History of The Bladder & Bowel Community

On January 11th, 1989, a small gathering of like-minded individuals met at St Pancras Hospital, London. This group comprised of eight healthcare professionals, six people with continence problems, two informal carers and one representative of the continence care industry. They suggested three aims for this new team to work toward:

  1. Provide practical advice and support for patients.
  2. 让公众意识到这些问题。
  3. Campaign for more recognition and adequate services.

And thus, National Action on Incontinence (NAOI) was born.

Formation of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation June 2008

The charity was officially formed in June 2008 and launched on 15th September 2008. It incorporated the objectives and missions of two charities, Incontact and the Continence Foundation, which closed in May 2008.

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) has been the UK’s largest, non-profit making, advocacy charity providing help, information and support for people with bladder and bowel problems. Unfortunately, the charity was forced to close in 2016.

September 2016 – A New Beginning for the Bladder and Bowel Community


Determined not to let this happen, we stepped in, securing the funding to form the Bladder & Bowel Community Support Network. Thankfully we managed to secure the website in order to maintain the community that plays host to over one million visitors each year.




Our mission is to continue to support and empower the community in the following ways:

  • By giving you the tools and information you need to live a healthy lifestyle- such as nutritional advice, fitness tips and delicious recipes!
  • 建立一个图书馆,收集影响我们社区的每一种疾病的信息。
  • Keeping you up to date with the goings on and upcoming events in our community.
  • 确保你随时了解膀胱和肠道社区最新的令人兴奋的发展。