The Continence Service provides advice, assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people with bladder and bowel dysfunction. The service has a multi professional team of skilled clinicians who can provide specialist assessment and treatments to anyone with or looking after someone who has a bladder and/or bowel problem and/or incontinence.

Please note: this service is only available to those living in Preston, Chorley or South Ribble.

The service aims to enable people to become continent where achievable and where intractable access to or advice on appropriate products and specialist referral where required.

The service offers both clinic and home visits (this will be discussed at the time of referral but home visits are generally for housebound people).

We provide education and training to patients and carers as part of their assessment. Training is also provided where appropriate to care homes, charitable organisations, and the voluntary sector on request.

Central Lancashire 

How to access the service 

Health and social care professionals will be requested to refer using the service referral form. 

Patient self-referrals are accepted, but referrals are not accepted on someone else’s behalf. 

Referrals can be made to the service by telephone, email or fax.

Download the continence referral form for people living in their own home.
Download the continence referral form for people living in care homes.  

Where the service is provided 

The service runs from a number of clinic bases across the Central Lancashire geographical area. 

  • Brookfield (Preston)
  • Heathport
  • Ribbleton Clinic
  • Buckshaw Village (Leyland)
  • Penwortham

Home visits may also be available for the less mobile or where it has been assessed as more appropriate.