Excellent presentation. As nursery nurses are not 'nurse' trained she explained the medical terms clearly with explanation. (Linda Harris, Flying Start Nursery Nurse)

This seminar looks at how the bladder and bowel should work and what to do when things go wrong. It includes management of constipation, daytime wetting and general continence promotion.

Course objectives

  • To develop understanding of promotion of healthy bladders and bowels in children
  • To increase knowledge of up-to-date facts on childhood bowel and bladder problems
  • To increase confidence in managing these conditions in the community
  • To provide an understanding of NICE Guidance on Idiopathic Constipation in Children and Young People and the impact that this may have on services
  • To establish areas where further learning and/or experience is needed.

Course tutor

Fiona Boorman, Paediatric Bladder & Bowel Specialist Nurse


09.00–09.15 Registration and refreshments

09.15–09.30 Introduction to the day and information about ERIC

Part 1: Healthy Bowels

09.30–10.00 Session A: Anatomy and physiology, background, definitions and causes of constipation. Questions and discussion

10.00–10.40 Session B: Assessment, diagnosis and NICE Guidelines. Questions and discussion

10.40–10.50 Refreshments

10.50–11.30 Session C: Management - Education, Disimpaction, Maintenance. Questions and discussion

11.30–12.30 Session D: Case study. Questions and discussion

12.30–13.15 Lunch

Part 2: Healthy Bladders

13.15–14.00 Session A: Anatomy and physiology including acquisition of bladder control. Questions and discussion

14.00–14.45 Session B: Why do children wet? Assessment and diagnosis. Questions and discussion

14.45–14.55 Refreshments

14.55–15.30 Session C: Management. Questions and discussion

15.30–16.15 Session D: Case studies.

16.15 Close 

Transport to the venue

By road

M1/M6 Leave M6 at Junction 4 and take M42 southbound. Exit at Junction 5 and travel on the A41 towards Birmingham. Turn right at the third set of traffic lights into Lode Lane. Take the second turning on your right into Boulton Road.

M40 Exit onto M42 Northbound. Exit at Junction 5 and travel on the A41 towards Birmingham. Turn right at the third set of traffic lights into Lode Lane. Take the second turning on your right into Boulton Road.

A45 (Coventry Road) Take the B425 to Solihull Town Centre. Boulton Road is half a mile past the Land Rover works on the left hand side.

M42 Exit at Junction 5 and travel on the A41 towards Birmingham. Turn right at the third set of traffic lights into Lode Lane. Take the second turning on your right into Boulton Road. The Conference Centre is on your right.

The Renewal Conference Centre car park is immediately right on Boulton Road.

By rail

Birmingham International Railway Station is just 3 miles away and can be reached from all major cities. The local train stations are Solihull Station and Olton Station - both a short taxi ride away.


Renewal Conference Centre has extensive free car parking facilities and parking will be reserved for delegates. We can make arrangements for additional parking within walking distance of the Conference Centre if required. There may be local charges for parking that is not on the main site. There are parking bays specifically designated for disabled drivers, at the front of the building.

Payment information

The cost of the course is £155 per person (credit card payments) or £165 per person (cheque and invoice payments). Lunch and refreshments are provided. Fees must be paid or invoiced before the start of the course.

Payment by card

Please book and pay for your place using our online booking system below. If you're booking the course for more than one person, please enter each delegate's details. At the checkout, make sure you enter the address that your card is registered to.

Payment by cheque

If you wish to pay by cheque, the course fee is £165 per person. Please download and complete our booking form and send it with your cheque, payable to 'ERIC', to Jackie Fuidge, ERIC, 36 Old School House, Britannia Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB. 

Payment by invoice

If you need us to send your organisation an invoice, the course fee is £165 per person. You must obtain consent from your finance department prior to your booking and supply us with the necessary purchase order number. Please click on the 'enquiry' button below and enter your details; we'll then book your place on the course and send an invoice to your finance department directly.

Cancellation & transfer policy

If written notification is received 4 weeks before the course, we will issue a refund, minus a £10 administration fee. We regret that no refunds can be made on bookings cancelled less than 4 weeks before the course. A colleague may attend in your place rather than forfeit the full course fee.

ERIC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the unlikely event of cancellation by ERIC, course fees paid will be refunded in full. 

If you need to transfer from one course to another, you can do so up to 4 weeks before the event, providing the course transfer is within the same financial year. We can only transfer you once per booking and if you cancel your booking after transferring, the full course fee is due.

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