Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston and Shadow Health Minister, has given his support to proposals to reduce unplanned admissions to hospital as a result of urinary incontinence.
At a recent Parliamentary event Justin learnt about the ‘Best Practice Guide on Improving Continence Care’, published by the Unplanned Admissions Consensus Committee.
The NHS spent £434 million in 2013/14 treating 184,000 patients in unplanned admissions associated with a urinary infections, according to a report by the Medical Technology Group. In order to help reduce this cost, and improve care, the Unplanned Admissions Consensus Committee created a Best Practice Guide to provide much needed guidance about simple steps that can be taken to reduce unplanned admissions to hospital as a result of urinary incontinence.
“Improving the quality of continence care around the country has a huge part to play in reducing unnecessary and unplanned admissions to hospital, which puts increasing strain on our services.
“I encourage all those involved in the delivery of continence services to adopt the recommendations within the Best Practice Guide which aims to provide practical steps that can be taken to improve continence services across the country.”
A copy of the ‘Best Practice Guide on Improving Continence Care’ can be found at: http://www.unplannedadmissionscommittee.com/best-practice-guide/