Evidence for Practice seeks to provide the Nurse Continence Specialist with evidence based information from authoritative sources which can provide a reliable guide for clinical practice.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is a UK based organisation who provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

The role of NICE is to improve outcomes for people using the National Health Service (NHS) and other public health and social care services by:

  • Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
  • Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services.
  • Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across health and social care.

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COVID-19 is presenting major challenges for the health care community, with rapidly updated information.

In addition to your local health service and state or territory health department directives, the following links will help you access up to date COVID-19 resources. 



Clinical guidelines

The following links are to evidence based clinical guidelines which may be relevant to the clinical practice of the Nurse Continence Specialist.


Continence Product Funding Schemes

A number of funding schemes to assist people with the purchase of continence products exist in Australia. These are: