A “glaring hole” in training that is failing to ensure nurses are taught bowel and bladder care is putting patients at risk, a group of MPs has warned. In a letter to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Continence Care urged the regulator to consider including such training in pre-registration education, as part of its current review of university standards. The group of MPs said it was a concern that it was not a core competency for nurses, considering that fact that more than 14 million adults in the UK had bladder control problems and 6.5 million have bowel control issues, and 900,000 children and young people have bladder and bowel dysfunction. Read more.
Source: Nursing Times, March 1, 2017