Children and Young Peoples Continence & Enuresis Service


Enuresis is for daytime wetting from the age of 5 years and night time wetting from the age of 7 years.

Children’s Continence Service is from age 4 years, in which we will endeavour to support you and your child with toileting to enable them to be dry and clean as best as they can achieve.

We provide specialist advice, care, treatment and support for children and young people aged 4-19 with continence issues.

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This service is for Children with continence needs who are registered with a GP in the NHS Mid Essex area.

We offer:

  • Advice on treatment methods available to help gain bladder control.
  • Support for children and their families during the time in our care.
  • A range of treatments including alarms (given on loan following engagement with the service).
  • Training for school staff and other professionals.

    All patients are given a comprehensive, holistic assessment and treatment tailored to the individual needs.

    Reassessment is done either annually or as required.

    Where you can Find Us

    We run nurse-led clinics for children with primary nocturnal enuresis.

    Initial continence assessment are currently being completed via virtual clinics or phone consultations.

    When suitable again, the assessements will be done at home or a place suitable for the child and/or parents/guardian, such as the child’s school. Follow-up appointments are done either at home, nursery, school, clinic or hospital, if necessary.

    Initial assessments and interventions in enuresis are undertaken by the school nurse, who makes appropriate onward referrals as necessary.

    We run 2-3 clinics a week at:

    • Springfield Green
    • St Peters Hospital, Maldon
    • Stapleford House, Chelmsford

    Continence Initial Assessments held at  Stapleford House, St Peter’s and Crouch Vale’

    How to refer to the children’s Continence and Enuresis Service

    You must be referred by a healtcare professional, such as a GP, nurse, health visitor, school nurse or social care.

    Contact the chilren’s continence and Enuresis service

    This service can be accessed through our Care Co-ordination Centre by calling 0300 1310 111, please select option 5 followed by option 1.