The East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group commissions a Paediatric Continence Products Assessment Service for children and young people. The health care provider contracted to deliver this service from 1st July 2015 is City Health Care Partnerships CIC.
Children and young people may need continence products for a variety of reasons including disability, long term conditions or shorter periods of time due to particular health needs.
All children who require continence products need an initial assessment to determine their needs and which product and size is most suitable to meet them. They will then require review assessments as they grow and their needs change.
The service aims to work in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that they receive continence products which meet their needs to enable them to manage their condition as discreetly and effectively as possible and to engage in life socially, emotionally and physically as fully as possible.
Following assessment if there is a need for further advice, support and treatment around continence issues our Health & Development Practitioners will work with families, health visitors and school nurses. In some instances this may reduce the need for continence products in the future.