Ferring Pharmaceuticals launched the healthcare professional (HCP) arm of their website, www.urinecontrol.co.uk in June 2011, now the company is delighted to announce that patients and carers can access a new, dedicated website via the same domain, to find support for this important area of child health.
The HCP arm of the site has already proven to be a valuable resource for those with a special interest in primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE). Visitors have access to a number of tools to support their clinical practice:
• Patient leaflets - for parents, teens and children offering advice and support
• Current issues of the Childhood Continence News and Views newsletter, with advice and comment from some recognised experts in the PNE arena
• A newsletter template for special interest groups wishing to start their own publication
• Videos sharing patient experience and information about desmopressin.
HCPs can register to receive email updates, which highlight significant additions to the site, such as videos and downloadable materials.
Via www.urinecontrol.co.uk, patients and carers click 'general public' to access their arm of the site, or directly at www.stopbedwetting.org. The site is for children, teens and parents who are concerned about bedwetting. Its headline message is "I know I'm not the only one" and this is underpinned through facts, figures and practical information about available treatment options.
With contributions from professionals working in the field of childhood continence, the site gives advice to parents about how they can help their child, information about why enuresis can occur and when they should seek further help.
Downloadable leaflets are available with information for younger children, teens and parents to help explain bedwetting and its treatment.
Parents and children will feel reassured to hear the voices of Mums and their children sharing their very personal experience through the site's videos.
Date of preparation: March 2012