Community Bladder and Bowel Service

About us

We provide a community-based services for adults who have bowel and/or bladder problems.

For children and young people, see Children’s Bladder and Bowel Service.

You can access our services via a referral made by a health care or education professional. This can be done by telephone or letter.

We want to promote bladder and bowel health: our specialist nurses undertake a holistic assessment which includes the physical, mental, psychological, social and emotional wellbeing of our patients.

We follow national guidelines and offer evidence-based treatment, and we liaise with other health care professionals and services to offer the right care for each patient.

We have all over Oxfordshire, and wherever possible, we will try and offer you appointments at your nearest clinic. We are occasionally able to offer home visits as well.

We are open Monday to Friday (except bank holidays), 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Our team

Our team is made up of advanced nurse practitioners, specialist nurses, registered nurse, a nursing associate and senior administrators.

We work as team to provide a community-based service for adults.

What we do

We see patients in clinics across Oxfordshire, and we visit housebound patient with complex needs at their home.

What we offer

We offer:

  • assessment and advice
  • urinalysis
  • bladder scanning for post-void residual
  • advice on the prevention of moisture lesions and pressure damage.

Services for adults

We provide the following services for adults:

  • Work with people with bladder, incontinence and constipation issues.
  • Assessment of trans-anal irrigation
  • Support and management of continence products including urinary sheaths, anal plugs and trans-anal irrigation assessment.
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment and exercise tuition
  • Bladder retraining
  • Intermittent self-catheterisation tuition and support
  • Provide teaching, training and support for other healthcare practitioners, including catheter and relevant medication queries

Patient information

Useful information

You need to be referred by a GP or another healthcare practitioner (such as a health visitor) to access our service: healthcare practitioner can patients to us via Healthshare.

All referrals need to include a completed referral form, including, where appropriate, fluid balance charts and output diaries.

Please note that you need to be referred by a GP or other healthcare professional (eg., a health visitor) to access our services, or you can self-refer.

Telephone (answerphone): 01865 904 303


Community Bladder and Bowel Service
Witney Community Hospital
Welch Way
OX28 6JJ.

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Page last reviewed: 17 July, 2024