Lack of adequate continence care could breach a number of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) fundamental standards; for example that people:
- must have care and treatment that is tailored to them and meets their needs and preferences;
- are treated with dignity and respect at all times whilst receiving care and treatment; and
- do not suffer any form of abuse or improper treatment, including neglect or degrading treatment, while receiving care.
The CQC considers continence as part of inspections wherever appropriate. If a specific concern over continence care was raised, the inspection would focus on this issue in greater detail.