Information for Patients

BSUG information leaflets

General

Prolapse

Prolapse of the vaginal wall

Prolapse of the vaginal vault (top of the vagina after hysterectomy)

Prolapse of the uterus (womb)

Incontinence

Urgency incontinence / Overactive bladder

Stress incontinence

There is currently a pause on the use of vaginal mesh tape to treat stress incontinence and so this procedure is unlikely to be available at present. Further information is available here

Other information leaflets

RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolgists) patient information leaflets relating to urogynaecology

IUGA Patient Leaflets

IUGA has a range of different brochures many of which are available in other languages. Access the IUGA brochures here

Mesh related problems

Units providing a service to see and treat women with mesh related problems

List of units and personnel (PDF)

These units have agreed that they are happy to see women who have significant mesh problems following incontinence or prolapse surgery where mesh was inserted.

The personnel listed have confirmed that they will comply with set criteria 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 MHRA.

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.

Units wishing to be named as a unit able to see and treat women with mesh related problems. Please read this explanatory letter here. And please complete this form and return it to aking@rcog.org.uk