REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Bladder & Bowel Services

Checked: 22-08-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 23-08-2019

Bladder & Bowel Service - Bristol

The Bristol Community Health Bladder and Bowel Service (formerly known as the Continence Service) is a nurse-led, specialist service which works to support patients with bladder and bowel problems and promote healthy living. The service is based in Southmead Health Centre.

Patients can either self refer or seek referral from their GP or other health professional

Please see the Bristol Community Health - Bladder and Bowel Service website in order to access further information and referral forms

Continence Specialist Nursing Team - South Gloucestershire

This service is provided by Sirona.

The continence specialist nursing team supports patients with bladder and bowel problems and promotes healthy living.  We offer assessment, support and advice to patients who have continence needs.   We provide a full assessment of the individual’s needs, which will include a physical examination alongside a detailed medical and surgical history.  The nature of the continence problem will be fully discussed and a plan to manage the problem will be agreed – this may include ongoing appointments. We work very closely with community healthcare teams, GPs and other professionals

Referral Guidance - South Gloucestershire

Patients can either self refer or seek referral from their GP or other health professional.  Referrals to be sent to:

Downend Clinic (locality office)

Buckingham Gardens, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5TW

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

01173 302 506

Bladder & Bowel Service - North Somerset

The North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) Bladder and Bowel Service is a nurse-led, specialist service which works to support patients with bladder and bowel problems and promote healthy living. The service is based in Pill.

The service is available to adults and children.

Please see the NSCP Bladder & Bowel Service . Referrals are made via EMIS Managed Referrals

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

GP Care - Service Overview

The NHS Community Urology Service is commissioned by the CCG across BNSSG. In Bristol it is accessible to Inner City and East and North locality practices. It is a consultant led, comprehensive diagnostic and assessment service with any necessary tests, including cystoscopy, being carried out in one appointment.  If necessary, onward referrals to secondary care can then be made for surgical follow-up or complex imaging such as X-rays, MRI or CT scans.

GP Care accept referrals for a wide range of common urological conditions (such as visible haematuria, non-visible haematuria, LUTS, recurrent UTIs, raised PSA and testes pain) including direct access scans, however, we are unable to accept referrals from the following list:

  • Patients aged under 18 years old

  • Kidney Stones

  • Andrology

  • House bound patients or patients unable to transfer independently as hoisting equipment is not available within GP practice locations.

Referral Guidance - GP Care

Referrals to the service are simple and can be made directly via: