Around 6 million men, women and children are affected by incontinence in the UK .
So this week a video is being launched to highlight issues relating to incontinence and an All Party Parliamentary Group is to hold its first meeting in the House of Lords. The Group backed by MPs and health professionals, aims to encourage better continence care for all age groups, and to remove the stigma associated with incontinence.
Most people will be affected by incontinence at some point in their lives, be it during childhood, middle age or later in life so it is important that we have adequate care for the condition.
Despite the importance of continence care, NHS resources are limited and staff struggle to provide quality services and products against an ever increasing budgetary constraint.
A survey conducted in 2008 by The AHPMA, painted a rather low picture of continence services in the UK. It showed increased workloads and waiting lists for assessment and treatment, and restricted product provision which means many people have to self fund or top up their allowance.
That’s why here at Allanda we aim to provide you with the best incontinence products, care and advice we can to remain one of the good statistics involved in continence care.
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