Resources > Specialist Services
B&BF works with a number of different organisations with the aim of improving the services it can offer patients and health professionals, and to offer access to information that may otherwise not be available to them or difficult to find. Please use the link boxes below for more information on our current specialist services.
Continence Clinic Database
Our clinic search facility provides local information on continence services in your area. Whilst not all NHS Trusts or PCTs provide continence services, many do and you can find out where your nearest service is by using our post code search. You can phone and make an appointment with most clinics, however, please bear in mind that some clinics will only take referrals from a health professional.
This facility is currently only available online to registered supporters. If you would like to use this online service please visit our Support Us section where you can register with us as either an individual or health professional supporter.
21CCP was set up in December 2010 with the ultimate aim of designing a catheter system fit for use in the 21st Century. It will collect information about current catheter use to highlight the unresolved needs of those people using them, and provide information and support.
Please consider registering your support now or ask a question about catheter use through their online forum.
21CCP DVD - An Insight on Long-Term Suprapubic Catheterisation of the Bladder
If you think you may have a problem with your bladder, then the Pathway to Success could be just what you're looking for. This free booklet is a step by step guide for both men and women, providing advice on how to find out what may be causing your bladder symptoms, enabling you to take back control of your life and start getting better.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
As the independent regulator of all health and adult social care services in England, CQC registers, monitors and routinely inspects all hospitals, care homes and home care agencies to ensure that they meet national standards of quality and safety
Your feedback plays a vital role in helping CQC Inspectors to decide when and where to inspect services. If you would like to report poor care, visit www.cqc.org.uk and click on ‘Your experience’.
talkhealth is one of the leading online patient health communities in the UK, providing individual websites and forums on a range of conditions. talkhealth works in partnership with NHS Choices to also provide online clinics on a range of different health issues.
talkhealth provides both a platform for people to 'have their say' on current health issues and a place to find in-depth and trusted information on varying chronic ailments and health concerns. talkhealth allows people the opportunity to take control in decisions concerning their health in a positive way.
They have an active community contributing daily to the talkhealth blog and to a range of specialist community health forums including the new talkcontinence forum.
B&BF is working in partnership with talkhealth to promote this new continence forum and is pleased to be able to offer its supporters and visitors to the B&BF website the opportunity to be part of an online continence forum community. Talkcontinence has a general continence discussion board, a bladder problems board and a bowel problems board. There are also Forums on a wide range of other health subjects including prostate problems. Access to and use of the Forums is absolutely free.
The Talkcontinence Forum is not managed, hosted or moderated by B&BF and talkHealth Forums is an independent organisation entirely separate from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation. B&BF neither endorses the content nor contributes to any content on the Forum sites, unless specifically marked as such. B&BF accepts no responsibility for any of the content on the talkhealth Forums.
To visit the new Talkincontinence Forum and join to begin posting or to find out more please go to the Talkhealth website.Last updated: 20/02/2013