National Catheter Passport - information for patients


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The National Catheter Passport, or Urinary Catheter Care Passport can be accessed here:

This Passport is to be filled in by you and/or anyone else involved in the care of your catheter. The Passport gives information on how you should care for your catheter at home as well as a clinical section for your nurse, doctor or carer to fill in. Having a urinary catheter is an important part of managing your health and could improve your quality of life. However, catheters can significantly increase the risk of urinary tract infection. Whilst these infections are usually mild, they can on occasion be serious and can impact on your general health and well being. It is important that you follow the guidelines contained in this booklet to help minimise the risk of developing an infection. You need to take this Passport with you to all healthcare appointments.

Guidance for the use of the National Catheter Passport can be accessed here:

Last reviewed: 30 September 2020

Next review: 30 September 2023

Author(s): Nurse Consultant, Health Protection Scotland

Version: 1

Approved By: TAM Subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): Nurse Consultant, Health Protection Scotland

Document Id: TAM409