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World Continence Week

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1335: tabled on 19 June 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that this week, 19 to 23 June, is World Continence Week which aims to raise awareness, knowledge and understanding of urinary incontinence and associated conditions, observes the devastating impact that incontinence can have on patients’ wellbeing and quality of life; further notes that an estimated 14 million people in the UK, on average over 9,000 in each parliamentary constituency, are affected by continence problems with many relying on high-quality medical devices to enable them to enjoy independence and avoid repeated medical appointments; recognises that the safety and outcomes of those with urological conditions, as well as the professional judgement of clinicians who work in the urology sector, should remain of primary importance to industry and government; believes that patients and clinicians should be able to choose from a wide range of products to accommodate individual needs and have their preferences respected; and further believes that no patient should have to worry about accessing a product that effectively manages their condition and helps them to maintain independence.