Catheter Care

Catheter Care

Welcome to our catheter care section. Here you will find helpful information and advice on your catheter and how to use it.

The Bladder & Bowel Home Delivery Service can offer you expert advice about catheter care and help you find the right products to manage your condition.

For more information on catheter care and products delivered reliably to your door, call our Home Delivery Team on 0800 031 5406.

Catheter Nurse Q&A

At Bladder and Bowel Community, we don’t want anyone to struggle or feel lost with their catheter needs - so we put your most-asked questions to Val, our urology nurse. The Community Asked… Our Catheter Nurse Answered! We asked the members

Catheter Valves

Catheter valves can be used as an alternative to allowing urine to drain freely into a drainage bag. Read our guide to how they work, and what to consider.

Indwelling Catheters

The indwelling catheter is retained in the bladder by a balloon which can be inflated and deflated. Short-term (less than 30 days) or long-term (more than 30 days) drainage can be maintained but the end of the catheter should either be…

Catheters & Accessories

A catheter is a thin tube which is used to drain urine from the bladder. Catheters are used as a management aid by people who cannot empty their bladder properly. There are three main types of catheters: Intermittent catheters…

Suprapubic Catheter

What is a suprapubic catheter? A suprapubic catheter is a hollow flexible tube that is used to drain urine from the bladder. It is inserted into the bladder through a cut in the tummy, a few inches below the navel (tummy button). This is…

Intermittent Self Catheterisation

Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is used to treat bladders that do not empty fully. You will be taught how to insert a urinary catheter into your bladder by a health professional – this can be done in a hospital, clinic or at…