Online clinic on bladder issues 2017


From 1 - 30 June 2017 talkhealth teamed up with Always Discreet from P&G, Bladder & Bowel UK, ERIC, Spinal Injuries Association and The Urology Foundation to present an Online Clinic on Bladder Issues.

Go to this Online Clinic

The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions on issues, symptoms and treatments surrounding bedwetting, cystitis & UTI's, urinary incontinence (urge and stress), overactive bladder syndrome, bladder cancer, bladder stones and catheters and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

The clinic ran along side World Continence Week (19-26 June 2017)

Looking for that little bit of extra support with your condition? Our patient support programmes have been developed to help increase your confidence in managing your condition. To find out more about how you can benefit from our continence PSP, register your interest today.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here

Medical Experts

Mr Jonathan Broome

Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon - MB ChB, MRCOG

Mr Benjamin J Challacombe

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer with a special interest in robotic surgery and minimally invasive prostate cancer treatments - BSc. MS FRCS (Urol)

Karen Irwin

Bladder & Bowel UK Continence Nurse Advisor

Julie Jenks

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mr Sachin Malde

Consultant Urological Surgeon - BSc(Hons) MBBS MSc(Urol), FRCS(Urol)

Dr Claire Mansfield

Chartered Counselling Psychologist - CPsychol, PsychD, MA, BSc

Dr Jon Rees

GP, Backwell & Nailsea Medical Group with specialist interest in Men’s Health and Urology

Supporting Partners

Always Discreet from P&G

For more than 30 years, Always has been helping women with their menstruation needs. Now ALWAYS DISCREET for Sensitive Bladder offer a brand new line of Incontinence products to support women with sensitive bladders. Affecting 1 in every 3 women at some point in their lives, incontinence is not uncommon. We understand that for women with sensitive bladders these conditions are awkward and not easy to manage in everyday life, but we believe it should not deny anyone from doing things they love. This is why we developed new ALWAYS DISCREET for Sensitive Bladder, a range of products designed for female incontinence. ALWAYS DISCREET for Sensitive Bladder are made with a new generation of ultra-thin materials, that will keep women with sensitive bladders protected while remaining discreet.

Why is period protection not suitable for bladder leaks?
Some women who are experiencing bladder leaks are unaware that they're using the wrong product to manage their incontinence. We want to help change that.

So, what's the difference?
Simply put, incontinence comes with different types of fluids and odours than menstruation. ALWAYS DISCREET can deal with them in a way that a period pad just can’t!

For more information visit the Always Discreet website

Bladder & Bowel UK (formerly PromoCon)

Bladder & Bowel UK works as an integral part of the charity Disabled Living providing a national service for people with bladder and bowel problems.

We provide impartial advice and clinical information relating to continence issues, products and services by helping people resolve or manage their bladder and bowel problems more effectively, and provide practical solutions to what may appear initially to be irresolvable problems.

The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of life for individuals, who have bladder and/or bowel problems and their families and carers.

Read more about Bladder & Bowel UK (formerly PromoCon)


ERIC is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. ERIC provides support, information and understanding to children and teenagers and enables parents, carers and professionals to help them establish good bowel and bladder health.

Read more about ERIC

Spinal Injuries Association

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people.Being user led, we are well placed to understand the everyday needs of living with spinal cord injury and are here to meet those needs by providing key services to share information and experiences, and to campaign for change ensuring each person can lead a full and active life.We are here to support spinal cord injured people from the moment their spinal cord injury happens, and for the rest of their life.

Read more about Spinal Injuries Association

The Urology Foundation

The Urology Foundation is committed to transforming the lives of people with a urology condition through ground-breaking research, training and education. The money raised is invested directly into research to find better treatments and cures, and in educational training for urology professionals to care for and help people affected by urology conditions.

Read more about The Urology Foundation