Faecal continence service for the management of faecal incontinence in adults
This commissioning guide provides support for the local implementation of NICE clinical guidelines through commissioning, and is a resource to help health professionals in England to commission an effective faecal continence service for the management of faecal incontinence (FI) in adults.
This commissioning guide should be read in conjunction with the following NICE guidance:
This clinical guideline covers clinical and cost effectiveness in detail and underpins the content of this guide. Implementation of the guidance noted above is the responsibility of local commissioners and/or providers. Commissioners and providers are reminded that it is their responsibility to implement this guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to avoid unlawful discrimination and to have regard to promoting equality of opportunity. Nothing in the guidance should be interpreted in a way which would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
Nearly two thirds of people with FI are also expected to have urinary incontinence (known as double incontinence). Commissioners of any faecal continence service should therefore consider commissioning an integrated continence service to meet the needs of their whole population including people with urinary incontinence in line with Good practice in continence services. See also the commissioning guide on Urinary continence service for the conservative management of urinary incontinence in women.
- makes the case for commissioning a faecal continence service
- specifies service requirements
- helps you determine local service levels
- helps you ensure corporate and quality assurance.
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Published April 2008
This page was last updated: 02 March 2012
- Faecal continence service
- Commissioning a faecal continence service for the management of faecal incontinence in adults
- Specifying a faecal continence service for the management of faecal incontinence in adults
- Determining local service levels for a faecal continence service for the management of faecal incontinence in adults
- Assumptions used in estimating a population benchmark
- The commissioning and benchmarking tool
- Ensuring corporate and quality assurance