This free course sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals looks at how the bladder and bowel should work and what to do when things go wrong. It includes management of constipation, daytime and night time wetting and general continence promotion.

Course objectives

  • To develop understanding of healthy bladders and bowels in children
  • To increase knowledge of childhood bowel and bladder problems
  • To increase awareness of assessment techniques and tools
  • To understand current management strategies and interventions, including the relevant NICE guidance
  • To develop confidence in managing these conditions in your setting
  • To increase awareness of resources and services available.

Course tutor

Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse, Cardiff & Vale UHB & ERIC Nurse.


09.00–09.15 Registration and refreshments

09.15–09.30 Introduction to the day 

Part 1: Constipation & soiling

09.30–10.40 Background, definitions and causes of constipation including anatomy and physiology. Assessment, diagnosis and NICE Guidelines

10.40–10.50 Refreshments

10.50–12:00 Part 1 continued
Management - education, disimpaction, maintenance

Part 2: Daytime wetting

12:00–12.30 Anatomy and physiology including acquisition of bladder control.
Why do children wet? Assessment and diagnosis

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14.00 Part 2 continued
Management - healthy bladders, specific treatments

Part 3: Night time wetting

14.00–15.15 Assessment including 3 systems, general and specific treatments, interpretation of NICE Guidelines

15.15–15.30 Refreshments

15:30-16:15 Part 4: Case studies

16:15 Evaluation

16.30 Close 

Transport to the venue


From Taunton Railway Station, leave the station by either exit and turn left. Cross the Road at the lights and keeping walking towards town. Albemarle Road and Albemarle Centre is on the right hand side. Less than 5 minutes.


J25 M5 Take A358 towards town centre. Keep on the same road, past Hankridge Retail Park (on the right), past Mercedes and ASDA (on left), past Audi (on right), across roundabout, past Priory Fields Retail Park (on right), across mini roundabout, past Shell petrol on left, past rear of County Cricket Ground. This on a clear traffic run is a few minutes. At Morrisons (on left) either park here if visit is less than two hours OR at the junction just after Morrisons turn either left of right for main car parks.

A358 (from West Somerset)
From Cross Keys Pub follow the A358 into Taunton. At third mini-roundabout either take Greenway Road (left) to the end and follow signs for Railway Station and main car park OR Staplegrove Road (right). Take Staplegrove Road to the end and turn left at Junction, then next left into Belvedere Road and main car park. To walk from Railway Station follow instructions above. From Belvedere Road, exit car park onto main Station Road, turn left and Albemarle Road and Centre is on the left.

A38 (from Wellington)
As approaching Taunton turn left past cemetery (on the right) onto Silk Mills Road (A3065) and follow to the end. At mini-roundabout turn right and follow instructions above for A358.


There are five car parks all within a few minutes’ walk. Morrisons, Railway Station (two) and Belvedere Road and one at Canal Road (£3.00 for 12 hours).

SAT NAV Postcode for Sat Nav is TA1 1BA.

Booking information

To book your place on this free event, please use our online booking system below. If you are booking several tickets, please enter each attendee's details.

If you wish to cancel your place on the course, please give us at least 7 days notice.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals This course is sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. 

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