United Kingdom Continence Society
UK Clinical Guideline: for best practice in the use of vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse (launched March 2021)
The UKCS is proud to host the launch of the UK Clinical Guideline for best practice in the use of vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse. This guideline aims to standardise pessary care, inform women and facilitate training pessary users.
This guideline has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of members from United Kingdom Continence Society (UKCS); the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP); the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG); the Association for Continence Advice (ACA); the Scottish Pelvic Floor Network (SPFN); The Pelvic Floor Society (TPFS); the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG); the Royal College of Nursing (RCN); and pessary users.
Pessary Session at the UKCS Online 2021 (4th March) at 11.30 - 12.00
Pessary for POP – evidence & use
Carol Bugge, Associate Professor, University of Stirling
UK Clinical Guideline for best practice in the use of vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapseLaunch 12.00 - 12.45
The Future of Pessary Care and the Physiotherapists Role
Claire Brown, Clinical Specialist Pelvic Health and Obstetric Physiotherapy, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust
The Value of Patient Experience in the Pessary Guideline Development Process
Kate Lough, Chair Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy
UK Clinical Guideline for best practice in the use of vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse
Commonly used pessary types – a practical guide
Pessary Choice Alone
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Guideline download Pathways and Posters (Pdfs): Pessary use for prolapse: clinical pathway. Vaginal Pessary – Risks: Complications and Actions and Pessary Choice Algorithm
Vaginal Prolapse Infographic
Self-Management of a Vaginal Pessary
Information for Women on Self-Management of Pessary for Vaginal Prolapse: FAQs
Information for Women using a pessary for vaginal prolapse: FAQs
This guideline has undergone stakeholder review and endorsed by the following: