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Health visitors support families with young children aged 0-5 years by listening to any worries or questions a family may have.
Health visitors provide advice and support including:
Find your local health visitor, by calling the team on tel: 0300 421 8225. Parents can contact the health visitor directly.
To find out more information go to the Resource link below for Care Services website for Health Visitors.
The team of school nurses provide a public health nursing service for school aged children and young people. School Nurses provide advice and support around continence including:
School nurses who have had additional training also run Continence Clinics and are competent in providing advice and information on nocturnal enuresis, constipation and toilet training problems for children who have ongoing issues following the Universal support.
School Nurse Contact Details
Please complete and return this referral form.
Parents/carers can contact the School Nursing teams directly.
|Cheltenham||Springbank Community Resource Centre||01242 581009||CheltLocal.SNT@glos-care.nhs.uk|
|Cotswolds||Cirencester Hospital||0300 421 8906||Cots.SNT@glos-care.nhs.uk|
|Forest of Dean||Dilke Memorial Hospital||0300 421 8661/8662||FODLocality.SNT@glos-care.nhs.uk|
|Gloucester||Finlay Hub||0300 421 1795||GlosSchoolNurseLocalityTeam@glos-care.nhs.uk|
|Stroud||Stroud Maternity Hospital||0300 421 8959||StroudLocality.SNT@glos-care.nhs.uk|
|Tewkesbury||Tewkesbury Community Care Office||0300 421 6161||TewksLocality.SNT@glos-care.nhs.uk|
Special School Nurses are based at Springbank Community Resource Centre
Telephone: 01242 285 960
The Gloucestershire Specialist Continence Service is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and holds clinics across the county and within special schools. The service works with children and young people, and their families or carers, to promote and achieve continence through proactive toilet training. The service aims to improve the clinical outcomes and quality of life for children and young people and their families through evidence-based treatment that promotes continence, preventing unnecessary long-term reliance on nappies and pads and the possible need for surgery
The Specialist Continence Service offers a wide range of interventions ranging from tips and techniques to motivate your child and develop their skills, to drug treatments and bedwetting alarms as part of a more complex and comprehensive treatment plan. Whatever the approach, it is tailored to the needs and circumstances of your child or young person and your family following a comprehensive assessment of need.
The Specialist Continence Service provides on-going support and products tailored to the needs of children and young people. Appointments are scheduled for a review of progress at least every 6 months.
Referrals - If the child has worked with the Health Visitor or School Nurse for 3 months with no improvement, it may be that further advice/ support is required and the Health Visitor or School Nurse may refer the child onto the Children and Young People’s Specialist Continence Service.
GPs should not refer directly to the Specialist Continence Service in the first instance unless the child has special needs or complex bladder or bowel problems.