Study day Continence Care

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
One day

Page last updated 4 October 2021


Over 14 million adults experience urinary incontinence and 6.5 million have faecal incontinence in the UK. Managing these symptoms well is a fundamental aspect for all healthcare staff. Proactive assessment is key to understanding the nature of the problem, followed by a clear pathway to 'cure' rather than 'containment'.

This study day is aimed at you if you care for patients with bladder and bowel symptoms in any capacity and any setting. 



The study day aims to promote excellent continence care in accordance with national guidelines and empower healthcare practitioners to improve symptoms of incontinence.

The learning objectives are:

  • Understand anatomy and physiology related to urinary and faecal incontinence.
  • Explore current guidance in relation to continence care.
  • Consider the assessment process and how to optimise continence for our patients.
  • Explore current conservative therapies for incontinence.
  • Pharmacological and surgical interventions.
  • Innovations in continence care.
  • Reflect on outcome measurement.
  • Explore current research in continence care.
  • Discuss good practice.

Learning and Teaching

This study day is facilitated by Dr Nikki Cotterill, Associate Professor in Continence Care. Nikki is a registered nurse and has worked in the field of continence research since 2003 at the Bristol Urological Institute, North Bristol NHS Trust. Dr Cotterill is currently conducting projects to explore continence care in the community and older adult inpatient continence care.

The study day faculty includes world-leading expertise in the field of continence care and all have a passion and enthusiasm for improving patient outcomes.


Study facilities

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How to apply

How to apply

Please apply online.

Extra information

Mid-morning refreshments will be provided. Lunch will not be provided but food and beverage facilities are available on-site.

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