Accreditation of Units
Standards for Service Provision in Urogynaecology Units: Certification of Units
The Accreditation document has been revised. Version 2 will be used from 1 April 2016 so if you are currently preparing documents you will have to have these documents with the Governance Team by the end of 31 March 2016 if you wish to be assessed according to the Version 1 criteria. Version 1 & 2 are available on this website below.
The purpose of accreditation is to define and monitor standards of care, organisation and quality within urogynaecology units. These standards will be measurable, comparable and identify those units which deliver best practice. They are designed to provide a robust mechanism for ensuring quality control in units practising clinical urogynaecology, which will be of value to service users, commissioners and providers.
The standards provide a framework that will help urogynaecology units to improve patient care, encourage multidisciplinary working, and enhance prospects for individuals units to grow and develop.
If anyone has any queries about applying for accreditation please contact us here.
There are 26 Units which have been accredited:
Leicester University Hospital NHS trust. February 2017
Barking Havering and Redbridge University hospital Urogynaecology unit. Feb 2017
East Sussex healthcare NHS trust January 2017
Liverpool women’s hospital re-accredited November 2016
East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust - July 2016
The Warrell Unit, St Mary's hospital, Central Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust - June 2016.
Portsmouth Hospital - June 2016
Nottingham University Hospital - June 2016
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - July 2016
Plymouth Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - June 2016
Leeds urogynaecology unit (Leeds teaching hospital NHS Trust)
Liverpool Womens' Hospital - 1 April 2009 (Awaiting reaccreditation)
Worcestershire Royal Hospital- November 2009 (Awaiting reaccreditation)
Croydon University Hospital - 23 November 2010 (Reaccreditated May 2017)
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- 4 November 2011
Trafford General Hospital- 10 October 2012
South Tees NHS Foundation Trust- July 2013
Birmingham Women's Hospital- December 2013
Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent- January 2014
Hinchinbrook Hospital, Huntingdon- March 2014
King's College Hospital, London- March 2014
John Radcliffe Hospital- July 2014
Darent Valley Hospital- August 2014
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 11/11/14
Countess of Chester Hospital 14/1/15
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital 12/1/15
Version 1 criteria (currently being used until 31 March 2016) can be downloaded here
Version 2 criteria (will be applied to documents received on and after 1 April 2016):
You can download introductory letter here. (as of 1 April 2015)
Requirements of accreditation of units can be downloaded here.
Assessment document can be downloaded here.
Re-accreditation pro-forma can be downloaded here.
Named units being able to see and treat women with mesh related problems
The following units (downlod PDF here) have agreed that they are happy to see women who have significant mesh problems following incontinence or prolapse surgery where mesh was inserted.
The following personnel have confirmed that they will comply with set criteria of discussing all patients requiring surgery at a joint meeting to help determine best treatment options. The clinical lead will be responsible for submitting data on all patients undergoing surgery onto a national database and report them to HMRA.
The clinical lead has taken responsibility for the unit. Other medical staff from the hospital may also be involved in the care under the agreement with the clinical lead. This will be a local arrangement and each unit will be able to discuss further with any patients seen in that unit.
Repository of Accreditation Documents