Cost-Effective Commissioning for Continence Care

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This report was produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Continence Care in May 2011, and is aimed at being a guidance tool for GP consortia to commission improved continence services.

Key recommendations

An integrated continence service should be clinically-driven, patient-sensitive and treatment focused.  Evidence-based clinical pathways can deliver significant cost savings to the NHS by reducing catheterisations, pressure ulcers, hospitalisation for urinary tract infections, admission to care homes, and product usage.

Who's involved

Organisations

The Royal College of Nursing