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New Consensus Document

Guidance for the provision of containment products for adult incontinence

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Welcome to Bladder and Bowel UK

Bladder problems are not uncommon and can affect adults of all ages

Up to six million people in the UK are thought to experience urinary incontinence. There are several types of urinary incontinence,  the most common types can include stress, urge, mixed, overflow and functional incontinence.

Adults can also experience other problems such as bedwetting and constipation.

It is common that individuals self manage, maybe never seeking  professional advice that is available to them, sometimes assuming nothing can be done to help. It is important to know that a lot can be done to cure, treat or manage bladder and bowel problems, which are often difficult to talk about. It is not an inevitable consequence of ageing and there is a much wider choice of treatments, products and management options available to people. Many people do not discuss bladder and bowel problems because they are embarrassed.



Advice, information and resources for adults with bladder and bowel problems


Children & Young Adults

Advice, information and resources for children and young people with bladder and bowel problems



Specialist training and educational courses, events and resources




Opportunities for healthcare companies to work in close collaboration with BBUK



A supplier directory including a wide range of suppliers products, national up to date product display, involvement in product research and development

Supplier Directory

Companies and organisations providing equipment, products or services.

Free National Confidential Helpline

Carolyn HelplineThe Bladder and Bowel UK is a National Confidential helpline managed by a team of Specialist Nurses and Continence Product Information staff, who can be contacted for advice on specialist services, product information and general advice on continence promotion on  (0161 607 8219) or via email

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