This seminar introduces the 'Three Systems' as a means of understanding bedwetting, with a focus on a child-orientated, evidence-based approach to treatment. It includes recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), explores ways of applying this model to clinical practice and troubleshooting potential issues this might raise.


Course objectives 

  • To secure fundamental knowledge of healthy bladder and bowel management
  • To explain the different causes of night time wetting and the importance of assessment in diagnosis
  • To improve knowledge of the treatments available and when to use them
  • To provide an understanding of the relevant NICE guidance
  • To increase confidence in managing these conditions in the community
  • To establish areas where further learning and/or experience is needed

Course tutor

Dr Chinnaiah Yemula - Consultant Paediatrician


09.00-09.15 Registration and refreshments

09.15-09.30 Introduction to the day

  • Information about ERIC

09.30–10.00 Introduction to ERIC's Children's Continence Pathway

  • Assessing children's continence
  • Overview including anatomy & physiology and the relationship between bladders and bowels

10.00-10.30 The importance of bowel management in treating night time wetting

  • The role of constipation
  • Assessment & diagnosis using the Continence Assessment Form
  • Management using the Flowchart for Constipation

10.30-10.45 Refreshments

10.45 - 11.15 The importance of bowel management in treating night time wetting - continued

11.15-12.00 The importance of day time bladder management in treating night time wetting

  • Assessment & diagnosis using the Continence Assessment Form
  • Management using the Flowchart for Daytime Wetting

12.00 - 12.45 Lunch

12. 45 -13.45 Night Time Wetting

  • Definition & prevalence
  • Initial advice
  • The three systems approach
  • The importance of assessment using the Continence Assessment Form
  • Management using the Flowchart for Night time wetting
  • NICE guidelines

13.45–14.15 Treatment options

  • Using alarms
  • Using desmopressin
  • Combination treatment

14.15-14.30 Refreshments

14.30–15.30 Psychoeducation

  • How best to educate children and parents about bedwetting problems
  • How ERIC can help - website, leaflets, pathway

15.30-16.00 Workshop and case studies

16.00 Close

Important information about the venue

Unfortunately this building is an ex-industrial manufacturing works and is therefore inaccessible to wheelchair users. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Transport to the venue

Harland Works is on John Street, near Bramall Lane Football Stadium and round the corner from Go Outdoors. Ozmen’s John Street international supermarket is just across the road. There’s on street metered parking as well as some unmetered places. There is bike parking available in the courtyard for cyclists.

Sheffield train station is a 15 minute walk

Sheffield has several park and ride sites

Payment information

The cost of the course is £175 per person. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Fees must be paid or invoiced before the start of the course.

Payment by card

At the checkout, make sure you enter the address that your card is registered to.

Payment by invoice

If you need us to send your organisation an invoice, the course fee is £175 per person. You must obtain consent from your finance department prior to your booking and supply us with the necessary purchase order number. Please enter all your details including the invoicing address confirmed by your finance department; we'll then book your place on the course and send an invoice to your finance department directly.

Cancellation and transfer policy

If written notification is received 30 days before the course, we will issue a refund. We regret that no refunds can be made on bookings cancelled less than 30 days 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 30 days 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.