Do you experience bladder or bowel leakage? You are definitely not alone and there are things you can do to try to improve your symptoms. Even occasional leakage should not be ignored.
The free CONfidence app provides practical help at your fingertips. It brings together trusted and reliable information, informed by national experts providing specialist bladder and bowel care.
Download the CONfidence app and explore the information to help you take control:
Or search for "confidence expert" in your app store.
We want to make the information contained in CONfidence easy for everyone to access, and will be working with partners to identify ways to reach more people with this information in the near future. Watch our video for healthcare professionals:
We are grateful for the support from Expert Self Care, local and national colleagues, and patient and public partners who have contributed so much time, expertise and experience to pull this valuable resource together. This app is a result of a genuine desire to help people with bladder and bowel symptoms access information and advice that can help, and we could not have achieved this without this collaborative team effort.
Thanks to: Florence Nightingale Foundation; West of England Academic Health Science Network; NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG; Sirona care & health; Bladder and Bowel UK; NHS Bristol Urological Institute; Continence Product Advisor; ERIC; and University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol.
Dr Nikki Cotterill was interviewed about the CONfidence app on BBC Radio Somerset: listen from 1.33.20
We have made a video with the department of Urogynaecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust that explains the importance of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for women, which is a key way of controlling some types of incontinence.
More videos are in development, for men and for other aspects of bladder and bowel leakage, so please revisit this page and look out for launch tweets.