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5pm, Wednesday 15th May 2013

PRESS RELEASE

Survey Report Continence Care Services England 2013
NHS cannot afford to be without comprehensive innovative continence care services
Survey shows wide deterioration in provision for services

A survey commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Continence Care has vividly demonstrated a decline in the level of provision for continence care services in England.
This follows a survey undertaken in 2007(1) and from three extensive audits carried out by the Royal College of Physicians in 2005, 2006 and 2010(2). All of which have shown significant increasing deficits in the level of provision for continence care in the NHS.

The survey showed:

• Almost half of services have experienced an increase in patients, but only half of these services report an increase in budget
• Children and young people...

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