Alison Wardley

I’m the team manager for children’s community nursing, including the children’s continence service, at Bedfordshire Community Health Services.

My first nursing placement was on a specialist gastro surgical ward, so bowels were firmly set within the foundations of my career!

I’ve worked in a variety of community children’s nursing roles for 20 years. Whilst undertaking my degree in 2011, I studied the benefit of community nurse-led bowel clinics and have since developed practice in our area. This has led to improved outcomes for children, teenagers and their families. I’m keen to promote early intervention and prevention by educating and supporting those who work with children to be aware of good practice in continence care.

I’ve two teenage daughters, a dog and last but not least my husband, who have all learnt to tolerate toilet discussions as a normal part of family life!