Nature of Course: Open to staff of NHS Trusts in South London

Course Director:  Colette Laws-Chapman and Marie McDonnell


Many patients in both the inpatient and community setting have indwelling urinary catheters and healthcare professionals frequently are faced with their management.  Poor management can lead to catheter associated complications such as infection with devastating consequences for the patient such as prolonged hospitalisation, readmission and increased mortality.

This course aims to help reduce avoidable harm in patients with catheters. It seeks to explore issues of catheter avoidance, management of indwelling catheters and timely removal; as well as safe discharge of those with catheters and their community management.

The course will help explore issues around dignity, care and compassion and the role of the healthcare professional in educating and empowering patients in catheter care. This inter-professional course is designed to help explore the potential non-technical barriers to effective management of catheters for both acute and community healthcare professionals


  • GPs
  • Consultants
  • Junior doctors
  • Acute and community nurses
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Nursing assistants trained in catheter management

Dates Available:

This is a half day course so on any future dates there is a morning and an afternoon session

  • To be announced


  • Although this course is centrally funded, making it free for you to attend, you may be charged if you book a place but do not attend on the day.


  • Please email the Simulation team for more information.