Continence Specialist Nurse Service

The Continence Specialist Nurse service is part of the wider community nursing service in Guildford and Waverley, working with patients, carers, GPs, practice nurses, other specialist nurses and consultants to improve the quality of life for people with continence problems.

The service aims to optimise health and wellbeing for individuals through specialist advice, support and treatment.

Service details

The Continence Nurse Specialist Service includes:

  • Assessment and care planning to develop and agree individual goals.
  • Post hospital discharge review and assessment.
  • Optimisation and review of medication and advice.
  • Support, management and advice regarding deterioration in condition
  • Education and advice to support people with treatment and self-management strategies at home.
  • Continence assessments in conjunction with the district nursing team and nursing homes.

Who is eligible for the service?

The service is available for adults aged over 18 who are registered with a Guildford & Waverley GP.

How to access the service?

Your appointment will be following a referral from your GP, hospital specialist consultant or other health and social care professional.

Following your initial assessment by either a telephone consultation, at home or in a local community clinic, you and your carer are able to contact the continence nurse specialist or district nurse directly. Appointments are held...

  • At home.
  • Telephone consultation.
  • At a local community clinic.

Contact us

The service operates Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays.

However if you would like to speak to a generalist nurse at the weekends or out of hours, please call our Community Co-ordination Centre on 01483 362 020.

How can I tell you what I think of the Continence Nurse Specialist Service?

We very much value feedback from all of our patients and may ask you to complete a satisfaction questionnaire after your appointment.