World Continence Week

World Continence Week (WCW) is a health campaign run by the International Continence Society (ICS) every year to raise awareness of incontinence related issues.

This year it takes place from the 19 - 25 June and during the week The Urology Foundation highlights the impact urinary incontinence can have on our life and encourages those living with it to seek help so they no longer have to suffer in silence.

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WCW Downloads

We have produce some quick, easy to read guides to help explain and manage urinary incontinence that you can download.

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Need to Pee card

WCW2017 sees the launch of The Urology Foundation's Need to Pee card. The wallet-sized card is designed to help those living with urinary incontinence to gain quick access to a toilet when the urge comes. The card can help explain the circumstance and quickly avoid any embarrassing situation. If you suffer from incontinence or other bladder conditions our Need to Pee card could give you the confidence to enjoy life, knowing that when you need to you can access the closest toilet when out and about. 

Need to Pee card

For your card today we ask for nominal donation of £2 to cover the cost of postage and package. You can do this through our donate page and in the 'I am donating because' section let us know that you would like a Need to Pee card.

If you are a medical professional and would like to offer the Need to Pee card to your patients please email the team or call us on 020 7713 9538.

Please note, that while we hope the card will allow quick access to a toilet it will be at the discretion of the establishment. 

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Incontinence and The Urology Foundation

Through our research and professional training and education programmes we are committed to improving the lives of those affected by a urological condition, such as urinary incontinence. One such research project has been undertaken by urologist Chris Hilary, you can read his report from 2015 here.

Donate £25 today to fund 1 hour of research into incontinence and other urological conditions.

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Online Clinic on Bladder Issues

Throughout June (1-30), 2017, talkhealth will be facilitating a month long Online Clinic on bladder issues. This clinic, sponsored by Always Discreet from P&G, will provide those living with bladder related conditions access to leading experts and related support groups & charities. The online clinics are always free and provide access to personal support from the comfort of home. thp logo sml

The Urology Foundation is one of the charities supporting the Online Clinic on bladder issues and one of our trustees, Consultant Urological Surgeon Ben Challacombe, is one of the experts taking part in the clinic. To ask your question in the Online Clinic or read the discussion please click on the talkhealth button to take you to the page.

During World Continence Week there will be a live Twitter chat on Wednesday 21 June where experts will be available from 12pm to 1pm to answer questions. Join the conversation over on the Twitter feed @talkhealth using #talkbladder


Catch-up on our WCW 2017 news

TUF launches World Continence Week campaign for 2017

Think Piece: Understanding awareness and attitudes to continence

Watch Consultant Urologist Mr Roland Morley answers questions on urinary incontinence

Day in the life of a continence nurse 


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