The Bladder & Bowel UK

North West 2024

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The Bladder & Bowel UK Symposium provides healthcare professionals with an opportunity to gain practical and expert advice from national speakers who are experts in their field.

The event includes inspirational lectures, multi-disciplinary discussions and case studies to influence best practices, together with an extensive exhibition including company representatives and charitable services.

With thanks to our sponsors

Speaker & topic highlights*


Introduction to Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Veronica Haggar –  Specialist Nurse, Bladder and Bowel UK and Flexible Staffing North West Anglia Foundation Trust

Spinal cord injuries and neurogenic bowel management

Carol Adcock – SCI Specialist Nurse Lead for the North, Spinal Injuries Association

Male pelvic floor health

Julia Herbert – Consultant Physiotherapist, Ellesmere Physiotherapy 

Male Urology Health 

Sarah Hillery – Lead Nurse, Urology & Advanced Nurse Practitioner / President of The British Association of Urological Nurses

A multidisciplinary approach to transition

Davina Richardson, Specialist Children’s Nurse, Bladder & Bowel UK

Sustainability for continence care is everyone’s business

Jo Frame, Registered Midwife, Clinical Fellow, Nursing and Midwifery Sustainability Team, Chief Nurses Office


Bladder dysfunction the role of the surgeon

Fiona McAndrew – Paediatric Urologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Developing a paediatric pathway and documentation for rectal irrigation

Michelle Newton – Children’s Bladder and Bowel Specialist Nurse, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Davina Richardson – Children’s Specialist Nurse RGN/RSCN, Bladder & Bowel UK,  

Sustainability and continence care in paediatrics

Jo Frame – Clinical Fellow, Chief Nurses Office, NHS England

Nurse Education – paediatric bladder and bowel care

Alison Bardsley – Assistant Director pre and post registration training Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation

Management of painful bladder symptoms in children

Claire Ferguson – Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Hospital.

Developing a transition pathway from paediatric to adult continence services

Emma Innes – Lead Nurse Specialist for Children’s Continence Service. Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS FT

Toilet training: developing new guidance

June Rogers – Independent practitioner, Specialist Children’s Nurse (retired)

The challenges of catheterisation in schools

Samantha Tapscott-Roberts – Children & Young People Specialist Nurse, Bladder & Bowel UK

* On rare occasions due to unforeseeable circumstances some topics are subject to change

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Who can attend?

The Symposium is aimed at a wide range of healthcare professionals including specialist, urology, general, children’s and school nurses, allied healthcare professionals and those who work in residential and care homes. 

How this Symposium is delivered

There will be concurrent educational streams providing delegates with the opportunity to access a broad adult and paediatric programme.

A light lunch is provided with intervals to explore an extensive exhibition including company representatives and charitable services.

Attending the symposium will contribute to NMC revalidation and CPD for other healthcare professionals. An official certificate of attendance is provided.

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