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 29 Units which have been accredited: April 2018
|South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.||July 2108.|
|Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||Re-accredited January 2018.|
|Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||Re-accredited May 2017.|
|Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||Re-accredited November 2016.|
|Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||January 2018.|
|Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||November 2017.|
|North Bristol NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||August 2017.|
|Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||June 2017.|
|Leicester University Hospital NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||February 2017.|
|Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||February 2017.|
|East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||January 2017.|
|East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||July 2016.|
|Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||July 2016.|
|The Warrell Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||June 2016.|
|Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||June 2016.|
|Plymouth Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||June 2016.|
|Nottingham University Hospital Urogynaecology Unit.||June 2016.|
|Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||February 2016.|
|South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||September 2017.|
|Countess of Chester Hospital Urogynaecology Unit.||January 2015.|
|Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital Urogynaecology Unit.||January 2015.|
|Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||November 2014.|
|Darent Valley Hospital Urogynaecology Unit.||August 2014.|
|John Radcliffe Hospital Urogynaecology Unit.||July 2014.|
|King's College Hospital Urogynaecology Unit, London.||March 2014.|
|Hinchinbrook Hospital Urogynaecology Unit, Huntingdon.||March 2014.|
|Medway Maritime Hospital Urogynaecology Unit, Kent.||January 2014.|
|Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||December 2013.|
|South Tees NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||July 2013.|
|Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Urogynaecology Unit.||November 2011.|
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 (download 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
Please find an example of a letter for your medical director to allow continence procedures to be performed during the mesh pause.