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Urinary incontinence: facts for practice nurses

Urinary incontinence: facts for practice nurses


Jane Lucy
RGN NDNCert DiPHEd Nursing Studies (Lond) NP FEATC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Continence Services
Eastbourne and County Healthcare NHS Trust

Urinary incontinence is defined as "loss of urine that is objectively demonstrable and a social or hygienic problem".(1) It is estimated that in an average Primary Care Group/Trust (PCG/T) practice of 102,700 population, 5,600 people will have urinary incontinence.(2)

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