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 placement project in 2016 was funded by the Wellcome Trust through its Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) and aimed 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.

This work provided 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 findings from this project raised the profile of incontinence within the scientific and engineering communities. Its outputs reached 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 At #UKSB2018 Bioengineer Dr Elena Mancuso @UlsterUni will be showcasing her latest research into honey as a natural… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @AFPAfrica: Thousands of African women suffer from fistula -- a rupture of tissue between vagina and bladder or rectum after labour or r…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @natwm10: #kidstoilettalk @ERIC_UK @IMPRESSleeds bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @ERIC_UK: Just two weeks to go until #WorldBedwettingDay and we're over half way to having enough sign ups for our #thunderclap message…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @WhaleKatie: School focus groups are going really well, so interesting talking to teachers about their experiences of supporting student…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @surgicalMIC: Apply for proof-of-principle funding to explore and identify the innovations that will most likely affect surgical treatme…
@IMPRESSleeds Celebrating IMPRESS funded Pelvic Nerve stimulation research work by Prof Thelma Lovick and team @BristolUni. Featu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds Check out this fully funded PhD opportunity @QUBelfast bit.ly/2JWktBW. Originates from this IMPRESS funded… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @Helen_Meese: CALLING ALL #biomedicaleng #students/early career/PhDs Submission for @imeche #healthcare #technology awards is now open.…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @TUF_tweets: Our goal is to reduce stigma and improve treatment for #incontinence. Join us as we lead the fight. pic.twitter.com/0WXucfo4ip
@IMPRESSleeds RT @UAConsensusCom: Pleased that the Minister for Women's Health raised #incontinence in her speech at @APPG_WH conference. A condition oft…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @PeteCulmer: Spring in Sheffield! Here to talk continence technologies with @Devices4Dignity @BristolRobotLab @IMPRESSleeds https://t.co…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @PeteCulmer: Female urinals... Improvements could help millions. @EPSRC @Devices4Dignity @IMPRESSleeds @OfficialNIHR @GHRG_ST https://t…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @BladderBowelUK: It is #TeenHealthWeek. Davina has put a blog post together which discusses bladder and bowel problems that teenagers ca…
@IMPRESSleeds Hoping to collaborate with @googlemaps to fullfill the huge 'toilet satnav' plea from our #kidstoilettalk school ki… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds Check out this fully funded Biomedical PhD opportunity bit.ly/2pnYhau. Originates from this IMPRESS funded… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @BladderBowelUK: Did you know that it's #TeenHealthWeek next week? Take a look at our blog by Davina about bladder and bowel problems wi…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @WhaleKatie: Fantastic to attend the parliamentary launch of 'It happens to me too' report, raising awareness of #paediatric #continence…
@IMPRESSleeds #InternationalWomensDay Celebrate these women leading our #incontinence research Mandy Fader @unisouthampton… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds More fantastic work from @BladderBowelUK on childhood #continence #kidstoilettalk #ithappenstometoo @TITCHinnovate twitter.com/BladderBowelUK…

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