Catheters & Accessories

A Catheter is a thin tube which is used to drain urine from the bladder. Catheters are used as a management aid by people who cannot empty their bladder properly.

There are three main types of catheters intermittent catheters, indwelling catheters and suprapubic catheters. B&BF has information sheets on the different types available, explaining what they are and how and when they may be used. Please visit our Resources Section for these and other information sheets that you may find helpful.

Below is a list of companies that support B&BF’s work and who supply catheter products, devices and accessories. Catheters are only available on prescription, however there are some accessories that can be purchased direct so please take the time to look through the list. In all cases it is advisable to discuss product options with your health professional who will be able to recommend which products may be suitable for your particular symptoms or condition.  If you have not yet sought medical advice we would recommend that you do so before you make any direct purchase.

If you would like more information on a particular product mentioned here, please visit the supplier’s website or contact them using the links provided.  Advice on product or treatment choice is also available by calling our helpline on 0845 345 0165.

B&BF aims to provide up-to-date and accurate product information. No liability is accepted for any errors in the information presented. B&BF endorses neither the companies nor the products listed here.