My Catheter Passport
The aim of My Catheter Passport is to improve communication and information sharing between health and social care professionals about the management of patients’ catheters. It is hoped that the passport will help empower patients to manage their catheter.
The passport is a document full of useful information and contact details for people with catheters, to support them live as independently as possible with their catheters, and know what services are there to support them.
The passport also allows the sharing of patient catheter care plans between staff supporting them in hospital and community, ensuring there is an up-to-date record that is easily accessible.
The new My Catheter Passport is being given to all people who are discharged from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College Hospital with a catheter, or who have a catheter fitted in the community. The passport is the patient’s record and should stay with them at all times.
Through successful testing and implementation of the passport across Southwark and Lambeth, it’s hoped that improved information sharing will reduce the number of unnecessary hospital visits with a catheter related problems, and empower patient to live healthily with their catheter.