The ‘No catheter – No catheter associated urinary tract infection’ programme

Monday, July 26, 2021 11:45 - 12:30

The specialist continence service at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist advice and support to facilitate patient-centred care, offering effective management of bladder and bowel dysfunction within acute and community setting. The service also provides a continence product delivery service, which facilitates a controlled regular supply of products direct to clients. The nurse consultant at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led on the development and implementation of a programme of work to improve catheter care and reduce urinary tract infection rates locally. This programme has improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources by addressing unwarranted variation in practice.

Catherine Wilkin, Senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Michael Stephens, Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, Royal Victoria Infirmary