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Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
 Formulary Chapter 17: Continence and Stoma Information - Full Chapter


BANESBaNES Integrated Continence Urology Products Formulary 2018

WILTSHIREWilts Integrated Continence Urology Products Formulary 2017

BaNES Continence advisors:
Bladder & Bowel Service, St Martins Hospital, Tel: 01225 831766 (Sonya Sibun)
Urology Department, Royal United Hospital, Tel: 01225 825990 (Jackie Robinson)

BaNES prescribing guidelines for continence appliances (suggested quantities) 


Frequency of change

Recommended monthly quantity

Additional information

Indwelling catheters

Up to 12 weeks (long term)

One (plus one spare) every 3 months


Indwelling catheters

Up to 4 weeks (medium term)

One (plus one spare) every month


Intermittent single use catheter

Between 1-5 times daily

Average use - 30 to 125


Catheter valves

Every 5-7 days




Usually one per day



Leg bags

Usually one bag every 5-7 days



Night bags (Drainable)

Usually one bag every 5-7 days



Night bags (non-drainable)

One bag in 24 hours



Catheter retaining straps



Pack of 5 lasts 4-6 months

Catheter bag sleeves



Pack of 4 lasts 6 months

Anal plugs

Usually every 12 hours



Retracted penile pouch

Usually 24-48 hours



Faecal collector

Usually 24 hours or more

Designed to collect liquid stool only


Stoma Information

Please refer to your local Stoma Care Nurse Specialists for further information and advice on choice and availability of stoma preparations. 

BaNES Stoma information:
BaNES RUH Stoma Advisory Team stocks and maintains a full range of ostomy products and is available for advice at RUH Hospital on 01225 428331  

BaNES CCG Stoma Care Nurse Specialist is based at the RUH. Hazel Brooks can be contacted on 01225 824056

Great Western Hospital, Swindon, Kennet & North East Wiltshire.
The Stoma Care Team at GWH stocks and maintains a full range of ostomy products, and is available for advice on telephone number 01793-646202

Salisbury District Hospital & South Wiltshire.
For advice on ostomy products, please contact the Stoma Care Clinical Nurses Specialists at Salisbury District Hospital on telephone number 01722-429256

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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Traffic LightRed

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment.  

Traffic LightAmber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation or recommendation.  

Traffic LightAmber with Shared Care

Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.  

Traffic LightGreen

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations.  

Traffic LightSelf

Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  

Traffic LightGrey

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision to use this medicine is under review.   

Traffic LightBlack

(In use from Oct 2020) Used where a decision has been made by the BSW APC not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

Traffic LightRed Specialist Centre

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where this medicine and indication is ONLY available through a Specialist Centre according to a NICE Highly Specialised Technology or NHSE Specialised Commission Circular / Policy.