Continence Advisory Service – Adult
CONTINENCE ADVISORY SERVICE (Provide) Adults only can self-refer 0300 1310 111
Their service is provided by a clinical nurse specialist, continence adviser, continence nurses, associate practitioner and healthcare support workers. Treat or support people for the following:
Urinary and faecal problems/incontinence.
Pelvic floor problems, including electrical stimulation treatment.
Teaching and management of intermittent self-catheterisation.
Selection and supply of continence products, in cases where specific criteria is met.
Long-term management of incontinence.
Education for carers
For referrals relating to the provision of continence products they aim to offer appointments within 2 weeks or 1 week – if the referral is received as part of a discharge from hospital. For referrals requiring a clinic appointment they aim to offer these within 6 weeks of the referral. Products can take 1-2 weeks from confirmation of order.
Children’s and Adolescent’s Mental Health Service (SET-CAMHS)
SET-CAMHS 0800 953 0222 or 0800 995 1000 urgent/out of hours number
Provides advice and support to children, young people and families who need support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties. Any child or young person experiencing mental health difficulties as well as any parent or guardian can access the service for help and guidance.
The service can support young people with a range of mental health difficulties which can include:
Body image and eating difficulties
Behavioural and emotional difficulties
Trauma and loss
Parenting and family difficulties
Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
The NHS Minor Eye Conditions Service can be used for red eyes and other sudden eye problems, see list below. It is paid for by the NHS and you do not need a GP referral. Please contact Simon Kleyn on 01787 223 213.
- Loss of vision
- Blurred vision
- Eye pain or discomfort
- Red eyes
- Foreign body injury
- Emergency contact lens problems
- Dry / Gritty / Itchy eye
- Watery eye
- In-growing eyelashes
- Lumps and bumps near the eye
- Double vision
- Flashes / floaters
- Loss of peripheral vision
Essex Sexual Health Service
Essex Sexual Health Services are funded by the NHS. Self-refer, appointment only. 0300 003 1212
Clinics are run and delivered by doctors, nurses and other qualified health advisors.
- In-clinic and at-home testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Examination, diagnosis and treatment of STIs
- At-home HIV testing
- eC-Card scheme distributing free condoms to young people
- Chlamydia screening
- Pregnancy tests
- Assessment for and access to most forms of contraception
- Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
- General sexual health advice, counselling and support.