Post it note saying We Need You over Keyboard and poo characterThe Paediatric and Transition Workstream of the NHS England-led National Bladder and Bowel Health Project is now well underway.

We are very excited to be working in collaboration with the NHS Children & Young People Transformation Board for the South West and the NHS LeDeR Morbidity Review Team.

Who do we need to join this project? 

We are now recruiting to the sub-groups and are particularly keen to hear from midwives, health visitors, bladder & bowel educator’s, school nurses, disability nurses, specialist continence nurses, GP’s, nurse prescribers, paediatricians, local authority/public health commissioners, NHS children’s commissioners. Or indeed anyone with an interest and knowledge of providing services, support and education.

Our vision is for:

  • Healthcare Professionals to have a better understanding of constipation in CYP and know how to manage it better.

  • Parents and carers to have a better understanding of constipation in their children.

  • Adolescents to have a way of discussing their bowel issues in a safe, confidential and sensitive environment.

Together we can make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with constipation, including those with learning disabilities and autism.

The Paediatric & Transition Workstream has set up three task/finish sub-groups each with a specific remit to work towards and agree a consistent approach to developing a pathway for constipation from pre-birth to adult services:

  1. Birth to 4 years

  2. GP engagement

  3. Unplanned hospital admissions

If you'd like to be involved and get more information please contact:

Juliette Rayner, CEO, ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity
Chair, Paediatric & Transition Workstream

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