United Kingdom Continence Society

United Kingdom Continence Society

UK Clinical Guideline for best practice in the use of vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse:

Launched on 4th March 2021 at the UKCS Glasgow Online Event.

The UKCS Online was 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 eight professional societies and patients.                         

Pelvic Floor Report - launched on Wednesday 28th April 2021

NICE GUIDELINE: Draft guideline on pelvic floor dysfunction: prevention and non-surgical management

UKCS is a registered  stakeholder contributing to the guidelines: This document is now out for consultation. Deadline for comments to UKCS is 2 August 2021

Access draft guidelines here.

Welcome to the UKCS

The United Kingdom Continence Society is a multidisciplinary group of medical and allied health practitioners clinicians from all areas connected with urinary and faecal continence. The Society exists to improve standards, promote training and encourage research and exchange of information in continence care.

Originally founded in 1994 as ICS-UK, a UK branch of the International Continence Society, the first meeting was held in Bristol, under the chairmanship of Professor Paul Abrams. The Society has since grown to over 400 members. These include specialist nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, care of the elderly physicians, clinical physicists, GP’s, urology and urogynaecology consultants and their trainees. The Society continues to host an annual research meeting every spring which is open to members and non-members. This provides a platform for participants to present their work in continence research and developing treatments in a friendly and constructive environment.

UKCS is keen to promote knowledge and understanding of incontinence to a wider public, including patients and those responsible for the formulation of healthcare policy. We are active in the field of raising standards in continence care. The Society offers Certification in Urodynamics and in support of this host courses on Urodynamics around the UK. We aim to support our members with access to research grants plus bursaries for attendance at the Annual Meeting. This is financed through the proceeds of the Annual Meeting.

Please take the time to browse the website and read the Minimum Standards in Continence Care and Urodynamic practice in the UK as well as our recent newsletters and snippets from previous annual meetings.


The annual meeting is multidisciplinary and is appropriate for the presentation and discussion of “work in progress”…



The 2021 abstracts for the conference are available here.



You are invited to apply for Certification in Urodynamics.



UKCS is committed to using some of the surplus generated by the meetings to further assist its constituency in research and...


Support for the public

UKCS is a membership organisation for healthcare professionals involved in caring for patients with pelvic floor problems. Unfortunately, the UKCS cannot offer advice to members of the public.

For questions about continence, services and support we recommend that members of the public contact the Bladder and Bowel Community via bladderandbowel.org or their GP surgery.

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