Tackling childhood constipation and soiling with a macrogol laxative

Watch our video to find out what to do.

Note that all information on macrogol doses refers to the paediatric preparations of macrogol.

Sandra and Helen

Sandra Hanson and Helen Ripper
Childhood Constipation Service

Childhood constipation service

Children call us 'The Poo Nurses'. We're the Childhood Constipation Service at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. We're based at Darent Valley Hospital and also take referrals from Queen Mary Hospital, Erith & District Hospital and all over the South East.

On this website you will find links to other useful sources of information. There are also the guidelines for the maintenance regime and a disimpaction regime and a copy of the Bristol Stool Chart for you to download.


Dr Shahinul Khan

Dr Shahinul Khan, Consultant Paediatrician at Dartford and Gravesham NHS trust, says: "Chronic constipation is something we're seeing far too often in our hospital clinics these days. It is something that can be dealt with effectively by parents with the help of their GPs."

Nursing Times

This project was the winner of the Nursing Times Award 2017 for 'Continence promotion and care'



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