
Enuresis alarm distribution clinics are run by child development workers / school nurse support staff.
How can I access this service?
Referrals received via school nurses / GP’s / Other services (see referral forms attached to email) and sent to
How is this service funded?
Is your service part of the Commissioned by the Council – Yes part of core delivery of school nursing
Confidentiality and Impartiality
If this applies directly to your service i.e. if you provide information, advice and support - YES
Southwark bladder and Bowel Team: 020 3049 8559
Lambeth: Gracefield Gardens Team: 020 3049 4820
Akerman Health Centre Team: 020 3049 6358
Mawby Brough Health Centre: 020 3049 5110
Internal training. ERIC management of bedwetting study day. Lambeth / Southwark bladder and bowel forum. Pan-London Enuresis forum.
Drop in service
No bladder and bowel drop-in’s available.