UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Continence problems

Urinary incontinence Medline NLM definition: the involuntary discharge of urine as a result of anatomic displacement which exerts an opening pull on the bladder orifice

Fecal incontinence Medline NLM definition: Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.

Urinary incontinence: information from Patient UK website

Urinary incontinence: information from the NHS website

Faecal incontinence: information from Patient UK website

Bowel incontinence: information from the NHS website

PubMed Medline search on urinary incontinence

PubMed Medline search on fecal incontinence

Support Groups

Bladder and Bowel Community
The Bladder and Bowel Community is a non-profit making, advocacy charity providing help, information and support for all types of bladder and bowel related problems, for patients, carers and healthcare professionals.

The Enuresis Resource and Information Centre (ERIC) is the first organisation in the UK and internationally to provide support and information on nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting and day-time wetting in children and teenagers.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.