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Bladder and Bowel Service (BaBS)

Who is this service for?

We work to support adults aged 19 years and over in North Somerset with bladder and bowel problems. Anyone who is registered with a GP in North Somerset can access this service.

We also support adults who reside within care homes around North Somerset. We work closely with these care homes to support their residents, and maintain staff training around continence care.

What we do

Our team of specialist nurses are trained and experienced in assessing and treating bladder and bowel problems. The service works to promote healthy bladder and bowel function.

Where we are unable to improve bladder or bowel issues, we will support you in managing the symptoms in a way that’s best for you.We promote dignity, independence and quality of life. We work very closely with the community nursing teams, GPs and other professionals providing expertise, training and support.

How incontinence is treated

  • Lifestyle and dietary changes
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Bladder re-training
  • Exercise programmes to strengthen the muscles that control the bowel
  • Medication
  • Appliances/equipment

We host clinics around different venues around North Somerset, often sharing space within a GP surgery.

How do I access this service?

To access this service you should be referred by a healthcare professional.

If you are housebound, please contact your community nursing team in the first instance. They will be able to offer an initial assessment and treatment, with advice from the Bladder and Bowel Service if required.

If you are a resident of a care home in North Somerset (including residential or nursing homes), you can be referred by your care home staff.

Who to contact

01275 885 185
Sirona website

Where to go

Bladder and Bowel Service
Tickenham Road
BS21 6FW

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Other details


NHS service


Referral required
Referral Details

Adults should be referred by a healthcare professional for example, a GP, health visitor or nurse. 

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