We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
The Bladder and Bowel Service provides a specialist nursing assessment, treatment and management service for those individuals experiencing bladder and bowel incontinence and chronic bladder and bowel conditions from the age of 4 years old.
The service works closely with other community nursing disciplines and nursing and residential care homes in providing assessment and treatment for children and adults. The service works with Urology, Urogynaecology, Paediatrics, Colorectal Services and other health care professionals. The Bladder and Bowel Service is provided for the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen who are registered with a local GP Practitioner.
The Bladder and Bowel Service comprises of skilled, professional clinical staff specialising in bladder and bowel conditions and are supported by a dedicated administration team.
Our clinical staff will:
We provide a full assessment and tailor care to specific needs. We will always discuss care with each patient to make sure that their individual needs are met.
The Bladder and Bowel Service is provided for the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen who are registered with a local GP Practitioner.
The service accepts referrals from health care professionals only, for example Consultant, GP, School Nurse. Referrals are electronic on the service referral form which can be e-mailed to:
All appointments are held at:
The Bladder and Bowel Service
Accrington Victoria Community Hospital
1st Floor (above Outpatients Department)
Jay Barker - Clinical Team Leader
The Bladder and Bowel Service has both an adult and paediatric team along with a dedicated administration team.
For any general enquiries or advice about our service please contact us via:
Telephone: 01254 735002
Telephone lines are open 9am till 4pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.
Clinics run from 9am till 5pm and are scheduled Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.
What to expect:
What happens at the appointment?
What happens after the appointment?
What to do if symptoms change?
Constipation Paediatric booklet
Bed wetting Paediatric booklet
Where to purchase equipment
Useful websites for parents and carers of childen using the Bladder and Bowel service
NICE guidance: Used for healthcare professionals and people with urinary incontinence and neurological disease and their family and carers
Bladderandbowel.org: Useful site for multiple conditions
Bladder & Bowel UK