Bladder and bowel community clinics

Helping with continence problems

Clinics

We have clinics daily from Monday to Friday. You will need an appointment before you attend.

Your GP can refer you to our service if they are based in Lambeth or Southwark.

You can also self-refer by calling: 020 3049 4020 from 9am to 5pm, if you live in Lambeth or Southwark.

If you are housebound, you can be assessed by your community (district) nurse. Please discuss with your district nurse, or ask your GP.

For help with children who have continence problems, please contact your GP, health visitor or school nurse.

  • Cancelling or changing your appointment

    Call 020 3049 8810 to cancel or change an appointment.

    Please ring in office opening hours (9am-5pm).

  • Before your appointment

    Please bring with you:

    • a list of your current medications
    • a completed bladder and/or bowel diary and quality of life questionnaire (sent to you with your appointment letter). This is a vital part of your assessment and helps us to plan the most effective treatment for you.
  • What to expect at your appointment

    Your appointment will last around one hour.

    A specialist nurse will ask you questions about your bladder and bowel as well as your general health. We may need to perform a scan of your bladder and examine you. Your permission will always be asked before any examination or scan is done.

    You will then be given a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

  • After your appointment

    We will write to your GP (and any other health professionals who are caring for you, if they need to know) and make referrals to other specialist services as required.

    If you have any concerns, please call 020 3049 8810.

More information

  • NHS website: patient-focused resource with valuable, evidence-based information about most health conditions.
 
 

Contact

Tel: 020 3049 4020

Email: gst-tr.dnreferrals
@nhs.net