Continence and stoma
This page will bring together all the PrescQIPP continence and stoma resources as well as showcase good practice examples of projects focusing continence and stoma. Each set of resources contains tools that can be adapted for local use before implementation.
Continence and stoma is an area of care that affects a large number of service users, and also provides a significant cost pressure to the National Health Service due to high levels of inappropriate prescribing and waste, with often patchy monitoring and review processes.
Ensuring that patients are prescribed appropriate appliances and accessories can greatly improve their quality of life. Increasing accessibility to expert clinical support and advice reduces dangerous and costly complications, for example catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and pressure ulcers. Hospital admissions can be reduced as can care home admissions precipitated by incontinence or stoma issues.
This webkit supersedes the previously published PrescQIPP continence and stoma toolkit. We intend to build up the resources with lots of shared good practice of what members are doing locally in their areas. If you would like to submit a resource to be shared on this webkit- please visit Innovation and best practice for more information.