Enuresis (bed-wetting)

Service overview

Our team provides advice, support, assessment and management for enuresis. We help children of all ages to achieve night-time dryness. We will support you and your child in an age appropriate way to create a plan that will give you the best chance of success, and see children from six years old in clinic. You can also call the Health Visiting Team Advice Line in your area for telephone support.

The Enuresis team will review the information in your referral and will then contact you by telephone. They will either offer you a clinic appointment or support over the phone. If we are going to see you in clinic we will send you a letter with your appointment with supporting information. Please complete these charts and bring them to clinic with you.

The clinics are run using the evidence based three systems approach – focusing on the three main reasons that children are not dry at night (NICE 2016).  The process of becoming dry at night does require commitment from both child and parent .You will be issued with your own Enuresis booklet.

For further information on Enuresis you can download our 'Boss of your bladder' leaflet and also visit the ERIC website.

Your initial appointment will last one hour during which time an assessment will be completed and a plan created for your child. There will be no physical examination undertaken. A letter will be sent to your GP following the initial appointment. 

The Enuresis nurse will discuss with the best way to complete follow-up support. This can be clinic appointments, follow up appointments are 20-30 minutes long, or it could be telephone reviews. 
We will support your child in clinic for up to six months.

Should your child succeed in becoming dry at night we will discharge you from clinic and inform your GP. If we are unable to achieve night time dryness within 6 months, we will refer you back to your GP to arrange further investigations.

How to access the service

Anyone with parental consent can refer their child to the service. Referrals are also accepted from GPs, school nurses, health visitors or any other health professional. 

Anyone with a Surrey address, Surrey GP or Surrey School can be referred into the service.

Referrals are made via the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, a centralised referral and triage service for Surrey's specialist children's services.

The three ways to refer are:

  1. Through the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop online portal https://sabpsecure.simplifyhealth.co.uk. This is the same portal as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service
  2. Call the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop on 0300 222 5755. Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. This is the same number as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service
  3. Write to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, c/o Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 1st Floor, Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4PU.