Perspective

Clinical Experience

Clinician Video Interviews

Videos of clinicians and patients talking about their personal experiences around incontinence.

Clinician Written Interviews

Clinicians and industry experts discussing research projects surrounding the topic of incontinence.

Clinical Perspective

Clinical Placement Project

This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust through its Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) and aims to improve understanding of incontinence assessment, treatment and management, using an engineering perspective to help identify, interpret and ultimately address the clinical and patient challenges.

Incontinence places a huge burden on healthcare systems and has a major impact on quality of life for thousands of patients of all ages in the UK. It receives little attention within the medical research sector  and current technological interventions are limited in their function and effectiveness.

It will provide a detailed view of incontinence across the patient pathway encompassing patients, healthcare professionals and industry representatives. It centres around visits to shadow clinicians at St James’s Hospital in Leeds to experience first-hand the practices involved.

Reporting via this website, a regular Twitter stream and articles in medical and scientific journals and magazines, the project aims to share its findings and raise the profile of incontinence within the scientific and engineering communities. Its outputs will reach a broad audience, boosting awareness of this critical area of need and encouraging interest in research to address it’s challenges.

More about this project on the Leeds Surgical Technologies blog

@IMPRESSleeds The #kidstoilettalk comic is out now! bit.ly/2iVf2dP - read about the outcome from our #continence worksho… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds New catheter design wins @IMechE award bit.ly/2AxORyu @uroconnursing @BladderBowelUK #continence #bladder
@IMPRESSleeds RT @WendyT_99: @Devices4Dignity @IMPRESSleeds @TITCHinnovate twitter.com/tedtalks/statu…
@IMPRESSleeds Flash presentations @IMechEevents today. Alternative to Foley catheter, UI in kids, visualising SNS, faecal pellet… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @TITCHinnovate: Good luck to @PeteCulmer and @gem_wheeler @IMPRESSleeds @Devices4Dignity presenting the excellent #kidstoilettalk projec…
@IMPRESSleeds Find out more about our new IMPRESSplus funded #continence #research projects - #OveractiveBladder Fingerprint...Pe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @TITCHinnovate: Do u know about @Devices4Dignity @cypmedtech @OfficialNIHR #MIC developments ? Did you know about the @sbrihealthcare…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @Dani_Barrington: "Why we need to talk about incontinence" - latest op-ed by @PeteCulmer and I on @ConversationUK (but equally relevant…
@IMPRESSleeds Speaking about #kidstoilettalk @BladderBowelUK Paediatric Study Day today. So excited! @TITCHinnovate @Devices4Dignity @ColorectalHTC
@IMPRESSleeds #kidstoilettalk Thanks to all attendees - #kids #parents #HCPs. Watch this space for output info! @Devices4Dignity… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds Some great work from our mini delegates at #kidstoilettalk #continence research @Devices4Dignity @TITCHinnovate… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds Cartoonist Chris Redford gets to grips with our #kidstoilettalk mural! #continence @Devices4Dignity @TITCHinnovate pic.twitter.com/tmVTES3AcP
@IMPRESSleeds #parents and #CYPs all getting stuck in at our #kidstoilettalk workshop! @thackraymuseum @titch @Devices4Dignity pic.twitter.com/7C8HVRNOZS
@IMPRESSleeds Just kicking off our #kidstoilettalk workshop. Looking foward to lots of fun! #continence @TITCHinnovate pic.twitter.com/7x7dX368g6
@IMPRESSleeds #teensnapchat #Parents Don't forget our FREE #kidstoilettalk workshop @thackraymuseum 30 Sept… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds #CYP #teens we need you at our #kidstoilettalk FREE workshop @thackraymuseum 30 Sept bit.ly/2sWQ6mKtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds #ICYMI still time to book for our FREE #kidstoilettalk fun day 30 Sept @thackraymuseum bit.ly/2sWQ6mKtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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