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Adult Bladder and Bowel

Adult Bladder & Bowel Service

Talking about bladder and bowel problems is sensitive and can be embarrassing for many.  Our new digital self-referral removes any awkwardness enabling patients to self-refer directly to the service without discussing with GP or other health care professional.  Instead patients can self-refer from their mobile devices using the below QR code.

Bladder and Bowel QR code

Who we are:

The Adult Bladder & Bowel Service is a County wide service available to adults living within the County Durham and Darlington area; based at Bishop Auckland.  Clinics are held in various locations across the County.

What we do:

We offer a discreet and confidential service to both men and women. Patients are initially assessed over the phone and triaged, then usually seen in a clinic environment; however, a home visit can be arranged if appropriate.  Initial appointments take approximately 30 minutes, this includes a review of:

  • Symptom Profile
  • Urinary & Bowel Symptoms
  • Impact on quality of life
  • Lifestyle
  • Medical & Surgical history
  • Medication (in relation to bladder/bowel symptoms)
  • Other investigations depending on symptoms: bladders scan, vaginal examination, rectal examination.

Following initial assessment, treatment options will be discussed with the patient and a plan of care agreed.

We work alongside our medical and surgical colleagues to ensure all our patients receive a high standard of continence care which is based on up to date knowledge and skills.

Where you can find us:

Our team operates clinics throughout County Durham & Darlington and are based at:

Adult Bladder & Bowel Service
Innovation House
26, Longfield Road
South Church Enterprise Park

Bishop Auckland

DL14 6XB


Tel No: 03000 267979 (option 2)

Email: cddft.adultbladderandbowel@nhs.net

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham