We are now Bladder Health UK

5 January, 2017

The press release document to announce the change of name :-                                                                                                                                                                               


COB Foundation changes its name to Bladder Health UK


The start of 2017 has brought a new name for one of the most well-known organisations in the field as the Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation (often known as the COB Foundation) becomes Bladder Health UK.

Since the start of the charity’s journey in 1994 its members have always been at the forefront of activities, planning and decision-making. Over the years, as the field of bladder health has evolved enormously, membership has grown, demands have widened, and the expertise available has grown immeasurably. Bearing in mind these changes, the management team reviewed their plans and, with careful consideration and the support of the members, decided a new name would provide a better insight into the role the charity plays in the 21st century.

The COB Foundation, although a non-medical organisation, has always been well respected by many in the medical profession and has a supportive base of urologists and continence nurse specialists. The charity’s mission is to help people live positively with bladder illness through the provision of personalised support and care. Through valuable support from corporate and commercial organisations, the charity is also able to educate and inform members on the latest treatments and developments. Collaborations with various charitable bodies and partnerships with other relevant organisations have allowed them to corral diverse sources of knowledge and expertise for the benefit of members.

The new name of Bladder Health UK will help to steer the organisation through its growth strategy for the next five years and its vision of aiming for a future free from the pain, stigma and isolation of bladder illness.

Suzanne Evans, Business Director of the charity, is excited about the new identity and says:

“We needed to revitalise the charity and capture the energy and passion of our staff, volunteers and supporters. Changing our name is an important step towards raising awareness of all bladder illnesses and promoting the voice of the patient.”

One of our valuable sponsors is very supportive of the change :

“The new name ‘Bladder Health UK’ represents more accurately the work the charity does on a day to day basis and reflects the much needed support they provide to people living with these conditions”  says  Steve Higgins, General Manager, Allergan UK

The name change will propel the charity forward and enable the team to reach out to more sufferers and their families. The organisation provides a national service and through an active and supportive advice line and many other resources (including handbooks, diet booklets and information sheets) Bladder Health UK will continue to help, advise and signpost.



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