The Bladder and Bowel CONfidence Health Integration Team (BABCON HIT) aims to promote bladder and bowel continence for all in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Leakage from the bladder and bowel that cannot be controlled by individuals of all ages is more widespread than is often recognised.
These are the figures that we know about but there are likely to be many more people with symptoms who do not admit it as we do not tend to talk about it. Often people live with bladder and bowel control issues as they believe nothing can be done to improve their symptoms. However, advice and education can help people to improve their symptoms, cure them or learn to live as well as they can.
BABCON plan to achieve its aims through:
BABCON and Healthwatch BNSSG are currently conducting a survey to find out more about the impact of COVID-19 on bladder and bowel services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The deadline has been extended to Monday, 30 November 2020.
More info on the survey below and the survey can be found here.
20 October 2020
Bristol Health Partners held its annual Health Integration Team (HIT) Conference as an entirely virtual event this year because of the pandemic. The event, “COVID-19 Call to Action: What else can we achieve in health and social care?”, took place b...
8 October 2020
The 2020 Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Team Conference took place as a virtual event over the course of four days (28 September - 1 October 2020). More information on the speakers and sessions can be found here.Presentations from the event an...
1 May 2020
Directors Associate Professor Nikki Cotterill, Professor Marcus Drake and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Kathryn McCarthy look back on what the newly formed HIT achieved in 2019-20.The Bladder and Bowel Confidence (BABCON) HIT was formed in 2019 with a foc...
3 February 2020
From adverse childhood experiences to bladder and bowel confidence, our latest HITs will be tackling a range of challenges.