The audit examined cases of over 18,000 people with incontinence and concluded that many services often did not meet the standards set by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
One in five adults suffer from incontinence, a condition which also results in a whole host of other side effects including ill health, depression and social isolation.
All of the above conditions are treatable in their own right but those with incontinence receive very little help in overcoming them and often suffer in silence.
Tim Harvey, 50, from Berkshire, has been suffering with incontinence for three years and is now a trustee with the Bladder and Bowel Foundation charity.
He explains how he believes it is very difficult for someone who has not suffered with the condition to understand the gravity of the psychological impacts that come alongside the condition and more needs to be done to help sufferers combat this aspect of the condition.
A Department of Health spokeswoman has said ”This audit will be a powerful spur, to enable patients and clinicians to deliver the quality of care patients have a right to expect.”